.us or .info?

LyNHS

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Both will be just as easy. Getting indexed all comes down to your work at getting your URL noticed by Google, not necessarily the domain. The domain can play some part in your ranking, but as said, it's all about your work and your content.

If I had to choose out of the two, then I would have to say .info because it's more universal. But obviously chose .us if you're only targeting the US.

As a general rule of thumb, if it's a serious project, choose .com/.net/.org over .us/.info etc any day.

Hope that helps.
 

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As LyNHS said, use a TLD (Top Level Domain). After purchasing a bunch of .info accounts, I realized that SpamAssassin counts against the use of non TLD domains as links and mailing domains. This includes bit.ly addresses as well.

Sure, TLD domains costs more, but how much do you have to sell to offset it for a year?

Also, do not use .co for mailing/marketing as you can not add domain privacy to it.
 

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I think .info is the choice for many since you have to be a US citizen to reg .us domains. Also .us is a ccTLD and .info is a TLD.
 

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@BlueArrow - TLD domain or not, if SpamAssassin counts against it, it is what it is. Personally, I'm looking for the cleanest emails I can deliver and if that means using a .com instead of a .info to save .2 on the scale, I'm all for it.
 

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@BlueArrow - TLD domain or not, if SpamAssassin counts against it, it is what it is. Personally, I'm looking for the cleanest emails I can deliver and if that means using a .com instead of a .info to save .2 on the scale, I'm all for it.

Absolutely agree. An advantage is as advantage at the end of the day... :)
 

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Well yes I'd rather choose from the typical .com, .net, or .org but they are already registered with the keyword.
I am going with a .info, see how far I get.
 

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It will depend on the kind of work you do for the domain , both in case of getting it indexed quickly or SEO. You can use some tools available in this forum to get indexed quickly
 

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One way I've noticed that got my websites indexed quickly is to search for the URL on websiteoutlook and alexa. If you use ScrapeBox, your URL will be indexed within an hour! ;)
 

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i bought a site with a .info from dp 2 weeks ago a new domain with 3 backlinks,theres not much keyword competition but already ranked no 7 on page 1 on g00gle.im going to try a few of these .info`s
 

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either one, they are both about equal in the eyes of the indexers; some ccTLD's are penalized a bit more heavily than others, but .us, .co.uk, .ca and some others are not bad.

and I'm tired of repeating myself that you do *not* have to be a citizen of the States to register a .us. Look up the damned nexus agreements for any TLD you're interested in, or just apply some creative thinking to it.
 

dejanlesi

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either one, they are both about equal in the eyes of the indexers; some ccTLD's are penalized a bit more heavily than others, but .us, .co.uk, .ca and some others are not bad.

and I'm tired of repeating myself that you do *not* have to be a citizen of the States to register a .us. Look up the damned nexus agreements for any TLD you're interested in, or just apply some creative thinking to it.

greg, you need to be either a US citizen or have a business in the US, if you dont you can lose your domains. One of the recent such losses was Videos/us that was won on an auction for nice money and then got taken away by the registry..
 

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i would go with info over us unless us is the only option :)
 

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I will not use the Quote button :p
I'm from Holland and i own .us domains (2-3 years now), no company or what so ever in the USA .... so don't talk crap if you are not sure... Good day ;)
 

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.info makes alot more sense rather then .us in my opinion. Plus .us are 4$ a domain when .info are 2$.
 

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.info makes alot more sense rather then .us in my opinion. Plus .us are 4$ a domain when .info are 2$.

theres a $0.99 offer on at

Code:
http://www.1and1.com

then maybe transfer to another regitrar if you do not wish to stay with 1and1
 
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