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XXX-XXX.com or XXXXXX.net?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by snapplekid13, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. #1
    I'm trying to register a two word domain name and the .com is taken. but not the wordone-wordtwo.com or the wordonewordtwo.net.
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    So I was wondering... which should I register? I was kinda leaning towards the .net because when I get enough money I can always buy the name from the person who owns it.

    What do you think?
     
    snapplekid13, Apr 2, 2007 IP
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  2. AlienGG

    AlienGG Banned

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    #2
    both of course. but check for the price.
     
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  3. snapplekid13

    snapplekid13 Active Member

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    its not actutally wordonewordtwo.net or XXXXXX.net i was just using those as examples so no one steals the name!
     
    snapplekid13, Apr 2, 2007 IP
  4. Clive

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    I'd go for the XXX-XXX.com option and build a brand around it.
     
    Clive, Apr 2, 2007 IP
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    snapplekid13 Active Member

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    You sure? Because Im not a big fan of the -. It gets people confused with the no dash domain.
     
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    I would go for 2 words .net domain.
     
    ryukenden, Apr 2, 2007 IP
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    How about register both and redirect? Play around with it a little and go for the best results.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the "-" either but imagine having the .com domain with the "-" and/or the .net name without the "-" while as the .com without the "-" is already taken by someone else blah blah..

    This can be as confusing as it sounds.

    And just because .com's are the way to go, I'd take it, even if I have to use a hyphen in the name.
     
    Clive, Apr 2, 2007 IP
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    I think it really depends on the name and what your trying to do with it

    if its a business, professional type site the .com

    if its a hobby, enterainment type site go with the .net with no -
     
    BiGRob, Apr 2, 2007 IP
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    I think Im going to do the .net then buy the .com from the guy who owns it now... after I make some money off of my site...
     
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    Possibly a mistake. On the day you are going to contact the guy, if he is wise enough he will first make a quick research. If he detects that you own the .net and if it gives the feeling of a website that generates revenue, then you might face a good price for the .com as a result. That's what I'd do if I were the .com owner. So I suggest that you try taking the domain over before developing the .net
     
    Clive, Apr 2, 2007 IP
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    How would he know Im the owner of the .net?
     
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    Don't know, check the whois if it's not a private registration?
    Assume his domain values more now that a .net website is up and looks to be a successful project?

    Finally, he can simply guess where your interest is coming from.
     
    Clive, Apr 2, 2007 IP
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    Hmmm...

    I really don't know... I'll sleep on it and see what happens.

    Or if anyone else wants to comment on the subject
     
    snapplekid13, Apr 2, 2007 IP
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    This is probably the most difficult domain name decision I've had to make!
     
    snapplekid13, Apr 3, 2007 IP
  16. Clive

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    And what is the final decision? :)
     
    Clive, Apr 3, 2007 IP
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    I am deciding to go with the dash! :|
     
    snapplekid13, Apr 4, 2007 IP
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    That would be my choice, too.
     
    Clive, Apr 4, 2007 IP
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    2 words .. think about the end user .. :)
     
    tkilgore, Apr 4, 2007 IP
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    I dislike "-" in domain names, pretty much the same as all the other guys.
     
    Relient, Apr 4, 2007 IP