HuskyPup - 6:51 pm on Jan 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
Global businesses, whether in China, Germany or any other country, use .com and they will keep using .com in future, as they don't have any choice.
Oh but there is another choice for Europeans and that is .eu. I know a lot of things have been said about this extension however I can assure you that a .eu can rank face to face and even beat any other extension.
I've proven it over this past year with a complete new website I constructed, and still doing so, and I can tell you I was mightily surprised as well and also, interestingly, it has generated more weekly enquiries than my .com ever has for my widgets.
Before anyone mentions .asia as a competitor and I have several of them but Google specifically does not rank them as well as a .com or .eu, BingHoo does.