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11:27 pm on Jan 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I own the domain mywidgets.net. I have had it for a few years and it currently ranks top on a Google search for widgets.

I am hearing more and more about .co domain names and have just snapped up the widgets.co domain name.

Currently I am forwarding widgets.co to mywidgets.net, but is it a good idea to make the change to using widgets.co as my main domain name?
11:37 pm on Jan 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have had it for a few years and it currently ranks top on a Google search for widgets.

I don't think I'd fool around with an aged, keyword domain.
1:02 am on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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What ^he^ said.

By the way . .

joined: Dec 23, 2009 > posts: 1


What took you so long? :P & ;)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld and the Domain Forum corbyboy.
11:46 am on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Personal view on this, stick with .net.

Everytime I see a .co I think it's a typo and missing an "m" or ".uk" off the end (being from the UK myself)
12:50 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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What ^they^ said.

To be honest I like .net, it's probably just a psychological historical thing for me:-)

There's a lot of hype surrounding .co and mostly by domain name sellers.
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I have been reading Webmasterworld for a long time but have just never had the need to post, but thanks for the welcome.

I think I will stick with what I am doing at the minute. I just really like the idea of having a one word domain which is my keyword (and product name).

If only I could get widgets.com I wouldn't need to worry. Annoyingly the guy who owns it doesn't use it or redirect it anywhere but he won't sell it. It doesn't drop until 2014 either.

Thanks for the reassurance guys.
6:46 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It doesn't drop until 2014 either.


And maybe not then if he renews it for another 10 years.

I have to agree that it is annoying when people/companies don't use their names even if it's only on a url forward to an established domain.
11:39 pm on Jan 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I wouldn't touch it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Have to agree on the point. I see so many great exact match domains sitting there that don't even resolve to a parked page. It kills me to see. At least throw up a WP install and 5-10 decent articles. The added organic traffic will do nothing but increase the value of the domain when you want to sell it.