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.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, worth the effort?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by FFMG, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    All my domains are .com but my hosting company has offered me 8 .co.uk, .org.uk or .me.uk, sites for about $3 per year, (for the life of my .com packages).
    SEMrush
    But are they worth the money/effort or should I not bother.
    I know the name is more important, but I don’t want to waste my time if I am not going to get any traffic simply because of the extension.

    What do you think? Should I get those sites and use them, or use them as re-direct to my .com domains, (or simply not bother at all).

    Thanks

    FFMG
     
    FFMG, Dec 17, 2005 IP
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  2. eduardomaio

    eduardomaio Peon

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    Do you have an uk based website? If yes I would buy the .co.uk only, but really won't bring you any extra traffic and in a cost-per-visitor view isn't worth it.
     
    eduardomaio, Dec 17, 2005 IP
  3. mcfox

    mcfox Wind Maker

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    If you are selling to the UK market then the .co.uk is worth getting. If your site is likely to get significant uk traffic then buy the .co.uk. I wouldn't bother about the deal, I'd just buy it and be done - at least you know it's yours and doesn't tie you to your hosting company ;)
     
    mcfox, Dec 17, 2005 IP
  4. FFMG

    FFMG Well-Known Member

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    Because I am in the UK I thought I should at least get one site, so I did :).
    (I am still not confident enough to try and start a .org.uk or a .me.uk site).

    I am also going to use it as an experiment to see how well ".co.uk" sites are really doing.
    I might post in a few months to give a summary of what happened.

    Thanks.

    FFMG
     
    FFMG, Dec 17, 2005 IP
  5. mcfox

    mcfox Wind Maker

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    They do quite well in the uk market. You can get away with a .org.uk but I wouldn't bother with .me.uk
     
    mcfox, Dec 17, 2005 IP