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Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by splishsplash1, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. splishsplash1

    splishsplash1 Power Member

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    Hey guys I want to buy a website domain but have never done this before.

    There are soooo many places that sell domains at all different prices; do you know of the sites that are generally the cheapest with the best offers?

    Also it appears a large company has the .com extension for the domain I want. They only use it to link to their main site and that's all :( The .co.uk .uk .org.uk are free, but how do you recommend I try to get the .com one?

    Other than .com, which extension is the most popular and will attract the most people? I'm form the UK btw.

    Thanks guys who help a noob out :D
     
  2. mickyfu

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    I prefer to use a .co.uk over a .com, they seem to rank easier. However you cannot get whois privacy on a .co.uk.
     
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  3. splishsplash1

    splishsplash1 Power Member

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    thanks man, that's the one I'm going to get. GoDaddy seems to be the most popular so I'll use that to buy it. There are other extensions available like .org, .uk, .co, .org.uk etc. Do you think it is a good idea to get more than one extension, and which do you think is the best? :)
     
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    Do you feel comfortable telling us what niche you are in? That might help us suggest an alternative TLD.

    Additionally, I have some experience negotiating a transfer of do-m-ain from a company that is only using it as a redirect pg. However, you describe the company you're dealing with as large, so its likely that they will not be willing to relinquish it, UNLESS the do-m-ain you are considering is significantly different than the trademarked name of the company in question.

    Short of that, you can wait for it to expire and hope they messed up and don't have an auto-renew (pretty unlikely).

    Or you can buy the company.

    I would suggest looking for an alternative do-ma-in name unless you have already branded yourself in some way. In which case I'm happy to try and help select a different TLD to register. Personally, I don't like the uk compound do-mains since I am American, and find that a lot of the See-oh-period-You-Kay (<--- imagine this as letters) cites I stumble on are less reputable. There's something about compound TLDs that looks sketchy psychologically. ---> it has the appearance of a phishing cite where a recognizable do-ma-in (such as "calm" but imagine this spelt like it should be in a browser) is followed by a sketchier country code d-omain like ("are-you" <-- imagine this as letters not words)

    My 2 cts. (sorry for weird syntax and spelling its impossible to post here with such a low post count. There's less censorship in the corps)
     
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  5. mickyfu

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    Personally with the kind of work I do, I buy as many matching domains as I can. It really depends on what you want them for. You can't buy the .uk domain even though it is showing as free.
     
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  6. splishsplash1

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    hey guys, thanks for the info I've now decided on my extensions and I'm in the checkout. It is giving me options for business protection as well as a website builder+ hosting with prices going up per month if you want more things added. Do any of you have any advice on what extra features to buy?
     
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    .uk .org.uk ist better for seo !
     
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    Hey I have a problem. On GoDaddy, I'm trying to get the normal 'Privacy Protection' for my .co.uk extension domain but it isn't giving me the option - I can't click it. It is only giving me the option to buy the more expensive (and not needed) 'Privacy & Business Protection'. Does anybody know why this is happening?
     
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    You can't get privacy on uk domains. Best you can do is give false information, which is not advisable if you really want to keep hold of the website.
     
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    yeah I read about that. You can only get privacy if your website doesn't make any money. It's ridiculous tbh. I can get the business protection but it costs nearly double :/