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Is .us domain name worth to try?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by corerouter, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. corerouter

    corerouter Newbie

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    I have find an exact match domain name with TLD .us because .com,org,net and info has gone. And the search term is targeted to US. Is it worth to register .us domain name and push it to No.1 in google serp?

    Thanks!
     
  2. unitednotions

    unitednotions Newbie

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    not if the guys with the main names are in the same niche as you ..
     
  3. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    You must be from the US and must have your info validated and public in the whois records.

    Just so you know.
     
  4. jokel661

    jokel661 Regular Member

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    not every time, i saw a lot domains names .us their owners from Thailand, plus they rank well in Yahoo.
     
  5. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    I wouldn't recommend .us because it simply is a waste of time.

    You would be better off getting a domain (I recommend) like this:

    YourKeywordDotCom.com or YourKeyword1.com etc.

    This way you have the keyword in the domain PLUS a globally recognized extension.
     
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    ExtraWinner BANNED BANNED

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    That is more reasonable choice.

    I cant see a lot of .us domains in 1st place of Google.

    .com will be much easier to promote than .us even if its tweaked.
     
  7. gregstereo

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    First off, it's incorrect to state that you have to be a citizen of or "live in" the States to be the registrant of a .us. And it's a stretch to say you have to have your whois data "validated" - I've dealt with different registrars and I've *never* been questioned about a .us registration. Unlike some country code TLD's (.ca I'm looking at you), .us doesn't seem to police their nexus requirements much.

    Second, I've seen a lot of threads about the supposed value or lack thereof of alternate TLD's (e.g. ccTLD's, .info, etc.). Yeah, com/net/org are the big time, but here's something anecdotal to ponder. My S.O. got a best of Eric Clapton CD set the other day. I noticed an official EC fan club insert in the packaging and glanced at it. Guess what TLD Clapton's official fan club uses?

    .cc

    That's right - a TLD that I generally thought of as a ghetto TLD. Now, you may or may not be a fan of Clapton (I really liked him until the Tears In Heaven and Layla Unplugged tracks saturated the airwaves), but he has a business empire and chose a relatively short domain name on a ccTLD. Food for thought in my book.

    So I'd say go for the .us, use standard tactics to SEO and promote it, and see what happens.
     
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    raymondb Newbie

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    already solve your problem?
     
  9. lethbridge

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    I have never seen a great ranked .us although Matt Cutts has specifically stated that country TLDs will outrank others if equally optimized.
     
  10. Moggy

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    Also, 1&1 are selling them for $0.99 at the moment!

    www.1and1.com

    ;)
     
  11. theone2003a

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    If it's a local or US wide business just go for it, otherwise .com is a better choice :)
     
  12. Striker303

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    us are not worth having unless you want to lock in the name.
     
  13. Daniel0cean

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    any tld is worth as long as it promoted and tweaked right
     
  14. aldeano

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    .com its a great choice if u want to sell it later the same for .net and .org, I could say it can be a good idea, but look at this way, if u want to go ahead and use .us it will take more fights for u to rank well and if u take the .com.org or .net u will fight but not that much. Dont think on save some cents, remember, invest in your biz always.