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Choose the better domain name or the better TLD?
goneinthesun




msg:3214090
 1:00 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

i have a choice of buying a so so domain name with .com, a good domain name with .net or a great domain name with .biz?

which one do you suggest and does it matter to google?

any advice would be appreciated.

 

tedster




msg:3214104
 1:08 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

It's your business decision - the TLD means nothing in the Google algo, but using a .com might help prevent some clueless attempts at linking to you with the wrong TLD. But a great name on a .org could be a better boost for you. I've got clients using each, and I know you can succeed with any of them.

Pirates




msg:3214158
 2:20 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

I can't stand commercial clients using .org as a website and if there business is not charity or open content or any other not for profit business on this domain they should be kicked off the web.

WebWalla




msg:3214553
 12:16 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

the TLD means nothing in the Google algo

Maybe I'm just being picky, but perhaps a proviso is worth mentioning here. A TLD does mean something in the Google algo when it is a ccTLD, determining the country.

Google will take into account ccTLD's to present different results in local country Googles.

However, since the original poster seems to be contemplating only .com, .net or .biz this obviously doesn't apply here.

goneinthesun




msg:3214567
 12:27 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

thanks for the great feedbacks..

plasma




msg:3214607
 1:10 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

I read somewhere that .org and .net domains can be pretty expensive in the future, as the price might be adjusted - even after owning the domain - to anything that the registrar thinks it's worth.
I personally never consciously visitted (or linked to) a .biz site. They somehow sound like "too late" or "me2".
Better stick to country domains, if your content audience is mainly from a certain region, or .com if it's a global ecom site.

netmeg




msg:3214763
 3:31 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

What I usually tell my clients is that no matter how many TLDs they add to the mix, the default that is in people's brains is almost always going to be .com, and if they remember your domain name at all, they're going to assume it's .com - and if you are using .net or .org or any of the others, you're just sending some of your traffic (for free) over to whomever DOES have .com. So if it's a commercial site, I'd *always* pick a .com.

(says the person who has had a .org for her own domain for 13 years and regrets never tying down the same .com because now squatters want too much money for it)

mahoogle




msg:3215110
 7:22 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

It's worth buying the .net if you get the .com version, but go with a .com domain.

mjwalshe




msg:3224829
 2:11 pm on Jan 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

"I can't stand commercial clients using .org as a website and if there business is not charity or open content or any other not for profit business on this domain they should be kicked off the web. "

Err

.org is not Just for non profits - though a lot of americans think so ( I sat in on some discusions on a bid for .org a while back)

.org was anything that didn't fit the origional structure .com .edu .net .gov .mil

though I agree its a bit sucky to see some didngy afiliate scum site using .org.

BTW .net was intended just for playa's in the networking industry/infrastructure - i can rember when having a .net
address men't somthing (that was back when they attempted to print paper directories of internet addresses)

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