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do not waste money on exotic domain extension

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by txholdem, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    i would never have seen the problems if i had not paid extra to get a .dance domain. so far i have not seen anything good about it, except:

    1, apparently now i have to explain that my URL ends with .dance! even apple maps calls me up and tells me my site is down because they insist to add a .com to the end.
    2, some sites reject my email address as invalid!
    3, youtube does not recognize it as a url. the url in youtube description is not a clickable link!

    dont do it!

    so how do i fix it? get a .com and 301 redirect? if later i drop the .dance domain, will i lose all the backlinks?
     
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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't think they will accept a 301 redirected URL as your website address. You can probably directly contact the companies and explain your situation to them.
     
  3. iamsolo

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    Make .com as your main domain and 301 .dance to your .com site. Thanks for warning. I'll never buy these domains.
     
  4. Scritty

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    This problem will resolve itself in the next few months as the fixes to accommodate these new extensions are rolled out. I find sites that won't take ".net" or ".biz" from time to time, this stuff happens, but most gets fixed over time.
     
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  5. arganrecords

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    This is the worst thing can happend. Try to get .com domain, although I do not think you will find it (if you you took a .dance extension).
    Let's wait a few months to see all comply with these new standards.
     
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    Yes.

    Yes. But you can keep it, for the backlinks.
     
  7. Magic5

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    Thanks for the heads up I was planning on staying away from these new extensions anyway just another way for registrars to take more money.
     
  8. lord1027

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    They're pretty new, give them some time to be considered domains everywhere.
     
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    prab1996 Elite Member

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    they are not worth much but if google gave them a a green flag they might look good in search results.
    -=-
     
  10. SEO Power

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    I wouldn't buy those fancy extensions because they aren't all that useful. Best solution is to redirect the .DANCE to a .COM and keep the .DANCE for as long as you'll need the .COM so you won't lose your backlinks.
     
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    I bought a .marketing domain a while back and have had some similar issues. I do no SEO for the site though so if I am reaching out to someone and need the link to be clickable, I just use google's url shortener.
     
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    Everybody dance now.
     
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    Not have the green flag in Google?
     
  14. goldendeli

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    The general public is still years out from accepting these kinds of domains. I think in the long run they'll never gain the acceptance as .com's and the only place that these kind of domains serve is when the domains are a "play on words", such as if you had google.dance and a site about Google dance.
     
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    Why do you find the need to repeat what others have already said in every fucking thread? Are you that desperate to promote your signature? Are you trying to break a record for most useless posts?
     
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    All your issues are only temporary. I'd imagine that they'll be fixed within half a year or so.
    I myself preregistered a couple of catchy .zone domains which I'm very happy with. Don't see the issue TBH.