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Which domain is better?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by kjmartyn, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. #1
    I have secured two domain names with media temple, i'm looking to create a forum on a paticular niche im familiar with but im not sure which domain i should use. The domain names are:

    pixelartistic.com
    pixelcreative.co
    SEMrush
    Let me know what you think, thanks in advance
    Kurtis
     
    kjmartyn, Jun 25, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. EllenSmith

    EllenSmith Active Member

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    Hi
    I prefer
    pixelartistic.com

    greets
     
    EllenSmith, Jun 25, 2013 IP
  3. kjmartyn

    kjmartyn Active Member

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    Thats the one I'm leaning towards too. Thanks
     
    kjmartyn, Jun 25, 2013 IP
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    holyhermit Notable Member

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    I would go with .com
     
    holyhermit, Jun 25, 2013 IP
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    kjmartyn Active Member

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    Could you explain why? I found this marketing website that helps with .co companies go.co i think it is
     
    kjmartyn, Jun 25, 2013 IP
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    holyhermit Notable Member

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    Well .com, .net and .org are still among the most popular extensions. SEO industry too favors .com compared to .co or any other extension unless you are targeting a specific country.
     
    holyhermit, Jun 25, 2013 IP
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    kjmartyn Active Member

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    Thanks man.
     
    kjmartyn, Jun 25, 2013 IP
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    Kamijou Touma Active Member

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    also .com can be optimized for mobile devices were as .co cannot be optimized
     
    Kamijou Touma, Jun 25, 2013 IP
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    Helge Sverre Notable Member Affiliate Manager

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    What is that supposed to mean?

    Optimizing something for mobile is all about how to code it, not the TLD..
     
    Helge Sverre, Jun 26, 2013 IP
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    casy weby Greenhorn

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    .com is more universal. everyone in the world is more familiar with .com and some may think that .com is more trusted.
     
    casy weby, Jun 30, 2013 IP
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    If your website gets popular enough that people will type in the name to find you, they will always default to typing in .com

    For any serious US or international company the .com is a clear winner.
     
    CarefulCash, Jul 2, 2013 IP
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    iisp.hk Active Member

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    But who owns "pixelcreative.com"?
    I prefer this one.
     
    iisp.hk, Jul 3, 2013 IP
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    proxyus Active Member

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    I like Pixelcreative.co
     
    proxyus, Jul 3, 2013 IP
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    ArticleForce Active Member

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    If you manage to acquire PixelCreative.com - I'd say that'd be a pretty nice domain name. Otherwise, PixelArtistic.com, IMO, is better than PixelCreative.co.
     
    ArticleForce, Jul 3, 2013 IP
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    rohitsies Greenhorn

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    The day you want to sell it, for sure you will get more price for .com than for .co
    Also, google favors .com domains and the amount of time and money spent over seo and marketing will increase for a .co domains.
    .co is better for short domain names(<4) since its .com counterpart will cost more than $XXXXX
     
    rohitsies, Jul 4, 2013 IP
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    I prefer pixelcreative. It has a nice ring to it. But I'd rather it be a .com. If you can't have pixelcreative.com then I guess pixelartistic.com is not so bad.

    Hope that helps. Have a good day!
     
    affilorama, Jul 4, 2013 IP
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    ryan_uk Illustrious Member

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    Exactly, it has nothing to do with SEO, but visitors/audience, word-of-mouth marketing. A .com or for a local site then that country's ccTLD. However, if you just want to churn out a site where you don't care about type-ins, word of mouth and similar (such as an "informational" site with Adsense, Amazon or whatever), then go for .smellymonkeys if you want.
     
    ryan_uk, Jul 4, 2013 IP
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    Lol, domain extensions have absolutely no bearing on whether the site can be optimized for mobile devices or not, this all depends on whether the site layout has been coded as responsive or if the site has a dedicated mobile site.

    Anyway back on topic... .com is the king of extensions and is always going to be the number one choice. That being said I prefer the name PixelCreative and a few big companies are using the .co domain extension, take Vine.co for example :)
     
    bouser, Jul 8, 2013 IP
  19. CheapDotComs

    CheapDotComs Member

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    .COM, it's a no brainer

    If you want a good keyword domain which is not available in the .com I would first search for the .net, .info or .org equivalent

    Here is a suggestion for you: PIXELFORUM.ORG (still available for regfee at the moment of this writing)
     
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    CheapDotComs, Jul 12, 2013 IP
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    You should go to pixelartistic.com
     
    jhon222, Jul 12, 2013 IP