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Newbie here trying to figure out which domain would be better from both an online and offline marketing standpoint. I'll be mentioning this url from the stage as well as have it on business cards.

joesmellowmusic.com
joesmusic.co
joesmusic.org

My first thought is the dotcom.

Any insight much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
    Personaly I would go as generic as you could. Its ok to have a "brandable domain" but if you can afford it go more generic.
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    • Profile picture of the author netmatrix
      If you're announcing it on stage, I'm sure quite a few people would misspell the first domain.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
        Originally Posted by netmatrix View Post

        If you're announcing it on stage, I'm sure quite a few people would misspell the first domain.
        Actually yes you're right, for a domain that you are announcing then joesmusic would probably be best. I'm assuming this isn't available in .com or .net?
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    • Profile picture of the author eimroda
      joesmellowmusic is good since it is more targeted/specific compared to the others. In that way, you cam optimize it better compared to the generic domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Hmmm, that's a hard one. I like joesmusic but it would be good if you could get it with .com or .net

    joesmellowmusic is good too and I think I'd probably prefer that over .co or .org
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  • Profile picture of the author caseycase
    How about musicbyjoe.net? Its available.
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  • Profile picture of the author sax.sunny
    .com, .net and .org have the same Domain Density. i.e. 100% Density.

    Going for joesmusic.org would be 100% better for pronunciation as well as marketing online.

    Alternatively I would also suggest you add a dash ( - ) between the two words. It doesn't make any difference in the eye of a search engine. And it also looks nice on your Business Card.

    joes-music.net and joes-music.org are available. Unfortunately joes-music.com isn't.

    At this moment, if I had to decide - I'd go with joesmusic.org

    BTW, I do not RECOMMEND .co domain extension.
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  • Profile picture of the author miker
    joesmusic.org

    short and simple, in my oppinion. For business card you can use Capital on first character of each word -> JoesMusic.org
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    • Profile picture of the author mrbawb
      From an SEO standpoint definitely go with the .com or .org with the .com preferred.

      Having an exact keyword in the domain name is really super important when being searched for.

      The .co may look cool, but it's not useful if you wanna be found online.
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      • Profile picture of the author Vogin
        Originally Posted by mrbawb View Post

        From an SEO standpoint definitely go with the .com or .org with the .com preferred.

        Having an exact keyword in the domain name is really super important when being searched for.

        The .co may look cool, but it's not useful if you wanna be found online.

        Tell me, friend - if .co is such a useless domain name, why can I easily find The 30 Day Challenge by simply googling "challenge"? Well, it's on a second position, but you get the picture.

        True, .net and .com have 100% density. But who says it's going to be like that forever?
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        • Profile picture of the author Stephen Bray
          Originally Posted by Vogin View Post

          Tell me, friend - if .co is such a useless domain name, why can I easily find The 30 Day Challenge by simply googling "challenge"? Well, it's on a second position, but you get the picture.

          True, .net and .com have 100% density. But who says it's going to be like that forever?
          The 30 day Challenge was re branded as
          'The Challenge' this year, so finding it with
          the word 'Challenge' makes a lot of sense.

          It's a good example of a successful .co
          domain name, but it has masses of useful
          content, a high following, inbound links
          that have accrued as a result of some of the
          lessons. Indeed there are lots of reasons
          this .co domain is doing well aside from
          the domain extension.

          Personally I would go for a .com because,
          unless you're a magazine, a school, or a
          voluntary group people expect it.

          Tell an audience your domain name is
          musicwithjoe.com and they'll find you,
          their friends will find you too.

          Tell an audience your domain is joesmusic.co
          and they might find you because you will
          emphasise the domain extension, but when
          they mention your site to their friends those
          friends won't be so diligent.

          Most likely they'll remember joesmusic and
          add a .com

          A good domain name and extension is important,
          but posting quality original content to which you
          funnel traffic is a tried and tested route to success.

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  • Profile picture of the author seoweb2000
    It all depends on your offline advertisement. If you are going to do a lot of offline ads for branding purposes and name recognition I would go with the .com domain because you don't want people to go to joesmusic.com instead of .org simply because they can't remember it.

    But if all this site is for is to attract online customers, then going with the .org is fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author gfsocial
    i dont think quoting the 30 day challenge is a good example of using a .co

    Take for example.. alexa..

    They have thousands of users installing an alexa bar.. and going to their site every day... im surprised its not higher ranked...

    most.. SEO info sites as a matter of fact.. are generally high ... .. warrior here is a good example... 594 alexa? or more likely anyone who comes to this site.. ... who doesnt have alexa installed...
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  • Profile picture of the author markament
    I like the simplicity of joesmusic
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    I like joesmellowmusic.com but its not ideal, people may misspell mellow I would keep looking.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnkatz
    Originally Posted by healingaqua View Post

    Newbie here trying to figure out which domain would be better from both an online and offline marketing standpoint. I'll be mentioning this url from the stage as well as have it on business cards.

    joesmellowmusic.com
    joesmusic.co
    joesmusic.org

    My first thought is the dotcom.

    Any insight much appreciated.
    joesmellowmusic.com is main first choice .com is easy to sale and your main key words are in the name.
    I know joesmusic.co and joesmusic.org are shorter and easy to remember but will be difficult to sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    joesmusic.com <-- my choice!

    can I ask if why "joesmusic"? ... why don't you try "joemusic". just a suggestion. lol
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