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For a new branded site : TheCancerBlog.com or CancerBlog.org ?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by FinalBoss, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. FinalBoss

    FinalBoss Registered Member

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    Hi guys, all is in the title. 'CancerBlog' is just an example, not the real name obviously. This site will be in the health niche.

    As for branding, I think .COM would be best but a bit longer although I've seen plenty of huge branded sites starting with 'THE'.

    However, since the money site will be dealing with health stuff, I still think .ORG would be fine but I am worried people will type directly the name with the .com extension later on once popular.

    FYI, CancerBlog.com would have been best of course but it is already registered by a domainer and I don't plan to spend tons of money for it.

    I am really not sure... Please help!! :)
     
  2. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    go for .com
    go for .org * if you are gonna create some real organization or something *
     
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  3. FinalBoss

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    Thank you for your input MafiaBoss.

    This branded site will be a for-profit one, monetized with adsense etc so it believe you are right here even with the extra 'the'. When I think about it this extra 'the' make it sound like more authoritative in a way.
     
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    Patel Senior Member

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    Take the "the" out. Just cancerblog
     
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    Cancerblog.org would be better since it's shorter. You can always buy both and 301 redirect one of them.
     
  6. dannyduberstein

    dannyduberstein Junior Member

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    .com are certainly more memorable thus more sought after, but as far as ranking .com, .net, and .org are all fine choices, regardless of having an organization or not.
     
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    if cancerblog is already taken, i think thecancerblog is good. also buy cancerblog.org if u have some spare money :p i like websites starting with "THE" :D
     
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    Not go gor org .....................
     
  9. FinalBoss

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    Replying to Patel :

    I agree but I wrote earlier :

    FYI, CancerBlog.com would have been best of course but it is already registered by a domainer and I don't plan to spend tons of money for it.
     
  10. FinalBoss

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    I agree, .com would be easier for people to remember. As for ranking, SE traffic is not my focus.
     
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    It's cooler.
     
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  12. dannyduberstein

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    If SE traffic is not your goal then simply go for branding. The easier to remember and the shorter.
     
  13. FinalBoss

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    Easier to remember and shorter, agreed, but even if it is with a .org extension? I did see a few high traffic, branded, *for-profit* health sites with a .org extension... but the alternative 'TheCancerBlog.com' (or 'TheCancerMag.com' whatever) sounds quite authoritative too. Damn, I hesitate so much here.
     
  14. dannyduberstein

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    Sounds like your just over thinking it bro. Best thing to do is just to take action at this point. if your that concerned you can always buy both domains.

    good luck
     
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  15. FinalBoss

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    Yeah I know, you are definitely correct, I am over thinking it, I realize I do :) I just bought a few domains and I will decide later on.

    Thank you guys!
     
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    a commercial domain is almost always better for your purposes
     
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    Cancerplanet/thecancerplanet/cancerrepublic.com go with something likr this
     
  18. Alpha7

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    From experience & what I've been told go w/ .com.
    If it's for a group/organization then use .org.