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Does getting this really matter?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Skull5005, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Skull5005

    Skull5005 Newbie

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    Hey guys, I'm about to buy a domain and hosting for my site, but I was wondering if getting a domain withcom at the end really mattered? If it's taken, would it hurt future traffic to get something thats like, ca or co or biz? Or others?
     
  2. Feather

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    Any top leveldomain name (COM/NET/ORG) is always to prefer but it really depends on many factors.

    I would try to find another domain name though.
     
  3. platfis

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    Depends of course on what you are looking for. Lets take a common example, you decided to join a PPD network and you want to make a landing page, for example named 'fifa 13 generator' if you would have the domain name 'fifa13generator.com' or fifa13generator.tk/fifa13generator.blogspot.com, many people would not trust these free domains thus exit, leaving potential income behind. If only 10 people that were to complete your survey left, this would be around $10. You can easily get a domain at GoDaddy or Namecheap for $0.99 so yes, I would recommend a domain.

    As for free hostig, it depends. If you have a large amount of traffic your free host might be too slow or might be cancelled. There is also a large risk of these free hosts cancelling, as they do not have sufficient income. Furthermore if the free hosts would be down %10 of the time this means %10 less traffic, thus %10 less income.
     
  4. Skull5005

    Skull5005 Newbie

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    Thank you both for your replies. I am not worried about hosting or domains as I can pay for both. I was only worried about risking getting bad traffic if I don't get a decent domain
     
  5. mike33

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    com is better by far
     
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    other tld's don't look professional to the end user , I have seen a few big websites moving from cc tld to dotcom .
     
  7. watley

    watley Power Member

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    Well, if you're trying to brand it as a company or something, you'd be wise to get a .com. However, SEO-wise, .com,.net,.org, and .co are pretty equal and no one is going to view your site negatively because of it.
     
  8. TimeToGo

    TimeToGo Regular Member

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    It used to matter, but now it doesn't matter that much.
    If you can't find a cm, other tld are fine too.
     
  9. niroshana35

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    COM NET ORG are the TLDs that everyone used to build sites with and if you check Google search results in most cases we see COM s appear all the time and It's very rare to see other TLDs like WS TK CC and sub-domains to appear on search results so if you consider about SEO value of your new site COM NET or ORG is the way to go.
     
  10. Skyebug77

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    .com is the best option in most cases.