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I can get a hold on ".com.ar" domains, worth it?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by gorgonite, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. gorgonite

    gorgonite BANNED BANNED

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    So, since I live in Argentina and these domains are free, I may be starting some microniche sites.

    My concearn is the psychological factor.

    Would someone from a country other that Argentina, go or buy something of a site that ends with .com.ar?

    I'm just starting out with this and I would like to see if I'm up to the job before getting some .com's.

    just wondering...
     
  2. freqout

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    I doubt it, you would have better luck marketing it to Argentina. Even .info are seen as inferior.
     
  3. carryout

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    Probably Not, just because dot coms are the most recognized. But u could always give it a shot
     
  4. thaorius

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    No, they won't. Plain and simple. We don't have much of a reputation globally speaking, do we? :p

    Get some cheap info's or plain old com's. If you want to use .com.ar, I'd recommend just doing it for national business.

    See you
     
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    So they give them away free to people from there? Is there any money marketing to people from there?
     
  6. gorgonite

    gorgonite BANNED BANNED

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    yes, they are free. Registration takes like 2 weeks but hey! hehe

    And no, 3rd world country, we are just starting to use credit cards to buy stuff at local stores. So creditcard + internet = no go.
     
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    If I want to create a site or business about and in Argentina, can I get that domain for free? :p
     
  8. thaorius

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    toyo: Yes, you probably can. Take a look, www.nic.ar

    Note: only .com.ar is available for everyone, the others are for specific entities, .net.ar included.
     
  9. aмillionaírе

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    Market locally with that domain for best conversions, Westerners are paranoid to foreign business (lol, generalization? I know, sorry in advance). Dot Com FTW otherwise. Doing some SEO testing over the months, it appears that you have to work harder with your content if you don't have a dot com domain, but if you have a dot com domain then you have little work to be done than a competitor with a domain that's not dot com (if you're competing in the Google.com arena, and not country TLD's. This advice is from experience and observation. I think that if the search engines actually have a part of their algorithm dedicated to ranking and filtering by TLD, then it shouldn't be so extreme, I would say they should do away with it, but then it will ruin their local filtering options. This advice is totally useless if you SEO/geo by TLD in advance.

    P.S. - Google for example automatically geotargets you and ranks the best content based on the content in that language, if it's on a server in that country, and the TLD... also basic SEO such as backlinks (preferably from other sites that are also locally targeted)... etc. So it's more profitable to target locally.

    Hope I make some sense.
     
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    i would think it a bit dodgy,so i would stay away - but i only buy from trusted sites anyways
     
  11. lewi

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    kinda like the .tk domains are free but they are alot quicker to register......
     
  12. gorgonite

    gorgonite BANNED BANNED

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    yes toyo.... you need to know spanish in order to go through the forms.. but it is possible..

    PM if you need help on doing that..