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What would do if .com is taken?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by CazuaL, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. CazuaL

    CazuaL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Looking to make my very first niche site, currently looking up a domain. The one im looking to buy is not available :( so what would be the next best option?

    Example.

    FoodKing.com Taken

    Would you go for

    FoodKing.org

    or

    Food-king.com
     
  2. maxonix

    maxonix Junior Member

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    If you're not going to build a brand then .com is not really necessary, although its nice to have it on your domain.

    Alternative when .com is not available.

    You can use either .net or .org, or even .info and .biz if your really want the Exact Match Domain (EMD).

    Hyphenated domains can rank as well as non-hyphenated domains. This is also a great alternative if the non-hyphenated .com domain is not available.
     
  3. Raven13

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    Personnaly when i don't find .com i take the .net, if not available .org
     
  4. cornkernel

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    i don't really like .org, so if .com's taken and so is .net, i try and think of something else to call it, where i can have a .com or .net. i don't like hyphens either.

    but that's just me!
     
  5. MeetTheVirus

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    go the .org or .net

    hyphen does not count as a EMD + looks spammy

    I prefer org over net if both are available most of the time depending on the niche
     
  6. Mountaineer

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    If .com is not available then I go for .net then .org. Search engines treat them pretty much the same. Rarely I go for hyphenated .coms but they have also proven to do the trick.
     
  7. CazuaL

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    Ok cheers for the help!

    Ben
     
  8. azguru

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    I go for the .net or .org - and, if necessary, i put a hyphen in it
     
  9. lanbo

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    FoodKing.org over hyphen.
     
  10. CazuaL

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    Yh that's what ill be doing. :D
     
  11. spenzo

    spenzo Senior Member

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    if .com is taken then .org or .net work very well...they do sound like offcial domain to that keyword..
    and also it comes to EMD category.. no problem with that
     
  12. CazuaL

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    Its an example. Nothing related to food what so ever.
     
  13. safex

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    People even use .info In my view .com or .net not matter the EMD matter more if you targeting Niches. If you building Brand then Yes Obviously a >com is King of Brand.
     
  14. phlex

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    .net or .org, if possible w/o hyphens... the hyphens don't really matter in G, as long you're not trying to build a brand and get type-ins.
     
  15. peterv1985

    peterv1985 Newbie

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    use .net or think up another name
     
  16. paxpelus

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    I would prefer finding a .com domain. If not the I would go to .net and it is really unlikely I would go for the .org or .info
     
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    gustaveharry Newbie

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    i wonder what is better net or org, each people have different opinion regarding this
     
  18. CazuaL

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    You can let this thread die now. Decided to go for the .org that was available.

    Ben
     
  19. balsagoth007

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    I go for Org of course. Org is so powerful!