Domain Names: No .com, No .net then what?

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Hi Warriors,

Just curious, while registering domain, if you can't find .com or .net what will be your next best choices?

Regards,
Darren
#domain #names #net
  • Profile picture of the author OMI
    .org or .info or try finding a different domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mogly
    I have a lot of .org domain names that rank very well. I usually go with them, but I have been interested in .us domains too.

    Anyone have any look into .us domains? Or .me?
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  • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
    I would say .org. Then look for an alternative name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    .org or find another name.
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  • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
    You could give up like most people and say, "All the good names have gone!"

    Or you could put in the extra effort required these days and benefit from the extra payout $$$$ :-)

    Sam
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  • Profile picture of the author markgilbert
    If you're not worried about your domain name being a branding issue, then try the name with hyphens in it, ie www.my-widget.com. Or just spend a little more time looking for something different, ie a synonym. Or, put a number at the end, or put an "i" or "e" in front of the name. Or put "my" or "the" or "your" or any number of other words or conjunctions in the domain name. There is a myriad of alternatives for finding a .com domain still.

    If you want to spend less time, then look into .biz. After all, if it's a "bizness" you're looking for, a .biz domain fits.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahesh2k
    I prefer regional domain like .in, .uk are just fine if .com and .net are not possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayPeete
    I actually go for a .org over a .net. While it doesn't rank as well in Yahoo, it seems to rank better for me in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Player777
    Why not try a hyphen or even adding a word at the end as in if breedrats was taken then go for breedratsinfo or review at the end etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Think up another .com - trust me it is there waiting to be registered..

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  • Profile picture of the author 4freedom
    One idea I've used quite a bit with success is to simply append either 911 or 411 to the .com domain I'm going after. For example, if I want loseweightfast.com and it isn't available, I just think: "Am I offering a solution (product/service) or information?" If a solution, I would pick up loseweightfast911.com... if information loseweightfast411.com and they rank well.
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    • Profile picture of the author sroysfsu
      Would definetely go .org. There are quite a few .org names available and can rank very well in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author ourland
    .org .biz or .info however, I do not necessarily bother my
    head on which extension to use as mode of generating
    traffic is very important to me.

    Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author ourland
    .org .biz or .info however, I do not necessarily bother my
    head on which extension to use as mode of generating
    traffic is very important to me.

    Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      • Profile picture of the author danabbamont
        It depends on what you're after. If you're thinking about SEO only, your URL doesn't matter except for in cases where you're going to have anchor text be made up of your URL. Most of the time this would be for blackhat stuff.

        None of the engines care what extension you use. If you want to actually brand your site though, think up another .com. To people, the internet IS .com. .org is a close second. The average joe doesn't even remember that .net exists.
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  • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
    .co.uk I prefer those to .coms for the sites that are targeting the UK market but got a beauty 2 word .com last week
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOExpert104
    .com is the best.... but if really "NO" then .org
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  • Profile picture of the author monsur
    My next choice will be .org (TLD)
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    .org if it's a keyword I really want or domain I really want, but I will take the time to find another .com before making the purchase ... and I usually do find one.
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