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Plural VS Singular?

Labeled as opinion in General Domain Discussion, started by ReallyBigIdea.com, Jan 16, 2021

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Plural VS Singular?

  1. TropicalForests.org

  2. TropicalForest.org

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  1. pb

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    Sometimes singular and plural version of the same word can have a vastly different use.
    For example tables.com can sell pieces of furniture while table.com can be a table booking service.
    Swapping these domain (uses) would make both sound a bit awkward.
     
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  2. LoodeX

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    You are more random than I ..I don’t know if it’s a compliment or what lmao
     
  3. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    Sure it depends (like others stated already) on the (website's) content - but alone from it's intrinsic value, purely from a semantic point of view, considering nothing than the domain name itself, the singular is logically the more valuable form since the singular is always the root of the plural ...

    ... there would be no plural without the singular.
     
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  4. ReallyBigIdea.com

    ReallyBigIdea.com Established Member

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    Cars.com sounds more natural but car.com 3-letter..so still no clear answer for me.

    Goldie.org
    its all about gold correct? but Goldies.org - what is it? Oldies but goldies..goldies is it a real word?
     
  5. LoodeX

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    It is a word somewhere .. Oldies with the G
     
  6. ReallyBigIdea.com

    ReallyBigIdea.com Established Member

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    so it doesn't fit for a gold industry?
     
  7. LoodeX

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    Gold is very old so it does fit with the old industry
     
  8. MapleDots

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    Personally I always prefer the singular but in rare cases like in my user name MapleDots the plural makes more sense.

    I recently acquired the .ca of the word Holidays

    In that case I also preferred the plural over the singular because nobody goes on Holiday, they go on Holidays.
     
  9. LoodeX

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    Holiday.ca>holidays.ca sorry kanada
     
  10. FolioTeam

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    It being a 3L doesn't really matter in this context.
     
  11. du6262

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    • In China, the difference between singular and plural is purely quantitative
     
  12. Satoshi's Domains

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    As a general rule singular is better, but there are times when plural is more natural and/or more brandable, and therefore more valuable.

    A few things to think about are:
    • Common use - How is the word used most often?
    • Sound test - Which sounds better?
    • Brandable - Is one more brandable?
    • Meaning - Do singular and plural have alternative meanings?
    Plenty of things can be added to that list but it's a good starting point.
     
  13. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    :ROFL: Not only in China ...
     
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  14. du6262

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    :xf.grin::xf.grin:
     
  15. Michael Castello

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    APPLE as a brand/CARS as a product or subject. Apple does not sell apples and Amazon has nothing to do the the rain forest. Singular generics have broader appeal as a stand alone brand that, as a domain name, has a broader
    market to sell to. Thus, singular is better to sell as a domain name whereas plurals can generate better as a developed site to sell product.
    The best plural brands and revenue generators are names like Toys and Cars.com who made a great brand and revenue.

    A buyer named Michael might pay a fortune for his Michael.com domain name but Michaels.com will generate for more revenue as a plural. I only registered singular when I started. I wish now I had gotten both.
     
  16. The Durfer

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    if it makes sense to be plural plural is better, but otherwise pick singular.
     
  17. Reddstagg

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    Is one Castello better than two?

    BOGOF.

    One could argue that although the singular might be more correct in terms of buying and selling domain names and the prices associated with that but the plural to me would add strength to the brand and I'd be thinking that for all I know there could be dozens of them behind the scenes ensuring a long and powerful tradition continues into the future.

    Sometimes, more is just...more.
     
  18. TauseefKhan

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    Singular is more desired. And, plurals play the role of brand protection. If one can afford.
     
  19. Kingslayer

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    Depends what the word is:-

    Hotels is better than Hotel
    Video is better than Videos
    Cars is better than Car
    Casino is better than Casinos

    In your example TropicalForest is the best.
     
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    What do you guys thinks about NationalAutoBroker in king?
    This is my recent handreg.

    There is a business at NationalAutoBrokers in king =)

    Any potential for my singular NationalAutoBroker there?
     
  21. ReallyBigIdea.com

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    National Auto Brokers sounds like as association, so plurar makes more sense I think.

    I have TopnotchBuilder.com (singular), Google shows several businesses with plural "TopnotchBuilders" but nobody interested in my singular.
     
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  22. bruhne

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    Possibly because it is a dot org, he is targeting some sort of environmental group having to do with tropical forests around the globe. I feel like the plural fits better for dot org, while the singular fits better for dot com.
     
  23. tupungato

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    Imma highjack the thread to ask a question. Associate has an idea for a project related to Black Friday deals.

    How awkward is the plural form Black Fridays?

    If domain options are: blackfridays.tld OR blackfridaymonster.tld / blackfridaycity.tld / blackfridayexpress.tld / blackfridaystar.tld / blackfridaymagazine.tld - what would you choose? Really good domains like blackfridaydeals / blackfridaypromo / blackfridayshopping are out of the question.
     

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