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Is .help TLD as good as .com?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by LiftFit, Apr 2, 2015.

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    Just wondering, I was going to launch a fitness blog and the .com domains that I was considering are mostly gone, however there are other TLDs available.

    Is .help a new TLD? It seems like a good one.

    Appreciate any feedback.
    SEMrush
     
    LiftFit, Apr 2, 2015 IP
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  2. HMB Shiraz

    HMB Shiraz Member

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    Yes, it is new. From what I can see from a quick Google search, .help was added in the last couple of years, if not more recently than that.

    Only time will tell if it's a good TLD (recall the .info and .tk problems with spam). It's a $10 TLD so it seems that it isn't going to attract spammers, at least in the mass quantity that .info did at its introductory $1/yr pricing.

    In my book, it's worth the gamble and seems promising :)
     
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    steveb Well-Known Member

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    .help was released in 2014. Is it good? It's a matter of opinion. Some people don't like the new TLDs and some do.

    You have to decide for yourself. Do you think .help will survive? What if the registry decides to shut it down because there isn't enough demand for the domain extension? What about customer perception of the new TLDs? There's already been studies that suggest consumers do not trust the new TLDs as much as the older gTLDs.
     
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    GreenLionNet Greenhorn

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    No, you cannot compare .help with .com because .com is a commercial and the most popular TLD.
     
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    NetStar Notable Member

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    You can give someone a .net and some people will still type .com. Instructing someone to go to BLAH.help will only confuse the hell out of the majority of your visitors. It would confuse me at first!!!
     
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    .COM is the KING
     
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    Nick PPC.BUZZ Greenhorn

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    Nothing is as good as .com. It is the first extension which comes in mind and the first which people enter in the browser address bar.
     
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    Rado_ch Well-Known Member

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    If it would just be a personal blog with no commercial use then you can try practically any new TLD you wish to experiment on (operating with the clear idea that you might be losing traffic due to some people confusing the domain extension). As you observed the new TLDs still have plenty of interesting domains available and are prone to combinations. That being said I'd say that for your particular project .help doesn't sound quite right. As a user I'd think that .help associates with the purpose of .info websites - mostly informational pages. While you'd certainly have such articles on your blog its...well... your blog ;)

    Not such a fan of the big TLDs, I think a lot of money have already been wasted there. If you can't find a suitable .com I'd advice checking alternatives in .net or a ccTLD if your audience is local.
     
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