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Old 01-03-2013, 08:38 AM
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Default .com, .info, .net, .org and domain name - help

As a reader, which would you prefer seeing in the domain?

The site address that I want to use (.com) is higher than the other three (.info, .net, and .org). I want my site to be user friendly and easily found.

My other question ...

My Blogger domain is "abcreadwithme", but the actual blog title is "ABC, Will You Read with Me" -- thus, missing two words.

So, should I use "abcreadwithme" or "abcwillyoureadwithme" in the domain?
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:27 PM
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It seems .com is the most used. You want one easy to remember or key in. Most smart devices have a .com button to add those four digits after typing the URL.

I'd go with abcreadwithme.com because the other one is too long.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:20 PM
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Or you also have the option of going with ABCReadWith.Me (.me is your extension instead of .com, etc.)
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:57 PM
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I usually say with the .com if you can. It is more recognizable and if you want people to type in the url into the browser you will want something that they can remember.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:36 PM
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Whenever I buy domains, I always check .com first. It's the most popular.

If I couldn't get a .com, my second choice would probably be .net.
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Hi,

I'll go with BloggingToolsforMe's suggestion i.e. ABCReadWith.Me

It's more brand-able domain name as opposed to .com. However, remember that .me is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Montenegro.

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:41 AM
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A .com extension is usually your best choice (if it's available), but part of your decision can be based upon where your target audience is located. This article gives a bit more information on some of the options open to you. A growing number of businesses are opting for branding opportunities like making an .ly extension part of their domain/company branding (bit.ly, ow.ly, lover.ly, page.ly, etc). There are plenty of options available to you. Consider how your visitors find you, what they might type into their address bar and whether one extension is more trustworthy than another. There are potential pitfalls when choosing an alternate extension though, as the US government found out.
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A .com extension is usually your best choice (if it's available), but part of your decision can be based upon where your target audience is located. This article gives a bit more information on some of the options open to you. A growing number of businesses are opting for branding opportunities like making an .ly extension part of their domain/company branding (bit.ly, ow.ly, lover.ly, page.ly, etc). There are plenty of options available to you. Consider how your visitors find you, what they might type into their address bar and whether one extension is more trustworthy than another. There are potential pitfalls when choosing an alternate extension though, as the US government found out.
Hi BloggingToolsforMe,

Thanks for the links. The second one was an interesting read. Never imagined the repercussions of some of the extensions out there.

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:02 AM
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Your top priority should ALWAYS be .com because that is what most people look at in a site. It has more effect or authority since most sites are in .com format. Then consider .net, .org, or whatever domain extensions are available.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:20 PM
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.com is perceived to be the most desirable. This means if you sell it, you will likely get a higher price than if you use a different extension.

Also it is the extension people think of most often..so this makes it very good for branding.

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