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msg:4162457
 12:18 am on Jul 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hello any interest in that domain, I think its not that bad or at least in the category as .eu and .net any thoughts of this

 

HuskyPup




msg:4190539
 3:50 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

these comments by HuskyPup are very short sighted and not realistic in the Global Business world, everyone's situation is different


That was not meant as a direct attack on you personally, it is a matter of fact that the first movers in the early 90s mostly got the pick of the crop.

I remember extremely well back in 1992/93 time whilst visiting my factory in India, yes, I have had one there since the late 60s, and discussing with my other directors about our marketing plans for the next 8-10 years and when I mentioned the Internet I was met with a stoney-faced stares, they hadn't a clue what I was talking about.

I then took the decision to buy our names and to develop our company sites personally and by the time WIN 98 came out more than 90% of our business was being Internet driven. These days no one in our companies can imagine being without the sites but I remember well the 400,000 kms a year flying and 100,000 kms driving!

One of the main priorities for anyone these days setting-up a new business should be to check the availability of their chosen business name and domain name. There's no point in starting a business and then complaining afterwards that they did not know when all the information is out there for free.

I'm glad your .com.au is doing ok however would it do better on a gTLD?

walkman




msg:4190607
 8:34 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

>. and the $13,000- USD for the .COM and .NET

That's actually a reasonable price. They can be many ACME companies but only acme. com so may the best /fastest /richest get it.

Derek_Pater




msg:4190709
 5:14 am on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

I then took the decision to buy our names and to develop our company sites personally and by the time WIN 98 came out more than 90% of our business was being Internet driven. These days no one in our companies can imagine being without the sites but I remember well the 400,000 kms a year flying and 100,000 kms driving!

I like the comments above, my new Company is 95% internet based, I travel little to Taiwan and have 10 License Agreements for new products and 6 under negotiation currently, so yes the Internet is brilliant for business

I have .org, .asia, .info, .co, .mobi

the .asia has moved the fastest for me in the hit rate

the other issue I had was no one could believe that

Real Inventions Pty Ltd, in Australia was available

There are many other choices out there now instead of .COM and .NET, this is more about the mindset of people than the commercial realities, and smart methods of driving traffic to your site cannot be understated

HuskyPup




msg:4190765
 9:17 am on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

the .asia has moved the fastest for me in the hit rate


I'm glad you said that since I have only full developed one of my .asia sites so far and it is doing extremely well and one has to bear in mind that .asia ia a gTLD and not a ccTLD.

The potential for this extension seems to be overlooked by many, in fact I believe it's the only extension where registrations are dropping!

As usual though it's finding the time to do them.

Derek_Pater




msg:4190779
 9:51 am on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

I hope this is not a silly question, about domains

my main hosting site is the .COM.AU

and the others are forwarded to the main site these ones below

.biz .org .info, .asia, .in, .firm.in, .co.in

.net.au , .mobi

my traffic rating has gone up 500-600% in the last 4 weeks

Since I added .Asia and some of the others

.in has also picked up in 1 week maybe because there is a very high in traffic to the worlds biggest site has a large amount of traffic from India also for the same subject

also what about hit's from Russia and China?

at one point someone put a link to my site from a Russian site and it made a massive difference to my ranking!

* Alexa Traffic Rank: 1,911,245
* Australia Flag Traffic Rank in AU: 18,806
* Sites Linking In: 5

is the above a good rank for basically little work in 3 years? without seo optimization

HuskyPup




msg:4190959
 3:33 pm on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

This one below is interesting


.co is a ccTLD regardless what this person writes...at the moment.

@Derek_Pater - Your questions are really about SEO and not domain names however I'm trying to understand the structure you have.

Your main site is .com.au

.biz .org .info, .asia, .in, .firm.in, .co.in, .net.au , .mobi


These are all on a URL forward from your name registrar or a forward from your web host?

Is this a direct forwarding or are you using the same page but changed titlebars and meta tags and still shoiwng the original domain name and extension?

Or maybe a single unique splash page with links direct to the .com.au?

Insofar as I am aware I do not believe there is any SEO benefit having a registrar forwarded domain name. Certainly the search engines like these for cleanliness however I don't believe there is an SEO advantage or extra kudos.

my traffic rating has gone up 500-600% in the last 4 weeks


This could easily be bot activity if your traffic levels are not that high.

Derek_Pater




msg:4191151
 10:00 pm on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Are all on a URL forward from your name registrar or a forward from your web host? yes and I have purchased these Domains below through 3-4 different service providers, the ones below are all forwarded domains only and the only hosting site is .com.au

.biz .org .info, .asia, .in, .firm.in, .co.in

.net.au , .mobi

Some of these Domain's are coming up in search engines, due to the natural of some of the e-mails I receive and the domain they refereed to these forwarded domains

currently .asia is the highest for hits
then .biz and then .in

.in I have only had for 1 week, also the hit rate is anything from Zero for .org and .info

to .asia being close the .com.au in 7 weeks only since registered

Derek_Pater




msg:4191229
 1:48 am on Aug 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

HuskyPup: Please excuse my limited knowledge of this subject, I have a client who builds and drives traffic to new Domain's, I will ask him to join as a member because he does this full time as a job under contract, his methods are very successful

Is this a direct forwarding or are you using the same page but changed title bars and meta tags and still showing the original domain name and extension?

As for myself I have just made it up as I go, in other words learning as I go, yes I could have wasted $500- in the past on domains in total

but sometimes unconventional methods can bring success or different mindset and ways forward

dailypress




msg:4199273
 12:24 pm on Sep 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

With the new Google Instant, .co could get a bit more traffic when people actually Google search Example.co.....m :)

bwnbwn




msg:4199647
 8:32 pm on Sep 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Well just a follow up on the only co domain I went for. Single worded domain an in my ecommerce nitch a very very good one at that. It went into auction and I was able to get it. I am not sure if the other bidders really knew it was in an auction as I was the only bidder. Got it now so I am going to see if I can work this puppy into something.

visca




msg:4204455
 9:14 pm on Sep 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

I am curious to know, now that we've all had our .co's for a while, whether anyone has had positive SEO results on their keyword rich domains, and whether the geographical nature of the domain has negatively impacted their ability to rank well for North American audience for their industry?

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