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valpubs

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Dot Com or Not Dot Com?
« on: February 07, 2009, 06:08:43 PM »
Hi folks.. if this has been asked previously then please accept my apologies

With the multitude of dot whatevers available nowadays is it still better to have a dot com?

I see on one domain name site that a dot info is available for $2.98 for 1 year of hosting (Namecheap.com)

So

Has MySite.com got a higher perceived 'value' in clients' eyes than MySite.info or doesn't it really matter now?

Do the search engines take the dot whatever into account when they rank the website i.e. would a dot com rank higher than a dot info given that everything else is the same - keywords, metatags, content etc.?

Thanks and have a great w/end y'all

D



affluence

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Re: Dot Com or Not Dot Com?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 05:23:05 AM »
Well,

Dom,

In my own opinion I think that the whole thing
boils down to people's collective perception of
certain domain extensions.

Many folks out there believe that .COM is the
real thing while others are merely playing some
kind of catch up.


valpubs

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Re: Dot Com or Not Dot Com?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 05:39:35 AM »
I can understand that Aff.; I prefer a dot com to any other dot myself ... tsk... just answered my own question haven't I?

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Re: Dot Com or Not Dot Com?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 07:09:57 AM »
Hi folks.. if this has been asked previously then please accept my apologies

With the multitude of dot whatevers available nowadays is it still better to have a dot com?

I see on one domain name site that a dot info is available for $2.98 for 1 year of hosting (Namecheap.com)

So

Has MySite.com got a higher perceived 'value' in clients' eyes than MySite.info or doesn't it really matter now?

Do the search engines take the dot whatever into account when they rank the website i.e. would a dot com rank higher than a dot info given that everything else is the same - keywords, metatags, content etc.?

Thanks and have a great w/end y'all

D

Hi Dom

.com is regarded as the real deal for business purposes.

Having said that bbc.co.uk is a fairly successful website. ;D

Local UK business who only deal within the UK would get away with .co.uk, but that is a limited market.

.info is a little underrated in my opinion if dealing with information products. ???

My list of preferred extensions.

1. oneword.com
2. oneword.net
3. oneword.org
4. oneword.info
5. two-words.com

Hope that helps

Jim


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Re: Dot Com or Not Dot Com?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 09:27:44 PM »
Hi folks.. if this has been asked previously then please accept my apologies

With the multitude of dot whatevers available nowadays is it still better to have a dot com?

I see on one domain name site that a dot info is available for $2.98 for 1 year of hosting (Namecheap.com)

So

Has MySite.com got a higher perceived 'value' in clients' eyes than MySite.info or doesn't it really matter now?

Do the search engines take the dot whatever into account when they rank the website i.e. would a dot com rank higher than a dot info given that everything else is the same - keywords, metatags, content etc.?

Thanks and have a great w/end y'all

D

Hi Dom

.com is regarded as the real deal for business purposes.

Having said that bbc.co.uk is a fairly successful website. ;D

Local UK business who only deal within the UK would get away with .co.uk, but that is a limited market.

.info is a little underrated in my opinion if dealing with information products. ???

My list of preferred extensions.

1. oneword.com
2. oneword.net
3. oneword.org
4. oneword.info
5. two-words.com

Hope that helps

Jim



Great question, Dom

And I have to go with Jim so I'll just quote his whole post.

I'll also add that I don't know the who likes what best, or the correct protocol. However, I think .com sites are most common so they are easier to remember and to put into a url. So your .com website will be easier and more quickly found.

For instance, if I want to look for www.yourdomain.com I am very likely to type in www.yourdomain.com.
But, if your website is actually www.yourdomain.net, I am still very likely to type in www.yourdomain.com first. It might be that habit thing.

And when you have the other extensions like .info or .biz or .whatever else, it may be even more difficult to get to the website where you want to be.


Karen