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widget-widget.com or widgetwidget.org

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9:27 am on Aug 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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So the .com is registered but the .org isn't, however there is the hyphenated version .com available.

Type in traffic is not a consideration. I am not looking at building a major brand based on the domain name and I see no value in having them both and redirecting one as I would still be wondering which one would be the redirect?

Its more about SEO. I am aware that .org should be non commercial but I have .org sites that have done very well commercially despite that extension.

Which one would you develop?


3:06 pm on Aug 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Short answer? widget-widget.com

Long-ish answer..

Is it possible to localize the domain? Bostonwidget.com, widgetusa.com, widgetamerica.com..etc

Maybe add a few other words? thewidgetshop.com, mywidget.com, widgetsource.com, widgetwarehouse.com..etc

Hyphens just seem so 2003, I'm sure if you search hard enough you'll find something that works better than both of your current options. Have you searched expired domains?


7:00 pm on Aug 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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A very "strong" 2 word domain, with 1 hyphen, isn't all that bad.

"Strong" ~ 10 million results for exact match phrase with a strong commercial nexus, preferably the 2 words that describe/define the industry: Widget-Manufacturer.

Even 2 hyphens have been known to work . . exceedingly well. ;)


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