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Dot COM or Dot ORG?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by 913imer, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. #1
    Ok so I think I found what I want the name of my site to be but I ran into a problem. The .com domain is listed as a premium domain name and costs $5000 but the .org and . net are like $10 each. The site I am making is an online magazine. Do you think I can get by with a .org or should I look for a different name?
     
    913imer, Jan 30, 2012 IP
  2. nitinleew

    nitinleew Well-Known Member

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    I think dot ORG is enough
     
    nitinleew, Jan 30, 2012 IP
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    ResaleBroker Active Member

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    I imagine it will depend on how well you position the .ORG domain in the minds of your intended users given that .COM is often the default in some people's minds.
     
    ResaleBroker, Jan 30, 2012 IP
  4. JCOnline

    JCOnline Greenhorn

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    Buy it Org or Net and invest the US$4.990,00 in SEO. ;)
     
    JCOnline, Jan 30, 2012 IP
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    Org and net hardly matters if you are not on to of the SERPs. .Com is a plus point but the seo is much more important then the dots.
     
    Alex jones, Jan 30, 2012 IP
  6. 913imer

    913imer Member

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    thanks for your advice
     
    913imer, Jan 30, 2012 IP
  7. Cheat

    Cheat Peon

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    With $5000 i could invest on SEO
     
    Cheat, Jan 30, 2012 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    If you're an online magazine opt for a brandable .com
     
    dcristo, Jan 30, 2012 IP
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    ceekeigh Peon

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    Why don't you just think of another .com domain? As people would look into it as a default when it comes to domains.
     
    ceekeigh, Jan 30, 2012 IP
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    htmlindex Notable Member

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    It's really up to you. Do you plan on making the site a very successful big site or is it just a hobby? If a hobby then a .net or .org will be sufficient.
     
    htmlindex, Jan 31, 2012 IP
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    borhanice Peon

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    dot com is better than all
     
    borhanice, Jan 31, 2012 IP
  12. 913imer

    913imer Member

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    Yes it is going to be a very big site. I have 7 employees for this project. And I just added the word "the" to the name and I got the .COM for 10 bucks :).
    I think I will still buy the .ORG just in case someone wants to mimic our site they will be less credible.

    Thanks guys!
     
    913imer, Jan 31, 2012 IP
  13. eurorealtor

    eurorealtor Member

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    .com is the best choice, if that will not hurt your budget, but I think .net is not a bad extension for online Mag at all. So I would go for .net and if you will get lucky and make some good $$$, you can buy .com later if still for sale.
     
    eurorealtor, Jan 31, 2012 IP
  14. PHPGator

    PHPGator Moderator Staff

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    .com is the preferred, but I wouldn't spend $5000 on any domain name these days. I would buy a couple of books on SEO instead which might run you $100 and then invest that money towards that and branding.

    Look at Godaddy.com, not the best domain name in my opinion, but they have branded themselves and are a leader in the industry now. You don't have to have the best domain name available to be successful online.

    On a side note, the only way I would go with a .org is if I was trying to rank an exact match keyword. If it isn't an exact match to your keyword, then go with something else .com in the niche.
     
    PHPGator, Jan 31, 2012 IP
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    Maggots666 Peon

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    choose org domain and build it up,, or just try to find another good names
     
    Maggots666, Feb 1, 2012 IP
  16. Renatus

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    Definitely go with the .org domain name, it is just as good as a .com domain name.
     
    Renatus, Feb 3, 2012 IP
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    MyHelpingHands Peon

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    Dot com always will be a great choice and as per SEO point of view it's necessary to have .com instead of .org or .net..
     
    MyHelpingHands, Feb 4, 2012 IP
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    Go for net and org
     
    spesialis, Feb 4, 2012 IP
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    Here is what you need to do,
    If you are going to create an online magazine and you already have employees then the MOST important thing is Brandability!

    I cant say that enough.

    If you can afford the .com and great SEO work then buy the .com and also buy the .net .org .info .co
    Protect your brand.

    Now, I bet if you think hard enough you could find another .com for far less, even create one if you have to.
    Try making up a word.

    Look at these names people made up,
    Zulily
    flickr
    YouTube
    Zinga
    Zazzle
    facebook
    eBay
    and of course Google.

    Remember .COM is King!
    And unless you really, really need that $5,000 .com then buy it, otherwise just keep looking you will find another one.
    Trust me :)
     
    lennco, Feb 4, 2012 IP
  20. GoldSEO

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    No, .com is not king, and I have destroyed registered .coms with .org.

    If you think you have the ability to get firstresullt for a keyword.com, register keyword.org not key-word.com not keywords.com not mykeyword.com

    If your aim is to go for a keyword, get that keyword in your domain and beat your competition. If you plan on building up a brand like lennco said, get a mykeyword.com/keywording.com/keywordshop.com/keywordnow.com. I suggest this because, as has been made evident by the board, .com is the easiest way to fool people just entering the market into thinking you're credible

    EDIT: I believe in .net more than .com. If you're company is in technology, .net makes you seem professional. If it's magazines or general marketing, .com is what visitors will want to see. If you run an organization, .org...duh. The confusion on TLD usually comes from people who have no idea what they want to do, have no idea on a business model, and are looking for the "best domain" as opposed to the "best domain for their project"
     
    GoldSEO, Feb 4, 2012 IP