LostOne - 10:38 am on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
"If the "name" is associated by regular SE searchers"
Makes sense. I tried my domain...greenwidget.com. For years many have always thought it was the plural. I know they aren't looking for greenwidgets.com because the site is a hastily put together mom and pop site, but they get the type in traffic:( I should have made an offer when I had the money.
Lesson: Think ahead or buy both domains.
Wait, check that. When I use greenwidget it brings up auto suggest for the other site, but the moment I add the dot before com my site appears. I guess that's good? I also tried this on the Google home page and it showed a link box with description below the search bar.