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by ABDELMOUNIM / May 22, 2014 7:40 AM PDT

In your opinion, what is the best Domain (.COM) (.ORG) OR (.NET)?


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Wouldn't that be what you want to send as a message?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2014 7:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Hello everyone,

I'll wait to hear what message you are trying to send but each tends to send us a subliminal message.

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Depends on Purpose
by vempatisripada / May 22, 2014 9:20 PM PDT
In reply to: Hello everyone,

The extension depends on the purpose of your website, it it is for business then .com is preferred or if yours is a local company related to one country then that country extension is preferred, like this the extension depends on the web purpose and all are having equal importance.

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I'd say it's between
by Sovereign Forum moderator / May 27, 2014 6:01 AM PDT
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.com and .org, depending on use. If it's a commercial site, then .com would be appropriate, but if you are an organization, like a non-profit, then .org would be suitable.

.net is for networks, but often used as an alternative if .com is already taken.

At the end of the day, people will go where you tell them and more often than not, people will search for your business via a search engine, meaning the URL becomes less relevant.


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Which is the best
by shreyanshthegreat / June 13, 2014 2:08 AM PDT
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There's a common belief that the graphic to the left is the hierarchy of domain extensions for SEO. I'm not sure that is still true and it is possible to get favorable rankings for any domain extension.
But yet it seems that most of us want the domain extension .com. It's an intuitive desire and that's probably because most the sites we visit and know about are .com sites. When I'm searching for a domain name for a website I want to create, I always go after the .com name first for two reason. The first reason is that when I verbally tell somebody my domain name most people will assume that it is a .com domain. If my URL is SEO.net, instead of SEO.com, people who know me are likely to remember SEO, but they may forget the site is a .net and automatically enter SEO.com and not reach my site. And if somebody else has SEO.com they are going to get traffic that was intended for me.
Because the .com is so popular it has created an entire business of speculators buying up popular domain names and then attempting to sell those domain names to entrepreneurs who greatly desire a specific name. Often the domain name you want isn't available, but when you enter the URL into your browser you see that there isn't a website or the site is "parked" displaying a page full of ads.
Fortunately Google has started to do something new. If somebody searches SEO.com and if a speculator has bought the domain name just to resell it, and somebody else has SEO.net Google will produce a page that says essentially that SEO.net doesn't exist, do you mean SEO.net, so the person who couldn't buy the .com name and had to settle for for .net still has a fair chance at getting traffic intended for them, that is until somebody actually buys and develops the .com name.
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by joomlaites / June 25, 2014 12:11 AM PDT
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According to me the best domain is (.com) , but it also depends that what is the purpose of your website.

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