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Can we use .org domain to run shopping cart?

     

yisou

2:25 pm on Mar 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It is very hard for us to register .com or .net good domains now. Can we use .org domain to run shopping cart?

Webwork

6:55 pm on Mar 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yes. .Org is an unrestricted (any use) gTLD. You can use a .Org for whatever reason you choose.

That said, many would advise to find a .Com "for commerce / commercial use".

mack

7:10 pm on Mar 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If the .com is gone you need to be careful if you register the .org

Check for brand/trademark infringement.

Mack.

yisou

11:20 pm on Mar 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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not a brand, just a common keywords.

webcreationuk

11:37 am on Mar 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Nobody restricts you to use .org for eCommerce, but are you sure this is what you really want?

willybfriendly

12:48 am on Mar 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If one thnks about it, there are "orgs" that are commercial in nature. Cooperatives jump immediately to mind.

Of course, there is a .coop available for them, but the costs are a bit high...

5503landis

2:44 pm on Mar 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The general theme of all the answers is, "Yes you can, but don't"

Ask yourself what is your favorite eCommerce site, or the most popular eCommerce site out there that has a .org domain name?

.com is the most recognizable domain extension, so don't buck the trend. Get creative with the domain name and you will be sure to find something, e.g., myfavoriteXYZ.com, greatXYZsales.com.

In the "dot com" era the consensus thinking was that domain names should be short and easy to remember (high recall value); that thinking is no longer prevalent (IMHO). If you want people to find you organically, then they will never need to remember the URL by typing it in directly.

So stay with .com and get funky with the name:)

xinjiang

3:21 pm on Apr 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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i think .com is best.

bizminder

5:06 am on Apr 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Commonly .org is used by organizations however there is no restriction you can use any domain.
 

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