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Is it worth building a website around .tv domain?



5:16 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have two .tv domains registered in the past. Registration always had an average price, like $19.99, but extending registration costs $39.99 which is crazy. Does anyone know why is the price so high, and is there some registrar with cheaper offer for .tv domain?

Also, do you consider it is a good idea to invest time and money into building a website and .tv brand, and which domain would you suggest instead (when .com you want is taken or way too expensive).



11:48 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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YouTube.tv? Redirects to .COM.

Who needs a .TV extension to stream video?

Besides, isn't all the money, time and effort going into building the video library?

Pick any ccTLD or gTLD and just build something worth my time and attention. From my POV the .tv extension is superfluous.

Sure, a few "real" television related entities have resorted to .tv, but it was hardly out of necessity or the added branding of .tv. If the show sucks placing it on a .tv domain isn't going to do much. If the show rocks then placing the Web presence on any domain extension will get the job done. (And yes, I'm well aware of traffic leakage . . but that's just life on the WWW. Leaks get plugged by bookmarks, inbound links, search results, etc.)

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1:34 pm on Feb 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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My registrar sells .tv for $10.99.

I used to pay 39.99 for my .tel TLD's until I recently found a very cheap reliable registrar.

The only problem is that they dont have customer service via phone, but rather email only. But still they are great, plus I host my sites elsewhere so I barely call or need help with my domains.

Good luck and welcome to WW.


5:50 am on Mar 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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AsSeenOn.com vs AsSeenOn.TV


5:51 am on Mar 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Not to say - the above are available - but the idea is that .com is not always better than .tv


5:46 am on Mar 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have a fairly successful .tv site I launched about 5 years ago. It does relate to tv so it kind of made sense at the time.

No problems in SERPS either. Often outranking .com sites. Like others said, not about the tld, it is the content. Folks like it and link to it. So it does well.

Plus, 99% of the population doesn't realize it stands for some islands in the Pacific. ;-)

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