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Are .US domains worth it?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by Viverra, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. #1
    As the title says. I own a few myself, and they're pretty nice, but the thing is.. My friends saying they're not worth it, and I keep paying for them, so I wonder if I should stop paying for them, or save them for later use or auction.

    I own Hotsale.us and Gamewire.us, a friend of mine said that .us domains are good, but I started doubting it. Both domains are soon to expire. Actually only hotsale. Gamewire got a while before it does.

    So what you think guys? .US domains worth it? Worth to use compared to .net .org etc?
    SEMrush
     
    Viverra, Feb 8, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. billzo

    billzo Well-Known Member

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    .com is the unofficial standard when it comes to domain names. When someone hears a domain, the first tld they will think of will be .com. Facebook does not use .net, .us, or anything other than .com. There is a reason for that. So I would agree with your friends that your .us domains are not worth it if you are not using them for a production website. If you are squatting or waiting for a potential buyer to come along you will be waiting a very long time. As far as .net and .org, they are not worth much either.
     
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  3. Viverra

    Viverra Greenhorn

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    Ah, I see. That's sad... Been paying for those in like three years now :S
     
    Viverra, Feb 9, 2015 IP
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    King-Servers Greenhorn

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    The .US is actually a good TLD for the companies focusing on US market.. Hotsale.us and Gamewire.us domains are good but to increase its worth, you need to make a blog or use those domain names and then list for sale if that is what you intend to do.
     
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    FPForum Notable Member

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    Hate to say it, but I don't think those names are worth it in the .US extension. If you've bought them and are developing them into websites than that would be different, but these likely wouldn't sell undeveloped. For parking/flipping .US domains it's probably best to keep them to premium one-word names.
     
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    If its making you money keep it. I prefer .com's but I have bought a few single word .net domains.
     
    superrichguy, Feb 9, 2015 IP
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    I guess it depends on the purpose, for resale its not that good, but might be good for developing if you have an exclusive american market, since the TLD is not that good outside us, as an European i'd rather go to a .co.uk than a .us for instance.
     
    Ilhicas, Feb 10, 2015 IP
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    Web Directory Reviews Org Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Whatever the domain extension, if you build a good site on it, and don't do anything stupid, one will rank as well as another. While there may be a slight advantage to a .com site, that advantage is made out to be much more than it actually is. In fact, depending on the nature of your site, people will tend to view a .org extension as being one of an organization rather than a commercial business, and might be more likely to trust it, and if you are developing regionally oriented sites, a .us extension will appear to be an official domain, and might generate more clicks than a .com would. However, if you are buying a domain for the sole purpose of reselling it, then a .com will do more good, if only because the popular myth that they are better serves as a self-fulfilling prophecy.
     
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    Jaden Alvin Active Member

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    .US is a region specific Domain so if you want to focus only in US then keep it. Even its going to help you in local SERP rankings in US. But if you want to spread your business to all over the globe then .Com is the best option.

    Hope you get, what you want.
     
    Jaden Alvin, Feb 11, 2015 IP
  10. chilirepublic

    chilirepublic Banned

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    Would love to get news15.us =P
    Just sayin' lol
     
    chilirepublic, Nov 19, 2020 at 3:12 PM IP
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    Digibyte Banned

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    Yeah, I wouldn't buy .US personally. checkout .io it's already booming...
     
    Digibyte, Nov 20, 2020 at 5:13 AM IP