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Spanish Domain (.es) for the Latin World - a Good Option?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by and5rey, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. and5rey

    and5rey Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm going to start a website (web design tutorials) in Spanish and I want to target all Spanish speaking countries like Mexico, Argentina, Chile, etc., including Spain. I own a nice Spanish domain (.es) that would be good for this project, but I'm a little worried if people from Latin America will click on an .es domain in the search results.

    I think the traffic from Spain will be a minority, as there are much more Spanish speaking people living in Latin America.

    What do you think? Should I rather go for a .com?
     
  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thread moved to the Domain Names & Parking section.
     
  3. mistodin

    mistodin Newbie

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    a good rule of thumb is that .com is better, especially is the site is in English (rather than in Spanish)

    However, there is nothing wrong with a .es domain if the domain name rings some bell for your visitors (short keyword domains for example)
     
  4. mrbrownm

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    .com is better option. Make site in english and spanish both (2 versions)
     
  5. Andres1986

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    I would go for a .com version. Being a Latin American myself, who also targets the Latin American audience in a few projects, I can tell you that .es is most effective when targetting Spain, but not so much for Latin America.
     
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    irancrude Power Member

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    I live in a esp speaking country now use the .com never the .es!
     
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  7. and5rey

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    Thank you guys for your advice. I'll go for a .com.
     
  8. SocialsBoost

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    I definitely recommand a .com for Latin America. Also don't forget that you will get traffic from the US where the latin community is huge.