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Need some help in clarifying between TLD and Hyphen

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by SellOnlineee, May 12, 2017.

  1. SellOnlineee

    SellOnlineee Regular Member

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    Hello

    I have come across couple easy two alphabet names which seem to be take for .com
    The same are available in .org/.net

    E.g : howto.com not available
    how-to.com available
    howto.org , howto.net available.

    Even SEMrush doesn't give much backend stats on howto.com (these are not niche words but casual ones) Which one should I go for ? And any technical check required before I buy anything ?

    Thank You in advance :)
     
  2. MisterF

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    Personally I try to go for a straight forward .com (or .co.uk for a UK facing site), then .org if the .com isn't there..
    I have a handful of .info and .net too.

    I won't bother with anything with hyphens or any of the flaky looking .xyz stuff.
     
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  3. SellOnlineee

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    Any specific reason for that? I am solely doing this as a side gig. If I fix on a domain..what should be the next steps any tech backend checking ?
     
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    Personal preference for me for my main sites.

    If you're wanting to experiment on seo, then buy a handful of 99c .XYZ and burn them up.

    Do you mean you're wanting to buy an expired domain ?
     
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    Maybe ! Expired or new. I have read expired requires few tools for that and most don't seem to be free