Discussion in 'Web Design and Hosting' started by gailita, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. gailita

    gailita New Member

    Does it matter if a website address ends in .org, .net etc? I know .com is very popular. The domain i wanted to register was already taken so i chose the .net instead.
  2. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    .com is the most recognized and most popular as you mentioned. People tend to automatically 'think' .com at the end of a site name, but in the grand scheme of things, if you build a good quality site, .net is fine.

    I know a lot of people that have .net that do very well, so don't let it worry you. [​IMG]
  3. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Get a .net if you can't get a .com, and get a .org if you can't get a .net
  4. aplina

    aplina New Member

    it is okay. since people search usings key words or long phrases. you may also want to include the bookmark in your site .so your customers will always come back to your site
  5. gailita

    gailita New Member

    Thanks guys for your help [​IMG]
  6. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    If you are going to spend a lot of money advertising , get a .com , you will lose some traffic for a .net
  7. onlinebusiness

    onlinebusiness New Member

    .com commercial business domain
    .net commercial network
    .org nonprofit organizations
    .edu educational institution
    .gov government agency
    .mil military
    .biz small business
    .info informational site
    Additional domain name extentions include : biz, bz, info, tv, name, etc. Currently, most domain registrars offer cheap domain registration of .biz and .info domains.

    If your website or business caters to the local community, such as a pizza delivery business or recruitment agency or the like, then it makes sense to get a country-specific domain. You actually benefit from having such a local domain because the people in your country know that they're dealing with a local entity, which is what they want. After all, if they stay in (say) the United Kingdom, they're not likely to want to try to order pizza from, which suggests a US or an international site. You'll have better luck calling it, ie, with a UK domain.

    Otherwise its recommended to use the ".com" extensions or there is a great chance of visitors ending up at the competitors site.
  8. ashleycameron

    ashleycameron New Member

    Yes, You are right....
    we can use .net as domain name...
  9. Casper

    Casper New Member

    I thought I'd ask this question instead of setting up a new thread but I was wanting a little bit of help in relation too sub domain, If I had a web address called & I wanted too have a sub domain would the address become:

    I know that the first one is a domain but I was wanting too know if the second address would be a sub domain.
  10. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    No, you cannot call that a sub-domain. Sub-domain would be
  11. plugandplay

    plugandplay New Member

    You should try to get a .com if possible as they are more recognisable and respected by the searchers, but as you said they are getting harder and harder to find, so you will need to get others too.

    Whatever you do end up getting, test it out and see if you are getting the traffic you should.
  12. herwindz

    herwindz New Member

    if the .com domain you want is not available, go find nearest niche .com domain. If this also not available then you go for .net.
  13. proson

    proson New Member

    any domains get traffic, plugandplay it just depends how you market your website and that's it! But to answer galita questions,

    yes .com is more favorable and has more commercial value if in the later days you want to sell your website, but if you solely want to set up your own business if a .com is not available .net is fine.

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