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What TLD is best ?

Discussion in 'Domain Name Forum' started by Adam H, May 7, 2009.

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  1. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member

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    Like alot of people i only buy certain TLD's , the only ones i buy are .com , .tv and if i really have too .co.uk

    I try and aviod .co.uk's because they are too easy for people to start a company and just take the name off of you, about 2 years ago i had 3 .co.uk's taken from my godaddy account by nominet and given to a company that was brand new !

    I wasnt using the domains at the time so i didn't even notice they were gone until 4 months after that date.

    No emails explaining what was happening or anything , so since then ive blatantly no brought .co.uk domains ( apart for my company one )

    What TLD's do you choose most and why ?
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    I vote for .com .net . If i go for a temp solution then i use .info and recently i registered some .mobi and .eu just to add more value to my main registered .net domain (i was looking to buy also the .com related name but seller asks too much for m pocket :biggrin:.

    About the laws for .co.uk domains i have just a reply: :tongue:
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    As a Noob i would have probably gone and brought the cheapest one ? is this something i should consider not doing lol ?

    I see .tv's are really expensive ? whys that ?
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    Why not buyin the cheapest domain available? well there isn't any rule against it but, remember that selling "cheaps" domains always worth less than more commercial extensions alike .com .net.

    About your question to be honest i have no idea why a .TV is so expensive :sosad:
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    Since there is no SEO advantage or disadvantage of a specific TLD,i will go first for a .com domain , but if .com is not available this is the ranking that i follow:

    .com
    .net
    .org
    .us
    .info
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    Adam H Well-Known Member

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    Same for me Hafsoh but i would go like this if the .com is not available.

    .com
    .tv
    .org

    After them three im would probably go looking for a different domain
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    Nominet Domain dispute resolution is one of the worst in the industry.
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    Adam H Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree temi, i never know such an unreasonable and unethical way of doing things with the way they dealt with my issue at the time
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    Sorry if i do a stupid question but what you mean?

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    When you have a dispute with another person about a .co.uk domain name, most of the time, Nominet (the company responsible for .co.uk domain name) will take the domain name off you and give it to the other party.
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    I guess that .info domain name is the most valued cost effective TLD name. But .com domains are always the best and they are the most preferred.

    I currently use free domain names, .co.cc that also has a DNS service integrated with it.

    It's working fine with me.
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    I just watched a tutorial from inline dot com about seo and she said BE .com domain.

    Is it .com sites have bigger chance to be indexed by search engine than other?
    :-/
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    As far as I am concerned, I guess I shall go for a .com domain. Then if at all I want then I can go for a .net domain name. But except these two domain names, I don't prefer any other domain names personally.
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    .info - this is because i feel they are quite good indexed and crawled sites by search engines although godaddy has ruined it!
    .com - This is just for name sake, very few domains drop out now a days!
    .net - good once as many names are still available and are good for SEO aswell.
    .us - Just coz its short.
    .org - used mainly only for organisations, although its mainly useful for government sites.

    are the few TLD's I prefer.
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