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co.in or .in

which is better

     
8:17 am on Feb 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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hi,

i want to register website, which is better co.in or .in domains. according to search engines point of view..which one is better and why?

google gives preference to .in domains or .co.in domains

5:33 am on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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AFAIK, it make no difference with Google. Or any other search engine I know of. (However, if there are any India specific search engines, I am unaware of these.)
7:16 am on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I won't care much about search engines. The .in extension is new so there is high chance of getting the domain name you want. Its also less characters to type for your users.
6:36 am on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It doesn't make any sense to google, You can go with any..
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11:43 am on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You could take a tip from google.co.in.
6:51 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>You could take a tip from google.co.in.

The .in extension is new. It's been google.co.in simply because until recently google.in wasn't available.

7:10 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Exactly! ;)
11:38 am on Feb 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i would suggest to go with .in though it doesn't make any differnece

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11:57 am on Feb 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The reason why it makes a difference is because old TLDs and SLDs have recognition. People still view .com as more easily remembered than .tv. .co.in has been around a while and big name sites, like Google, have got recognition for ".co.in". In time it may transpire that people view ".in" domains as those that were left when all the best ".co.in" domains were taken.

From the SE algo point of view it's unlikely to make any difference which one you go for.

I'd register both, use the .co.in and redirect the .in.