Labeled as opinion in General Domain Discussion, started by ReallyBigIdea.com, Jan 16, 2021
Which domains have more value, plural or singular?
Forest guy lol
i just trying to understand why do Mike Mann dropping singular edition and keeps plural.
Plural in this case sounds like would encompass all;
as .com guy who think all else “worthless”
(wait, that didnt come out right..)
Sounds like he made a business decision;
and i expect the plural to follow if no fish takes bait.
“It’s all a numbers game.” but i agree @LoodeX sounds like you like “forest niche.”
Perfect environmental domain; .org for “good cause”
While we are used to saying THE Rainforest as an environmental entity, we don't say The Tropical Forest. Yet.
There will be no definitive answer to OP's original question as it depends on the circumstance.
In this particular case, if I was publishing a blog or site about tropical forests, the plural would obviously be preferable.
i’ve posed this question for generic .COM
and always got the same answer..
an ambivalent “shorter singular is better..?” idk
Nature all the way lol
Nature.com is a good developed site
It's all about word construction
... and 'natures' would be weird.
If I was a forestry worker or ranger writing a blog documenting the single forest I worked in, I'd go with the singular.
If the question is posed from a general investment point, the singular would often be the safer bet.
i didnt even know “Natures” was a word.
Nature’s Way of telling not a good word in this case...
All in favor changing “Nature” same as “fish” plural?
Fishes can be used in a scientific context to refer to multiple species of fish.
"Singular is always better" is a misconception.
Car.com vs Cars.com which makes more commercial sense?
Sometimes, singular is better. Sometimes, plural is better. Sometimes, they are both strong in their own right like in Book.com vs Books.com
Which is why my answer still remains, "It depends"
So in other words, still a (widely) unrecognized term?
Exactly, So many want “absolutes” Can trick help here?
Difficult, even to say confidently, “majority of the time..”
I estimate, 55% better suited for singular and;
45% better suited for plural; out of all words..
all things equal such price.. owned both plural singular
It's like the words Peoples and Persons.
They are actually valid in certain situations.
Nuances of scientific groupings and legal language etc.
Good! Had me worried about it gaining steam : ))
Singular version is more valuable, and here is why:
Singular version "TropicalForest" is brandable it can be great brand name
Plural version "TropicalForests" is more descriptive and not as brandable as singular version, it suits more an information or educational website.
Regarding why Mike Mann dropped the plural version, he has way too many domains, and I don't think he can keep track of all domain he is dropping.
Craig and his science 🙄
Spot on correct!
We would say that it depends on the name and in some instances both are invaluable and worth having for brand protection. For example: IntelNerd and IntelNerds both would apply for premium branding in this scenario.
Great example and in this instance both should be owned by the same company for brand protection.
He/she asked a simple question ...nor your example compares to TropicalForest & TropicalForests...
but yeah @ReallyBigIdea.com you might as well register both if you like the domain so much
singulars (plural of singular)
plural (singular of plurals)
Separate names with a comma.