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First Web Presence

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by HostLoveUK, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. HostLoveUK

    HostLoveUK New Member

    If you were just starting out online today, would you rather a or .com domain that isn't exactly what you want to purchase (because your chosen domain has already been registered) or would you end up going for your chosen domain with a new gTLD such as .company, .xyz etc?
  2. GilmoreVisuals

    GilmoreVisuals Active Member

    I would personally try to find a name/word that I can find with a .com or at least a (for a business that is) - if it's a portfolio it might not matter too much.
  3. Barry530

    Barry530 New Member

    I would prefer .com or .uk domain but .company or .xyz are not that bad.
  4. I don't know a whole lot about it all, but there is some sort of framework in place to resolve the issue of lots of companies using the same brand name, for instance,,, - you see the issue. I think if you own the .com then you get, for a limited period of time, the right to purchase others, so I would always go with the .com or as I believe they are seen as slightly superior....

    I could be wrong, but it's something along those lines!
  5. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    not sure about .com getting an allowance Sean but I do know that the have a 5 (I think) year window to grab the .uk version of their domain... I've always associated .com as international companies or US companies, in the same way I associate as being a UK company.
  6. GilmoreVisuals

    GilmoreVisuals Active Member

    Also, all the .company .design or .xyz are just there 99% of the time for them to make some extra cash, hardly ever actually needed.

    I also try to imagine telling someone my website:

    'Yea, check out'
    'is that a or .com?'
    'Erm, it's .design'
    'Oh.... right'

    Maybe i'm just being a bit pessimistic.
  7. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    yeah as much as I'd love to get a .design or something I just can't see any reason to do it other than to say I've got design domain :)

    Last time I checked google wanted .search lol
  8. gcol90

    gcol90 Junior Member

    I have a .co and a .com. I don't know why. Maybe I should get to add to the mix
  9. I really can't see the point of a .co

    "Are you tired of having to type that extra one character every time you want to visit a website...? Try .co!" ....?

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