What are the challenges and cons for having similar site name from SEO view?

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We are going to select the new domain name that example.com.au. But we found that there is a website example.com already exist.

Can anyone recommend the challenges and cons for having similar site name from SEO view. How it can affect the SEO activities etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    The biggest challenge would be trademark issues. Have you researched that?



    Being accused of trademark infringement can be an expensive proposition - even if you win in the end.
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    The biggest issue is that returning visitors/customers will always remember your site as a .com domain name and will not remember yours as .com.au. You'll end up losing a lot of repeat customers and referrals to your competitor with the.com domain name.

    As far as SEO does, it doesn't matter at all.
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