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The .com version of the name has recently become available, which I was hoping to get, but I've gotten into bidding for the name on snapnames and the cost has become rather a lot more that I'd hoped.
I probably won't ever do anything with the name, other than direct any traffic to my .co.uk domain, which I guess is helpful for anyone that incorrectly types my domain.
Does anyone have any experience of buying the .com equivalent of their regional domain and seeing an increase in traffic?
It doesn't appear that the .com domain has any PR or incoming links from what I can see...
And that's no small matter, as someone else getting it would steal many people with poor memories, and all those who don't even consider the suffix; they assume every site worth going to is a .com
If your site ever gains a serious international flavour or target audience, there may be another role for it, who knows.
But if you can afford it, buy it and 301 to your current site.
You'll thank me later ;)