Domain Extension Question

by Zeus66 5 replies
Hey all,

I have used 1and1 for lots of domain registrations ($6.99/year for .com's is a great price). They are offering free .biz registrations for the 1st year, and my question is why. I've always registered .com or .net domain names, so I have no experience with other extensions. Can someone knowledgeable explain what the problem is with .biz that it is perceived to be of such lower value?

For my purposes, I'm about to register 30 new domain names. I'm going to be using them to test a pure article marketing traffic generation scheme. I really don't care what the domains end in (.biz is just as good as .com for this test, as far as I know). Before I pull the trigger, can someone explain any downsides to using .biz if my intent is to drive traffic to these sites only from article directories (and of course any SERPs those pages achieve and other sites using the articles with links intact). I'm not going to worry at all about SEO (on-page or off-page) for these 30 sites. Hope what I'm asking is clear.

Thanks,
John
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    Just wondering if anyone can shed any light on this.

    Thanks,
    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
      I've always felt that .biz was perceived as lower value simply because it's a slang term for business.

      I don't have a business. I have a biz.

      Yuck!

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      Neil
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      • Profile picture of the author TheVCF
        John and Fellow Warriors,

        I would Guess this is the case as Many "average surfers" probably don't even know there is such a thing as a .biz extension and therefore, if they don't know the whole URL and/or just mistype it, they are more likely to end up at the web site / Domain, with you base Domain Name, and the Much More Well Known and Popular, .com, .net or .org extensions, you know?

        I hope this all helps and Have a Great Day!

        - Michael
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        • Profile picture of the author fm1234
          posted by Zeus66:
          For my purposes, I'm about to register 30 new domain names. I'm going to be using them to test a pure article marketing traffic generation scheme. I really don't care what the domains end in (.biz is just as good as .com for this test, as far as I know). Before I pull the trigger, can someone explain any downsides to using .biz if my intent is to drive traffic to these sites only from article directories (and of course any SERPs those pages achieve and other sites using the articles with links intact). I'm not going to worry at all about SEO (on-page or off-page) for these 30 sites. Hope what I'm asking is clear.
          If you're driving the traffic it doesn't matter. The perception of TLD values is largely one related to domain value, not site value. Down the line, if someone wants to buy your site and doesn't like the domain, he can always get another domain for $7 or so (I do it all the time when I pick up sites with idiotic kw-kw-kw-kw-kwkw.biz sort of domain names.)


          Frank
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          • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
            Thanks for the advice, everyone!
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