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.net or .fr - which one would you choose
the .com is taken but I'm monitoring it in case it drops

 2:17 pm on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

Do you guys have any experience of which tld is the most popular in France?

Also what would you do if the .com never drops? Try looking for an alternative name altogether and before th site is designed / launched? or just use the .net / .fr combinaison?




 3:16 pm on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

- Which language(s) are you going to use on your site?
- Are you targeting only people in France or worldwide?

Generally, I would use the .fr tld for a site in French, .net or .com for a site in English.
If you use both French and English on your site, I would use the .fr tld for the French part and .net or .com for the English part.

As you certainly know, all major international companies use a .fr tld to promote their products/services in France.


 3:29 pm on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi tombola - thanks for your reply.

The site will be mainly geared toward french people - I will possibly have the one for the worldwide market market as well but first it's going to be french only.

What is more popular with french people - let say I do some advertising - if they only remember the domain name and not the tld will they type .fr or .com.

If the .com is typed more often I might as well try and find a new domain name - although I REALLY like the ones (.net & .fr) I have at the moment.


 11:05 am on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

If its for the French market .fr definitely.

.Net I'm not to crazy about. Its like a poor man's .com.


 11:37 am on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

.Net I'm not to crazy about. Its like a poor man's .com.

hehehe that's exactly it - I bought the .net 'cause the .com was taken :(


 12:03 pm on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

.fr is the one you should go for.


 5:18 pm on Mar 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

If I am from a country other than france and came across two websites .fr and .net in serps, then I will click on .net website.

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