jmccormac - 1:05 am on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0) Regards...jmcc
This is actually one of the biggest mistakes that people make with ccTLDs - thinking that because the state code is the same, the ccTLD will have some kind of resonance with the people. The problem is that .com is the default domain that people think about in the US. Even .us, the US's own ccTLD is a minor player compared to US .com usage.
I have a serveral hundred of dollars in .mn domains, I purchased them mainly because I live in Minnesota and thought they might be worth something locally.
Google's algorithm tends to automatically associate ccTLDs with the relevant country even to the extent of prioritising ccTLD over IP.
I am going to dump them, because google did not associated .mn with Minnesota and even more there was no local interest in the extension as far as a resale value.