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Importance of domain name extension, .com, .me etc

Discussion in 'General PPC Discussion' started by homenet, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Hi guys,

    I hope this belongs in the adsense forum, im minutes away from registering a domain name, the one I need is taken (suprise suprise) however it is available in .me or an even better one in .co.uk. how much of a problem will this be in terms of page ranking etc?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If your target market is the UK the buy the .co.uk if now then you will scare away other people in other countries. I bought a .me recently but cannot see it going down too successfully to be honest lol.
     
  3. Rotting_Corpse

    Rotting_Corpse Registered Member

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    Did you try looking for the .net, .org, .biz ones? If you are going to target the UK then .co.uk is you best bet. If you don't wanna go with that one try coming up with a different versions of the domain you are after. Don't register a domain until you are absolutely sure you want it. I was hasty with the first few domains I got and ended up shooting myself in the foot.
     
  4. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Thanks for the tips, its not really aimed at UK in particular, it just happened to be one of the only ones available. I've tried practically every variation I can think of, ive found my three most important keywords in several domains but all are .me 's! no .net .org or .biz available unfortunately.

    The only advantage I can see at the moment with a .me is that my last keyword 'help' seems to fit in nicely with me. (help.me)
     
  5. arcangel

    arcangel Newbie

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    I think .org is ok. many good sites are com or org. My order is, .com first, .org second and .net third.
     
  6. blackhatedition

    blackhatedition Newbie

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    Your domain extension doesn't effect anything directly, not even country extensions. Where your server is hosted will effect the geographical targetting (this could of course change).

    .com is always best in terms of "brandability" but going with anything is fine. There may be a penalty for .info, although I haven't seen a 100% conclusive piece of research confirming this.