.com or .info?

by Christie Love 8 replies
Can someone tell me why a .com domain would be better than a .info domain? Is there a difference and why? I am just starting to research this and your input will help me... going forward to purchase the correct domains for my websites.

How about .net and .org?
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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    My experience on this and I've even tried two domains of the same name with .com and .net and the .com always outranks it. As a matter of fact, sometimes my .com name outranks the .net before all the content is on the .com. Also, even if you don't believe me, .com domains sell for more!

    TomG.
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    • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
      Originally Posted by tommygadget View Post

      My experience on this and I've even tried two domains of the same name with .com and .net and the .com always outranks it. As a matter of fact, sometimes my .com name outranks the .net before all the content is on the .com. Also, even if you don't believe me, .com domains sell for more!

      TomG.
      Thanks Tommy. This helps as I am doing this research before I build more sites to sell.
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  • Profile picture of the author john30506
    Christie,
    I use .info for several reasons. They are cheap, most names have not been taken and in most of my experience most people just click on the hyperlink. Back in the early days, when people used to type the url it made a difference. I am probably loosing some traffic, but I think the trade off is worth it. Good luck on your choice.

    John.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Raj
    .com is the defacto TLD for internet.

    .info projects a cheap outlook!
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  • Profile picture of the author braver55b
    Hi Christie,

    Don't scrimp on this one, after all is said and done, .com is far superior to .info

    Google ranks a .com site higher

    .info is associated with spam sites

    Type in traffic (when you tell people that you have a site, lots of time they will not remember or use the .info part when typing in their browser, but will use .com and you lose out on that traffic.)

    use dashes, hyphens whatever .com rocks! not .net or org just .com

    Hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author kittyluver
    I don't think any difference between the traffic between .info and .com as I am having both type of doamins (e-petcare.info and cathealthcareguide.com). I think the best thing which favors the traffic is nothing but the CONTENT and also the period of updation of your blog/site (daily posting or weekly twice).
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    • Profile picture of the author melanied
      A lot of people say that .info domains will get ranked as well in the search engines as .com domains will, and I have no hard evidence to refute that. However, in doing Google searches in my personal (non-IM) life, it seems to me to be very rare that I see a .info in the search results. For that reason alone, I spring for a .com, or at least .net or .org.
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      • Profile picture of the author Monetize
        .com is hard-wired into people's brains. If you simply tell someone
        your website is "ChristieLove" they are automatically going to add
        that extension.

        .info's have been projected to become very valuable and they are
        best suited for informational sites.

        Read more about this topic at Internet Domain Names
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