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Realtor Website - .com or .us
dailypress




msg:4598334
 6:33 am on Aug 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hello all,

I am creating a website for a realtor who is based in the US. I can either purchase the :

first name + first letter of her last name (= the letter 'a') + .com *
or
first name + .us

* the first letter of her last name is the same as the last letter of her first name so the .com version kind of looks like a misspell.

which would you choose?

thanks in advance,
DP

 

jmccormac




msg:4598345
 8:08 am on Aug 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

Register both, Dailypress,
The .com is the de facto ccTLD for the USA but .us is the official ccTLD. You could always have the .us redirected to the .com if necessary.

Regards...jmcc

buckworks




msg:4598349
 8:41 am on Aug 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

Is the dot com available for her first name + last name?

dailypress




msg:4598359
 9:42 am on Aug 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

Register both, Dailypress
I was thinking the same but didn't want to confuse her with two names. Plus the spellings would be different so I'm not sure it would help much. I would rather have her focus on one brand and one name to print on her business cards etc....

Also, what would I do with two domains? Neither names would receive any type in traffic.

Is the dot com available for her first name + last name?
Yes it is, however that would be a difficult type and a long name. She has a unique first and last name.

Also: If I were to buy both domains, on which would you host the site on? Which domain looks better and more professional anyway?

dailypress




msg:4600828
 6:57 am on Aug 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Just an update:

I decided to purchase both names and hosted the site on the FirstName.us
and FW the other one.

FirstName.com is for sale for $70,000. I purchased the .us name for $4 after it was dropped a few months ago.

My client loves the domain and website.

piatkow




msg:4610179
 9:09 pm on Sep 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

Judging by posts that I have seen on non specialist forums Americans are generally unaware of .us and practically called me a liar when I pointed out that it was their official ccTLD

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