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What extension are you going with?

Labeled as debate in Domain Extensions started by equity78, Oct 13, 2019.

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What extension are you going with?

  1. net

    28 vote(s)
    22.8%
  2. org

    21 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. io

    15 vote(s)
    12.2%
  4. tv

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. co

    27 vote(s)
    22.0%
  6. ai

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  7. ly

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  8. sc

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. world

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  10. site

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  11. website

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  12. online

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  13. tech

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. media

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. xyz

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  16. top

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  17. vc

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. gg

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. us

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  20. me

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  21. global

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. club

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. other

    14 vote(s)
    11.4%
Total: 123 vote(s)
  1. eurorealtor

    eurorealtor okre.com VIP

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    .org
    I guess the general public still don't know about this extension (except of Colombians). Europeans would probably never go with .co.

    .org for me.
     
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  2. platey

    platey Top Contributor VIP

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    I quite like

    . Co

    And have a few in it

    Used to have a dot me had a few. World s I like the dot direct too

    I have a few. Clubs too I have a few dot online and as well as obviously. Coms and cctlds and Emoji

    But I like. Co if dot com Has gone
     
  3. Michael Ehrhardt

    Michael Ehrhardt Restricted (15-30%)

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    up to business
     
  4. namemarket

    namemarket Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    my typo error. thanks.
     
  5. 4better

    4better Established Domainer VIP

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    Although I love .net, .org and .io, I'll go for .co as it has given me some good 4 figure sales compared to other extensions.
     
  6. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    76 votes (100%)

    19 for .net (25.0%) -- 19 for .co (25.0%)
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
  7. Zilla

    Zilla SOLD or DROP VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    for me as Chinese, without .com, the nature choice is .cn , I did not feel any inconvience use .cn for a china based company doing global business..., if .cn also not ava., I will try to find .co, then, I will goto .one....
     
  8. Avijit Roy

    Avijit Roy Top Contributor VIP

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    I always prefered .com , because of I was new in this industry.

    Now I am thinking to invest in one word .Io , .net or .co
     
  9. Donmarick

    Donmarick Established Member

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    I go all of them ;) just more or less but mostly net and org.
     
  10. Stoff_es

    Stoff_es Established Member

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    My vote goes to .org, organization.

    I also like .co but no... .com are no.1 and .org are no. 2.

    Companies with .co are simply not successful enough to afford their .com.
     
  11. ken.colvin

    ken.colvin Established Member

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    For a new worldwide company I would venture to take a fresh approach to my presence on the world wide web and go with .online. Why get bogged down with all these .com vs .co vs .net old school, over-baked extensions. Take a modern, gutsy approach with a meaningful extension and make something out of it.
     
  12. Donmarick

    Donmarick Established Member

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    When you go with 2/3 word domain name and ext like organization or online looks so bad + linking that. I will not mention about seo for fresh site. I would just not recommend that.
     
  13. Anne L.

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  14. dAvo

    dAvo Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Just throwing this in...

    I think locals should seriously consider their local extensions.

    It’s your country. It’s a market closer to home. And you have the advantage of knowing (or getting to know) your potential buyers.

    As an Australian - I’ve seen the demand for the .com.au - and not just because the .coms are gone. Rather buyers (and their customers) relate to something that’s closer to home.

    A .au (or your own country extension) gives your business a patriotic edge adding that sense of trust

    It shows your customer base - you actually have a “local base”. And not just somewhere in the cloud.

    And for (us/you) sellers - your chances of selling the domain direct is way higher. You can meet, chat or even visit your potential buyer in person.

    Local Aussie businesses (including tech startups) are quicker at making decisions for grabbing a .au - not just because it might be a little more affordable, but because it’s available - and relevant.

    Maybe it’s been my fortunate experience of flipping a couple of the direct. But i still believe that locals - should not forget about their local buyers and industries.

    I could be wrong.....
    But it just feels right.
     
  15. Anne L.

    Anne L. Established Member

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    Why ccTLDs matter
    Important in international SEO, ccTLDs are the single strongest way to show search engines and users that site content is specifically targeted to a certain country or region — but, importantly, NOT specifically a certain language. When a site uses a ccTLD, Google assumes that site (and all the content on it) is specifically relevant to the geographic area targeted by the ccTLD and should appear on SERPs in that area.

    https://moz.com/learn/seo/cctlds

    Unless it is a well-established business, Google tends to rank the TLD from the same country higher in the search engine results pages (SERPS) than the multi-regional websites. For example, if a user in the U.K. searches for the term “used BMW 328i,” Google tends to show results with .co.uk over those with .com or other generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Taking this into consideration, it makes sense for most organizations to build a website for the U.K. audience rather than to use the multi-regional website.

    https://www.clickz.com/when-cctlds-can-make-a-difference-in-the-overall-seo-campaign/37201/
     
  16. dAvo

    dAvo Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I’ve been trying restrain myself from registering ccTLDs for over a year now.

    It’s a real struggle - as my only sales so far have been ccTLDs.

    I believe .io and .co might be strong in the years to come. But it’s tough waiting around to spend on a decent .com.

    And if you’ve got any suggestions to help with the struggle - I’m wide open.
     
  17. Elroy Perker

    Elroy Perker Established Member

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    .com is the most trusted and you can buy top level .com domains from some trusted marketplaces like BrandDo. However, .co in a second place and you can also go with .us, .org or .biz, etc. These are the most common options, but they are a fraction of the total options. Other choices like .name, .pro, .tv, and many more are used for very specific businesses or industries.
     
  18. Elroy Perker

    Elroy Perker Established Member

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  19. Shaan Chopra

    Shaan Chopra Established Member

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    True but google also tends to cover some ccTLD's as generic
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/182192#generic-domains

    My pref .com>.net>.co>.org and then as per the name and hacks and what is in my mind
     

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