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is a .name EMD worth it?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ghassan1988, Jan 15, 2012.

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  1. ghassan1988

    ghassan1988 Regular Member

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    Hi, BHW memebers, i'm expanding my niche to try a new good keyword so i went to register a domain and all the .com .org .net are taken so i'm thinking what should do next, i thought about getting a .name domain, but i never tried before and don't know how it plays with google. So i fired up Mareket Samurai and searched for a domain with their domain tool, the first results were domains .com but with letter "e" or the word "the" as a prefix, and some with the word "sit", "blog", "review", "guide" as a suffix.
    So should i go with an EMD on a differrent extension or should i add a letter at the beggining or the end of the domain but on .com extension, or go with a hyphened one?
    Thanks for reading the whole thing :)
     
  2. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I bought a .name few days ago, but it was 6yrs old. So I asked the same question few days ago but no good response. I am thinking to promote and test .name myself after if I see good ranking thn I will post here. good luck
     
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    I've always read that you always should buy .com names because if you don't, people assume that your website ends with .com suffix and this way you'll lose a considerable percentage of your type-in visitors. But if your .name website domain name is memorable enough, maybe you can overcome this. Some examples are ******, linklicious.me, etc ... good luck!
     
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    ghassan1988 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the answers guys, i'm thinking about adding a suffix to a .com, i'm hoping for more answers about this matter :)
     
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    I wouldn't hold your breath on a .name

    I've never, ever seen one rank.
     
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    True. OP your best bet is to focus on a .com domain with your main keyword accompanied with a suffix or a prefix. Keep in mind that the shorter the domain name is, the better. ;)