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.com vs .ca

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Ewitz, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Ewitz

    Ewitz Newbie

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    Any opinions on which TLD would be a wiser choice when shopping for domains?
     
  2. LadRak

    LadRak Registered Member

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    .com for obvious reasons.
     
  3. ipodtouchhackerisher

    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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    Always use .com if possible!

    1) Many web users, especially those who engage frequently in e-commerce, think everything on the web ends in ".com" and would more likely type "redcross.com" into their browser than "redcross.org" for example. You'd certainly want them to find you either way.

    2) You don't want someone else to register the ".com" domain and either use it for other purposes, or try to extort thousands of dollars from you to get it back. Imagine how embarrassed you'd be if your ".com" turned out like www.whitehouse.com (try it if you don't blush easily).
    As this use to be a porn domain name and people thought they were finding out about the white house but no they were finding out about porn lol

    3) It's a great opportunity to measure your offline advertising effectiveness. If you normally use the .org domain, and you want to measure the web traffic you can generate from featuring your site on a brochure, then you can print the ".com" address on the brochure. That's much easier than printing your ".org" address with a unique link like "/code1" after it. Visitors can be counted as they get to the ".com" address, then redirected to the ".org" to see your site.
     
  4. Ewitz

    Ewitz Newbie

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    Thanks for the input ipodtouchhackerisher. Pretty much the way I was looking at it already. I'm more or less thinking, there was already the dot com boom how ever many years ago, I was wondering if anyone thought there may be a similar occurance taking place with the dot ca's.
     
  5. RuleTheWorld

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    .com because it's a more widely known domain name. Newer internet users tend to look at unusual extensions like .ca, .ch etc and think they're viruses. I know it's stupid, it took some explaining to my parents.
     
  6. taironbc

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    .com is much better forget the other
     
  7. legoego

    legoego Regular Member

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    don't know what it is, but it sounds painful
    dot com is also good cause you can use a short cut key to complete the www and dot com.. type the domain and then use crtl + enter and you'll see what I mean..

    also works with dot net(shift + enter)
     
  8. ThePost

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    .com is the king of the tld world
     
  9. mapleleafz

    mapleleafz Junior Member

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    Depends, I like to use .ca if I'm focusing on a local niche (canadian, eh).