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Buying many domain extensions
....for my site
kodaks

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Msg#: 2123 posted 1:33 am on Aug 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have a question about domain extensions for my site. Let's say I own www.mysite.com. Would it be worth it to also buy the .net, .biz, .ca, etc., in case potential customers accidently enter the wrong extension.

I am also wondering if I should purchase variations of the domain, such as common misspellings.

Your thoughts are appreciated. Thanks in advance!

 

fourstardragon

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2123 posted 2:27 am on Aug 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi kodaks. For twenty or thirty dollars a year, I think it's worth it. Just 301 redirect to the main domain.

The main benefit would be in preventing your competitors from registering them.

kodaks

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2123 posted 1:30 pm on Aug 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks! I will purchase them.

chicagohh

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2123 posted 2:31 pm on Aug 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Don't forget any plural or hyphen versons.

apollo

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2123 posted 8:36 am on Aug 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

There are lots of extensions and some will always escape but you should grab the main ones, .net without any doubt and if you can get the .ca and .us that is great as well.

It is cheaper than a trade mark and much easier to protect in the international market for a small business operator.

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