SEo guys, .com or .is

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Hi guys and girls,

I am planing on starting few tourist related directory sites and I am planing to have them with a keyword related domain names, but I am not sure if I should have the .com or the .is

the directories will all be in English an with English domain names.

I can get the domain names in both .is and .com but the .is cost much more.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhartzer
    I would definitely go with the .com if it's a keyword rich domain. I don't see many .is domains ranking very well lately.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhartzer
    Snappinn, yes, in that case if the site is going to target users from Iceland then you would want to use a .is domain name. Concentrate on getting links from other Iceland sites. You should also have an address/contact page that shows that your business is in Iceland, also.
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  • Profile picture of the author tofrar
    Aha...Icelandic... Velkominn og gaman að sjá þig
    I have travel website that is targeting visitor outside of iceland and I did select .com
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    • Profile picture of the author Snappinn
      Sælir, gaman að hitta einn íslenskan

      I thinks that .com is better for global rather then .is

      Is the domain name that you use also available in . is?
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        You want the real answer? Any domain will do if your site answers
        people questions. And, contrary to popular belief, if you are in
        the US and want info on visiting a country, chances are, websites
        with the TLD from those countries will readily be in SERPs all
        over the world. Like doing a search for airport in iceland will
        almost assure that a .is site will be in serps. I just did and
        there's 3 for me.

        I can't help but offer that not many people are visiting iceland,
        and I'll bet they are mostly from northern europe. So, I might
        do a bit of research and find out what country sends the most
        tourists to iceland. Then make a site with tld from and hosted
        by that country or region.

        Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author tofrar
    Originally Posted by Snappinn View Post

    Sælir, gaman að hitta einn íslenskan

    I thinks that .com is better for global rather then .is

    Is the domain name that you use also available in . is?

    yes but I don't want it as my target is global
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  • if you want to target visitors only from iceland than you can go for .is else .com is the best..
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    If you have a TLD of .com (or .org and .net) or any domain that is not that country specific, there is a better chance of ranking to territories. Also, providing relevant content is one of the most important factors in generating targeted traffic. Your content should be informative, accurate, readable and understandable to the audience.
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