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How important to register .net if you own .com?

Labeled as advice in Domain Extensions, started by PatrickV, May 16, 2020

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  1. PatrickV

    PatrickV Established Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm new here and own some .com domains, how important is it to get also .net?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  2. korganian

    korganian Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I don't feel like it's important at all, since there are now over 1000 extensions.
     
  3. EP2020

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    I don't think it matters at all.
     
  4. jmcc

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    If you are developing a website or service, it is best to register .COM/NET/ORG. If you are registering for a future sale, sometimes business purchasers will want the .NET as well. The downside is that it is an extra renewal fee until that sale.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  5. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Reminds me of this January 7, 2020 Uni piece;

    https://uniregistry.com/blog/post/domain-trinity-when-to-get-the-com-net-and-org

    Samer
     
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  6. Brian L.

    Brian L. Top Contributor VIP ICA Member

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    For investment purposes I don’t think it matters, but I acquire the .com, .net, .org and .us for myself and clients that are building out a brand.
     
  7. Austin Ikemefuna

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  8. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    A a bit of brand protection and ability to use another extension for the guts of programming few splash pages. All doesn't hurt to have more other than the outlay.
     
  9. garptrader

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    For brand protection it makes sense but as an investment it does not. Buyers willing to pay for an aftermarket domain want the .COM. If they are looking for a reg fee alternative there are hundreds of extensions to choose from.
     
  10. Indianad

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    Welcome to NP's! Read and learn from some of the best thought minds "in my opinion." :xf.smile:
     
  11. BrandCollectors.com

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    no need to register a dot net if you own a. org or. com

    net is like a. info. biz just an another extention..
     
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  12. Peak.Domains

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    If you're actually developing the .com, having the .net isn't a bad idea at all, esp if it's a more generic term you can't really trademark. You might wake up someday and see a competitor operating on that extension and think, "dang, I wish I had vanquished them to the realm of needing to use .info, or choosing a different name." In that case, it's definitely worth the $10.

    If your .com is REALLY good, and you're able to get the .net, it just means any end-user has one less path to take that doesn't lead directly to your door.

    I know somebody with a god-tier .com, who recently paid a few grand for the matching .net, and I think it was a very wise investment. It's kind of like collecting property in the board game Monopoly, once you have one of them, I think the others can become more valuable to own... but only if your .com is good enough. I wouldn't go and start buying the .net's for every .com that I'm hoping to sell for $300 or $1000.
     
  13. Samer

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    Tell that to Slideshare.com
    Go ahead and go there...
    leads to .net!

    Just kiddin, my friend it’s anomaly, only 1 i kno.

    Samer
     
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  14. BrandCollectors.com

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    haha the same with hexonet.com
     
  15. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Nice, Finally! Another one added to the list :)

    Samer
     
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  16. Peak.Domains

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    Myself and a partner had developed a site that was listed on flippa, once the auction price hit 6 figures, someone cloned the entire site on the .net of our brand because we didn't secure it. We had potential bidders asking about that, it severely jeopardized the sale until we were finally able to get their webhost to take it down. Just food for thought! (I didn't own a huge portion of this site, just to be upfront haha)

    I don't grab the .net right away for everything I do, but once a project is off the ground I can't imagine why you would want to give anyone else the opportunity to own it. It's an insurance policy against headaches.
     
  17. BrandCollectors.com

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    another one internic.net 😅 the main domain in the industry

    internic.com has no redirect just disabled 😅
     
  18. Amar D

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    I've registered for me SwissInformatics in both (com/net).

    The .org is in ownership of state Switzerlands IT association :D
     
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  19. MadAboutDomains

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    It's only as important as you feel it is.

    If you're going to be annoyed when someone registers the same name in .Net then it may be fortituous to register it.
     
  20. LUP

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    if you want to build a brand, it is important to secure all related domain extensions.

    If it's just for flipping a domain or buy and hold it's not important to have it
     
  21. krishmk

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    Assuming you are asking this question purely on Domain Investing perspective (not for your own Brand protection), I would say if you have the $$ and feel the domain is worth investing go ahead and register the main ones like .net, .org etc.... This creates an artificial demand and can aid in selling your .com extension.
     
  22. Amar D

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    Btw. I'm using Amadex com for personal website, and Amadex net for nameservers and other backend things :D
     
  23. Shaan Chopra

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    It all boils down to the actual usage of the name if it's a personal domain, not required. Some very high worth business you might want to protect your brand go ahead and do it.
     

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