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Best domains to consider at the moment?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by s25, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. #1
    what domains, apart from .com, are currently doing well/ have potential in the future?

    it appears to me that most .com domains are already registered (much to my frustration), so need a new direction to go in. .mobi's seem to be all taken too.

    any opinions welcome.
    SEMrush
    cheers :)
     
    s25, Mar 21, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ronaldmarva

    ronaldmarva Peon

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    After the .com, .net is more popular. Governments have started using .gov and some us business are having .us
     
    ronaldmarva, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  3. Schappster

    Schappster Peon

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    I would have to agree .net seems to be the way to go if you can't get .com


    Jason
     
    Schappster, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  4. Olney

    Olney Berserker

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    #4
    You could try IDN domains
    domains in other languages
    Also you could try ccTLD
    extensions like

    .co.uk - England
    .ca - Canada
    .es - Spanish domains

    I invest in Japanese IDN domains but if you are timid of non Latin characters probable .es, .ca, or .co.uk is good.
     
    Olney, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  5. Erind

    Erind Peon

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    Well, I definately say .net, but there have been some great ccTLD domains that fill in the domain. like:

    somethingpla.net
    totalwi.mp
    etc,etc.
    They could be well worth it if you can establish a website that can have steady traffic and can stick to someone's head.

    You know, I was wondering about that. In Albanian, there are a few characters in addition to the regular english alphabet, like ë and ç. A few days ago, i had a link submited into my link dir : www.çelsi.com. I thought it was bs but it really worked. Now, I wouldn't get something like that because most (probably 90%) Albanians use e and c instead of ë and ç, but it was cool.
     
    Erind, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  6. Olney

    Olney Berserker

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    If you do invest in ccTLDs make sure that you only get domains that the people in that region understand. For example you could probably register a million English words in

    .it - France
    .fr - Italy

    but what would make sense is it you could find some premium(good) domains in that language.

    Also about IDNs only register domains that are naturally typed by the people in your target language.

    Domains cost yearly so be wise in your registrations
    Always think about if you didn't own it, would you buy it for the price you're asking?
     
    Olney, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  7. victorwaites

    victorwaites Active Member

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    I will never understand the statement:all taken! There's gold still in them hills!
     
    victorwaites, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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    I've noticed .com and .net seem to be the only one's really selling.
     
    jrcannon, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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    Nick_Mayhem Notable Member

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    I would definately go with .com .net .org and .info in the order.

    Other places would be .de .us and .mobi
     
    Nick_Mayhem, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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    johnharrytaylor Peon

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    I am also in favour to buy .info after .com domains.
     
    johnharrytaylor, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  11. Erind

    Erind Peon

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    .eu :)

    It will be very popular.
     
    Erind, Mar 22, 2007 IP
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    lankengate Peon

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    Godaddy is the best!
     
    lankengate, Mar 22, 2007 IP
  13. htmlindex

    htmlindex Prominent Member

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    .mobi is great. It's only been 5 months since it came out & there has been some huge sales!
     
    htmlindex, Mar 23, 2007 IP
  14. Domainate

    Domainate Active Member

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    IMO, .net is still 2nd best, and .mobi is a hype-filled bubble that will burst once the technology presenting normal websites on mobile devices becomes mainstream and widespread amongst mobile devices. I still don't know a single person who's been to a .mobi site.

    .org is good too if the site is a helpful site as opposed to trying to sell products. .org is stronger than most people give it credit for.
     
    Domainate, Mar 23, 2007 IP
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    SLM-why Well-Known Member

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    I agree that .mobi is over hyped.

    It will be very difficult to overtake .com IMO.

    As far as I can see there will be a new three letter extension released out by ICAAN in near future that will challenge .com and would serve next to .com
     
    SLM-why, Mar 23, 2007 IP
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    .com then .net, .info and so on. But don't you think that not everything is taken? You just have to be more creative and think of something that's not been said or spoken of before. :rolleyes:
     
    pstone, Mar 23, 2007 IP
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    htmlindex Prominent Member

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    Are you talking about .web?
     
    htmlindex, Mar 23, 2007 IP
  18. grifter09

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    I would go for. in or . cn
     
    grifter09, Mar 23, 2007 IP
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    SLM-why Well-Known Member

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    It would be difficult to predict at this point of time.
     
    SLM-why, Mar 23, 2007 IP
  20. LeoSeo

    LeoSeo Well-Known Member

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    .tv is one of my favourites, i chose it over .net when .com wasn't available many times. Also .us is great when u use it as hmm. what you call it.. like i have this 1 i like -> findabout.us

    like that
     
    LeoSeo, Mar 23, 2007 IP