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Question: Are .com names still worth more than others?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by spider7, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    Hi Friends,

    Was doing a search and found some sites available with .net extentions...but i still think .com sites are worth more.

    What are the facts...are .com sites worth more?

    Does it matter?

    What about names with a "-" between them?

    For example "los angeles -dentist.com?"

    Will this affect rankings...

    What's your opinion..?

    Thank you!
     
  2. hpasha

    hpasha Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    well all tld do good in SERPS. But if a dot com is available then i prefer going for it. Cause it sounds good :)

    If you have hyphens between the domain (then from SEO point of view its not a big issue either) But for a user its not that easy to type all that to visit your website.
     
  3. Tobbe co

    Tobbe co Junior Member

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    I always prefer characters only with a COM extension. Org, net, hyphen will all rank however. Just doesn't look as clean, and should be avoided if you're building a brand.
     
  4. mktanny

    mktanny Regular Member

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    What are the facts...are .com sites worth more? -- They are easier to remember and type (ctrl + enter) , but if a .com domain name is taken and is not being used , .net/org etc will show up in search results instead of parked/unused domain.

    Does it matter? -- Same , and if its a brand you are trying to setup , .com's help

    What about names with a "-" between them? -- Wont advice ,unless you making a churn and burn website
     
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    For anyone interested there is a good site where you can check out pricing for 3 letter domain (.COM) compared to other TLDs.

    .NET have 10 times lower price compared to .COM

    Lots of other factors when it comes to pricing but .COM prices are still way in front of other TLDs
     
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  6. spider7

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    thanks Buds....NOW, what about strictly for SEO purposes only?

    for example like a lead site?
     
  7. domainingin

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    A .com is mostly easier and with less effort / links to rank, followed by .net and .org (equal). It still seems that a .com is more trustworthy, even-though it's changing with all the upcoming new TLDs...
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    Germans don't seem to mind hyphens when buying domains, no idea why.

    You would guess that for leads people would trust a .com and would be more willing to give their details to a site that they trust, having said that unless there is empirical evidence to back it up it is only a hypothesis. The younger the audience you are targeting the less of a s*** they will give, youngster seem to give their details to any old s*** app these days.
     
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    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I always prefer .com and no dashes or anything in between. If you can't get the exact match, I usually prefer a partial match.
     
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    .com is easier to remember (but people only type high quality authority sites when searching like CNET, NY Times etc..., 99% percent of traffic you'll get from search engines and social) but the most importan factors are content, backlinks etc... there are many examples where .net extension is ranked better than .com..... As far as hypens in domain name, same like with the extension... If you have good and quality website it doesn't matter...
     
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    Absolutely c_o_ m, without hyphens and numbers and short :)
     
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    Hyphens not super relevant - not many people are actually typing in a full domain name vs. hitting a link.
     
  14. twerpygeek

    twerpygeek Junior Member

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    .com is valuable because it sticks on everyone's mind from the start of the internet.
     
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    Always get where possible a .com with no hyphens or numbers
     
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    "dot com" sounds better in word-of-mouth advertising.

    Blah bah blah dot org is not the same as blah blah blah dot com.