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.net or -.com

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by seekdn, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    I have a dilemma and whilst I should know better I would welcome further comments and opinions.

    Should I buy as an example samplename.net or sample-net.com or both and the reasons to support.

    I think I have identified a reasonable domain name for a new site that I am building.

    Would welcome further input.
     
    seekdn, Apr 9, 2012 IP
  2. m00j99

    m00j99 Greenhorn

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    i would take the samplename.net
     
    m00j99, Apr 9, 2012 IP
  3. copxxx

    copxxx Well-Known Member

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    I would choose "samplename.net" just because of the nature of humans. It must be unique and catchy name so your visitors should remember the domain name. Also do not forget to emphasize the .net ending.
     
    copxxx, Apr 9, 2012 IP
  4. etc

    etc Active Member

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    Hypen in domain isn't recommended. I have once a site with hypen and sold it for the cheapest you can imagine all because i didn't suceed in seo in 3 months. I could be too impatient but i think selling it is worth.
     
    etc, Apr 9, 2012 IP
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    i will choose samplename.net, it's more simple and easy to remember and easy to type...
     
    hugemoney, Apr 9, 2012 IP
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    Nystul Peon

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    Well, i had decent seo success with multiple hyphen in domains, imho .com are always the key factor rather than the hyphens.
     
    Nystul, Apr 9, 2012 IP
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    People may forgot - so it is better to choose domain without - .

    But i have seen a forum with - and it has 2million members
     
    filegrasper, Apr 9, 2012 IP
  8. JerrickYeoh

    JerrickYeoh Active Member

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    It would be great that you take samplename.net rather than sample-net.com.
    Don't overlook on .com domain name while .net also able to rank well than .com domain extension.
     
    JerrickYeoh, Apr 9, 2012 IP
  9. Domain Expert

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    i think samplename.net is better
     
    Domain Expert, Apr 11, 2012 IP
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    I'll go for samplename.com though
     
    locke815, Apr 11, 2012 IP
  11. QuickRankSEO

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    The EMD (exact match domain) .net/.com/.org is most important, afterwards you can try to use a hyphen (which is still effective but a lot harder than having the emd)
     
    QuickRankSEO, Apr 11, 2012 IP
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    i will chose sample name.net as it will be easily written
     
    kerry packer, Apr 12, 2012 IP