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competitor bought .net and .org



10:08 pm on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A competitor bought both the .net and .org versions of my .com domain and parked them at godaddy. They do show in google when you do an inurl:domain search. Does this hurt me in any way?



10:02 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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no - your site is fine unless your site is some kind of charity and people actually type in the .org.

you might want to set up a google alert on that search though to see if they ever build any pages or steal your content.


11:06 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for your reassurance. It has been worrying me. I do keep an eye on it. Wish I had the foresight to purchase the domains myself.


1:42 pm on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If they're foolish enough to begin marketing a .net or .org version of your name, then you win.

My fingers type in dot com automatically...and IE assumes that a website is a dot com unless you type in an alternative.


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