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Do startups prefer the .io to .com??

Labeled as discuss in Domain Extensions started by CollinsKele, Jan 16, 2018.

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  1. pinkdragon

    pinkdragon Established Member

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    I think they prefer the .io if the .com is taken, and they can't afford to buy it.
    On the other hand, starting up with the .com does not guarantee that the business will be successful.
     
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  3. bobbarato

    bobbarato Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    A few comments:

    1. .io is used by quite a few startups because the .com would be too costly. (io => input/output means it is very techy : ) IMHO it was very popular / cool a couple of years ago and while still popular, I would say other gtlds have also become popular for startups.

    2. The CES show gets all kinds of mainstream news coverage every early January.

    3. One hot startup had both co and .tech => brainco.tech :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2018
  4. hookbox

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    Because they don't have to worry about losing any sales. If Amazon ran on Amazon.net then they would be losing sales to the .com. CES doesn't sell anything so if someone doesn't find them they aren't losing any money over it. Eventually they will be found on the second or third try. If you sell a product or a service then you have to be on the .com but if you don't sell a product or service then I think you can be on any extension.
     
  5. Galaxy Traveller

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    Those startup companies just like new domainers who like to register cheap ngtld. Even a pro domainer cannot remember 10 sites with 10 different tld. And end up visiting wheel.car instead of wheel.bike
     
  6. Grilled

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    I appreciate these thoughts...

    Have you considered "catch all" email's as a reason to own a short .com versus owning the short new gTLD?
     
  7. bobbarato

    bobbarato Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If an entity gets a better domain name, they can just forward from the old one to the new one.
    Now if they LOSE the old one...

    "I am the Baron of Ibelin"
    "He knows the Baron of Ibelin, he is old"
    "I am the new one"

    from the movie "Kingdom of Heaven"
     
  8. Grilled

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    What?
     
  9. Galaxy Traveller

    Galaxy Traveller Established Member

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    General people are discussing about amazontube registered. But surprisingly no one mentioned which tld.

    But all people know which tld it is.
     
  10. Galaxy Traveller

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    People are waiting for amazontube as youtube alternative to monetize their videos. Most probably lot of small youtube creator join other platform because youtube's new 4000hours rule. I have some tube videos domains like sgvid, bgvid and tube category etc. and waiting for sale.
     
  11. DnDot.com

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    As everyone else said .io is being used when the .com is taken although that is starting to become expensive so start ups will have to move to another TLD soon enough.
     

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