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Will you be buying a .site domain name?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by sarahk, Nov 19, 2021.

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    I just saw a promo email from Namecheap to get a free .site domain with a wee contest to get other goodies. ref: hxxps://start.site/
    SEMrush
    I've entered, because who doesn't love freebies, but when I sent to get the freebie I saw the regular price is US$162!

    Now that's nothing if you have a solid business plan - it's an hour or two of a programmers time - but I think it's a bit much for a domain bought on a whim!
     
    sarahk, Nov 19, 2021 IP
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  2. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    Nope. We've been brainwashed whether we like it or not that you get .com to run a business, .net for networking, hosting, etc. and .org if you're nonprofit. Everything else seems out of place.
    Maybe it's just me but visually, for example, sarahksite.com get a higher trust level for me than sarahk.site
    Now, I realize that other countries have their own extensions and maybe you're not impacted the same way since you're used to seeing .com.au or .co.nz
     
    qwikad.com, Nov 20, 2021 IP
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    egoldzone Banned

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    I use several .site domain name
    Because it easy to get good and short name
     
    egoldzone, Nov 20, 2021 IP
  4. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    That possibly depends on technical literacy. I can watch my husband go from page to page and not notice he's changed sites, not look at a URL before clicking in emails etc . Others are the same. The only time I've had problems with different domain extensions were when I've had to read them out to someone - over the phone, or to get them to enter in my details.

    That said, I'm not putting time and money into a .site website that I'm not fully committed to if, after a year, it's going to sting me $162
     
    sarahk, Nov 20, 2021 IP
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    samazgor Well-Known Member

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    I personally like .com no matter how long my domain is.
     
    samazgor, Nov 22, 2021 IP
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    I am not a big fan of other domains. .com, .net, .org., work well. As located in Canada I also use frequently if not exclusively .ca. I made exception only once and bought the domain with .website, but have no clue what to do with that yet. The only reason I bought it was to have something short, namely "ncd.website".
     
    Andrzej Wilczynski, Nov 29, 2021 IP
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    UpgradeIT.ro Greenhorn

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    As our colleagues say above, if you want to do a serious project, I would only go for .com or .net domains, it inspires more trust for clients, visitors and search engines.
     
    UpgradeIT.ro, Nov 30, 2021 IP
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    I agree with the previous answer. It is best to choose first-level .com domains
     
    kolorowanka, Dec 1, 2021 IP