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.com vs .net vs .org

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Msg#: 4620782 posted 5:48 pm on Nov 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

hi all,

I was wondering which is worth more? .net or .org
In this case the word is a nationality.

Also how would you compare them in terms of price and ratio?

Someone had mentioned that .org is probably worth 10% of a .com and .net is worth 20% of a .com? Does that sound about right?



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Msg#: 4620782 posted 10:09 pm on Nov 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

10 vs 20%?

1) May have once held sway in the minds of those who valued domains based upon type-in value metrics. With 1000s of new gTLDs not certain how type-ins will play. .Com still will be a default.

2) With 1000s of gTLDs .net may well get lost in the mix due to its lack of clear application.

3) I'm a fan of .Org so I'm biased. With that admission I'm a bit happy with the emergence of 1000s of gTLDs. I think .Org will hold its place in the minds of folks vs. .Net domains. .Net never gained mindshare at a "network related domain".

For "a nationality" a .Org makes a bit more sense, for a built site, vs. a .Net IHMO when it comes to building and sustaining a site + site identity.



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Msg#: 4620782 posted 10:43 pm on Nov 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

... i've always believed the trouble with schools is that they teach absolutes .. they love formulas, this is worth that etc.

i think for a tech based website then net works and for most things org works,
ultimately .com will always be king, i personally would never use anything unless i also had the .com ... unless the .com was already a strong site and i thought i could 'steal' some of their reputation by implication.


Msg#: 4620782 posted 7:19 am on Jun 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

For some reason, when I think of .ORG, I think of an organization. Not like a company but like planned parenthood, goodwill, or the actors guild. May just be me but I'd go with .NET


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Msg#: 4620782 posted 4:01 pm on Jun 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

That's was the original reason for .org however it's been well and truly abused by some...I still prefer .net as a visual extension unfortunately the market/public perception favours .com however the caveat for that is it depends which country one is targetting.

I have some very successful sites running under .asia .co.uk .eu .in etc since they are targetted for those regions.

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