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Which Is Better? ".in" Or ".com"

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by monishssn, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hi all,
    SEMrush
    I am planning to get a new domain. I just wanted to know if the domains ".in" and ".com" make any difference from SEO point of view?
     
    monishssn, Feb 7, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. jags2ooo

    jags2ooo Well-Known Member

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    If your content is intended for everyone and you want worldwide visitors go for .COM
    If you want to focus on a main region, go for a regional domains like .in for SEO.

    Than again most people think that a domain name ends with .com and previous visitors will most likely type .com if they forget it ends in .in If you can get both and redirect the .com to .in
     
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    mayank2yk Member

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    hmmmm interesting explanation by jags2ooo
     
    mayank2yk, Feb 7, 2013 IP
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    Mr victor Active Member

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    #4
    go for .com that is the best
     
    Mr victor, Feb 7, 2013 IP
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    Matei Gavriluta Well-Known Member

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    #5
    True .in are for specific areas .Com world wide.
     
    Matei Gavriluta, Feb 7, 2013 IP
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    TIEro Active Member

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    I'll throw in my vote for the .com AND .in mix, as suggested by jags2ooo: if you can find a deal where you can pick up both at a reduced cost, do it. Most of the big registrars run offers like that because they understand the idea of building for one country but covering yourself for people who assume a .com :)
     
    TIEro, Feb 7, 2013 IP
  7. Sashakta

    Sashakta Greenhorn

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    .com best domain for seo.
     
    Sashakta, Feb 7, 2013 IP
  8. mikehussy

    mikehussy Greenhorn

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    .in for India(only for India) but .com for commercial (for All world). .com is better for seo.
     
    mikehussy, Feb 8, 2013 IP
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    pupul Notable Member

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    #9
    depends on the domain
    If you are going for blueskycompany.com or sky.in then better go with .in
    If you are going example.com or example.in then go for .com
     
    pupul, Feb 8, 2013 IP
  10. LewisBell

    LewisBell Active Member

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    Go with both.

    Don't be caught out by those people that assume you've got a .com address and search your site only to find it doesn't show. If you can afford it, buy up the main domain extensions (.net, .com and your country specific).

    Of course, you could do something cool like buy a TLD that is part of your name. For instance: digitalpoi.nt (if nt was a TLD).
     
    LewisBell, Feb 8, 2013 IP
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    If you write content in Indian language, go for .in
    If you write in English go for .com
     
    abraham26, Feb 8, 2013 IP
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    i think both will be same if we do proper seo.
     
    kingofking, Feb 8, 2013 IP
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    I think it really depends on what the content of the site is. For example, if your business is selling something in India to just people in India, then .in is good. If your site is for everyone world wide, than .com is the best option.

    .com is always the best (because it is most well known and kind of the "default"). .in is great if you just want to focus on India and an Indian audience. I agree with what abraham26 said; if you write in an Indian language consider going for a .in address.
     
    nelum8, Feb 8, 2013 IP
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    It depends your target visitor if your site is selling products or services for Indians then you could go for .in for its own benefits but yeah, .com is forever and would really rule better then .in in anyway but most of the good .com's are gone .in are still available and would have good value in near future.
     
    Web Krafters, Feb 8, 2013 IP
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    As suggested by others here , if your main target is INDIAN audience & you sell products / goods only to Indians , then .IN is the best suitable domain , but if your target is not restricted to single country & looking world wide audience & sell products for clients across globe , I would prefer .COM

    Also in future selling point , .COM is always premium than .IN
    Frankly speaking , if you buy .COM domain & if you are from INDIA , I would strongly recommend you to get .IN as well to protect your business from cyber squatters.
     
    phptechie, Feb 10, 2013 IP
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    Amily Peon

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    If your website is based on India and targeting indian user then i strongly prefer .in , but if your targeting audience is worldwide then go for .com.
     
    Amily, Feb 11, 2013 IP
  17. monishssn

    monishssn Greenhorn

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    Thanks everybody. I really found all your replies very useful. As suggested by many, I am planning to get both ".com" and ".in"
     
    monishssn, Feb 11, 2013 IP
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    TheSyndicate Prominent Member

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    Do not think much about it in a few year I think there will be no .com or .in everything will just be apps.
     
    TheSyndicate, Feb 11, 2013 IP
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    I agree with "Jags2000". Because for most of the people commonly use .com as they know that domain name means .com also there are is a shortcut at keyboard that if you press CTRL+ ENTER button then it will go to .com domain. So better go with .com instead of .in
     
    magentoxhtml, Feb 13, 2013 IP
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    I would prefer 'COM' but it depends on the domain name.
     
    rikon, Feb 13, 2013 IP