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.net or dash .com
TheLBC




msg:698203
 7:33 pm on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hello,

I have a choice between:

bright-blue-widget.com

or,

brightbluewidget.net

Any thoughts as to which one i should develop on?

Thanks

 

bakedjake




msg:698204
 7:36 pm on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Which one is easier to read on the side of a bus?

TheLBC




msg:698205
 8:12 pm on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

For readability, the .com would look better.

bakedjake




msg:698206
 8:12 pm on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

That's what I would go with, then.

TheLBC




msg:698207
 8:29 pm on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

How about from an seo standpoint, any thoughts?

bakedjake




msg:698208
 8:34 pm on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

It doesn't matter enough to screw with readability.

There is indirect credit given to the words if someone links to you with the domain name only, but it's so minor that I wouldn't worry about it.

TheLBC




msg:698209
 8:37 pm on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks bakedjake :-)

etechsupport




msg:698210
 5:35 pm on Jul 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think brightbluewidget.net is better.

ScratchDisk




msg:698211
 10:29 pm on Jul 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Most people only type in urls of sites they REALLY like. Most likely people get to your site by clicking on SERPs... so domain names will be less and less important in the future. For marketing purposes, short cool sounding names are best, but for companies just looking for $$ from web traffic... the cool name is less important. If you are doing lots of off line promotion like print ads, opt for the dot com and short and sweet name. If your marketing through serps and pay per click don't worry so much about it.

John Carpenter




msg:698212
 7:07 pm on Aug 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

IMHO, one dash is acceptable, two dashes are not. Word1-word2-word3.com looks like a scraper site or some spammer's experiment.

However, register both (cybersquatters never sleep). If I were you I would decide for the .net option.

[edited by: John_Carpenter at 7:13 pm (utc) on Aug. 4, 2005]

cphillips




msg:698213
 7:11 pm on Aug 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

I agree, 2 dashes are too much.

John Carpenter




msg:698214
 7:14 pm on Aug 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Also, I'd probably consider a shorter name. IMO, three words are too many for a domain name. The only exception would be one-syllable short words.

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