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Stuck between "the" and .in

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by JithinC, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. #1
    I am going to register my new blog domain. But the .com version is not available since its registered by someone else and is left empty by saying site under maintenance for last few months.
    SEMrush
    Then i thought of going for .in version but someone told me i will be out ranked out side India for that domain to other sites with .com domain.

    So what i should prefer ? "the" or ".in"
     
    JithinC, Mar 8, 2014 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sweetpea69

    sweetpea69 Active Member

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    #2
    did you try emailing the owner?
     
    sweetpea69, Mar 8, 2014 IP
  3. RobinInTexas

    RobinInTexas Active Member

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    #3
    Try .net or .org or use some variation on your chosen name.
     
    RobinInTexas, Mar 8, 2014 IP
  4. toniya

    toniya Well-Known Member

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    #4
    add the word 'blog' at the end of the domain name and register .com
    or
    take the help of domain name suggestion while registering the domain. e.g. check abcd.com if it is taken then website of registrar will suggest lternative names.

    Good luck
     
    toniya, Mar 9, 2014 IP
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  5. escrow.ms

    escrow.ms Peon

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    #5
    Try mix, eg: the"keyword"blog.com
     
    escrow.ms, Mar 13, 2014 IP
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    gigalicious Greenhorn

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    #6
    Based on your question i prefer "the" but the following letter should be consonant for better phonetic pronunciation.
     
    gigalicious, Mar 20, 2014 IP
  7. Helge Sverre

    Helge Sverre Notable Member Affiliate Manager

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    #7
    TLD's really depend on your localisation, if your market is in india then a .in would be appropriate and probably prefered by the "locals" if your market is more global then a .com, .net or some of the "cool" new gTLD's (Here is a list of the new TLD's ), It all depends on what kind of website you are building.
     
    Helge Sverre, Mar 25, 2014 IP