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Does .com sells better? Does it really make a difference?

     
6:56 am on Oct 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,

Does a .com domain sells better than any other? Does it really make a difference?

Please enlighten me on this issue.

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Anand

8:33 am on Oct 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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From my experience, yes.I have pretty much used most of the suffixes when I was
looking for an exact domain name where comm. was already taken.

They didn't work out near as well. Most web users know the com. and feel comfortable with it and they think the others lead off where they might not want to go.

(this is not a scientific reply, just my observation)...KF

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If you are talking face value on the .com - yes.. definatly. I don't think anybody just slightly concerned with brand, business, and common sense wants anything else - unless they're like - "oh okay... i'll just take the leftovers" or just hitting on the next .stfu which the register opened to maintain a steady cash flow -

When I bought a .com from somebody who was a bit faster than me - okay, a few years ahead of me - I paid an non disclosed, but nice amount for it - and then I registered the .net, org, etc version of it since none of them were taken. Pretty funny. Made me laugh. But i'm crazy, so never mind that.

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Are we talking about the saleability of the domain or how well you can sell things from the domain?
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VVV I think he means either one. But as always interested to read your post
on it...KF
8:48 pm on Oct 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I was told .gov and .edu domains are more trusted by Google since not everyone can purchase them.
I was wondering if you guys think .org is also more trustworthy than .com?
[I am aware that anyone can purchase .org]
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My opinion: Trust is not given automatically because of any domain extension, but usually based on what is actually on the website hosted there - it can increase and decrease for various reasons - usually related to the websites development, not to the extension of it. The perception of value of the domain extension on the other hand - is another business.
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.com is still king but generics with country TLDs are doing quite well in the aftermarket (i.e. .co.uk and .de etc)
 

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