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.info or .com?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by info4beingrich, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. #1
    I am new to domain name buying and selling. Can someone please advise what is the difference between .info and .com extensions? I can see that domain names with .info extension are far cheaper than those with .com extension. Is there any reason for the same?

    Also I want to know that if I purchase a domain name (with .info extension) which has highly searched keywords, would I be able to get a premium on resale of the same?

    Hope to get some quick advise. Thanks
    SEMrush
     
    info4beingrich, Jan 8, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Bohra

    Bohra Prominent Member

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    See basically .com is prefered by people because first thing a user does is type a .com in url .. info is good but .com is first preference for everything
     
    Bohra, Jan 8, 2010 IP
  3. Jeehan

    Jeehan Well-Known Member

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    you will win in many ways if you get .com . Its the most favorite domain, ctrl+enter leads to .com in browser, you can use coupon codes to buy and renew ur domains for 6.99. Most of the time .com ranks high in SEs. .info is less than 1$ but it will be 8$+ when renew and no coupons for .info domains.
     
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    sam77am Well-Known Member

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    I read somewhere that google dislike .info domain due to cheap price....BTW .com is the best and .net can be used as 2nd priority.
     
    sam77am, Jan 8, 2010 IP
  5. WittyCyberDesigners

    WittyCyberDesigners Peon

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    Google doesnt dislike .info

    Google considers .info as a spamming extension
     
    WittyCyberDesigners, Jan 8, 2010 IP
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    ~ServerPoint~ Banned

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    If that is possible to go with .COM domain name go with .COM domain name. If not try to search for the ideas within NET or ORG zones.
     
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    Notorious Well-Known Member

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    Com should be your first choice, In case you decide to go with info, register for multiple years.
     
    Notorious, Jan 9, 2010 IP
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    you will not get a premium value on resale of any .info domain that you could register today. its not that .info is invaluable, but any premium keywords that would go for good money have long since been registered. anything that you find to hand-register will not fetch a premium resale price
     
    C-D-M, Jan 9, 2010 IP
  10. aladinhw

    aladinhw Active Member

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    .com is the hottest extension and the most used on the internet. After .com there comes .net then .org. then many other extensions then comes the .info.
    .info is the cheapest but a nice way to start if you don't have money or if your website is really about Info like computer.info , creditcards.info ......
     
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  11. info4beingrich

    info4beingrich Active Member

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    Many thanks all you nice people for your valuable inputs. This was really helpful for me.
     
    info4beingrich, Jan 9, 2010 IP
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    .com is generally seen as the 'first choice' however in situations where you can find the exact name you want in .info and the .com is already taken, I would go for it
     
    CanSpace, Jan 10, 2010 IP
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    I prefer .com's for search engine optimization purposes. If you are driving traffic via ppc or some other paid route, then you can go with .info.
     
    JA101, Jan 10, 2010 IP
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    .com is the king but no problem in using .info either.
     
    Dhaval1983, Jan 10, 2010 IP
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    .com is sure better for seo, you`ll rank highter than a .info.
     
    DeepSide, Jan 11, 2010 IP
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    If I was making a informative based site i would try a .info but at the same time I would also purchase the .com and use it as and park it on the .info.
     
    FreeWebHosting7, Jan 13, 2010 IP