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Which domain would you develop city or state?
gpmgroup




msg:4535653
 11:56 am on Jan 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

If you had the choice between developing two domain names one for the largest city in a state and one for the state itself which would you develop and why?

e.g. Georgia.com v. Atlanta.com

 

piatkow




msg:4535671
 2:57 pm on Jan 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

Assuming all relevant names were available it would depend entirely on the focus of the site.

Webwork




msg:4535779
 11:16 pm on Jan 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

My answer depends, in part, on the answer to the question "Why build A or B?". To increase, "show" or test the value (for SEO/other purposes) of the domain? To build a website just because you have think you "the domain" that will support the project?

Also, what's the competition in either space?

What's your knowledge of either A or B?

What resources (time, money, other) you are prepared to devote to A vs B?

Leosghost




msg:4535780
 11:30 pm on Jan 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

Both ;)
"between"..is tying your own hands..unnecessarily ( if you have access to both domain names ? )..hence ..develop Both..differently..;)

gpmgroup




msg:4535944
 5:08 pm on Jan 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

Interesting thanks!

The names are available.

A or B are both interesting enough to feed a future passion.

A is a subset of B really, unless A and B have different focuses. I was wondering if there was an unwritten rule/natural fit towards building city sites or state sites and/or a natural user bias/preference for one?

Both; is an interesting idea. If both sites had the same focus then using the Georgia example it could have sections for Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah …Marietta and Smyrna. Would it be a good thing/bad thing to have the bulk of content and data for the dominant Atlanta mainly on the second domain instead?

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