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Old 25th January 2008, 02:46 PM
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Hi All,

When you see:

.TV

1. Do you feel the common user will understand it is a url or should it be:

WWW..TV

And most important, what EXACTLY would you type and where? (browser or search window)

Thank you!!
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Old 25th January 2008, 03:02 PM
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

I think www.-.tv gets the point across better.

If I saw this, I personally would type either:

www.soccer.tv
or
www.soccerball.tv

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Old 25th January 2008, 03:04 PM
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

If I see it, I would type www.soccer.tv , because I'm an American and I just can't call soccer "football". No matter how long I live outside of USA, "football" will always be NFL.

Good point, domainstosell, I'm sure some people would type "www.soccerball.tv" when they seen it.

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Re: Extremly important, please comment

Agree, people are not aware of .tv now, you need www. to convey to them that it's on the web.
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Old 25th January 2008, 03:57 PM
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

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Hi All,

When you see:

.TV

1. Do you feel the common user will understand it is a url or should it be:

WWW..TV

And most important, what EXACTLY would you type and where? (browser or search window)

Thank you!!
IMHO
1) probably the best is still the www version

2) If I know the exact domain I type it directly in the URL bar,
if I don't, I type something similar in google.
But when I find the right website, I add it to the favourites, so I don't have to type anything later.

But for me it is not football, or soccer, it's "calcio".
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

Indeed you need the "www", indeed the soccer ball image is confusing
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

Ball.tv

and rather annoyingly, it was only regged a couple of months ago
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Hi, Michael.

I would use the www

I would type in either: soccer.tv or football.tv

and I would type it into the browser.
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

I would type www.bola.tv
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

agree with most, use the WWW, and I would type in "soccer.tv"
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

ever heard the saying "a picture is worth a 1000 words".

i think that is what you are seeing here, lots of interpretations of the same thing
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

Quote:
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I would type www.bola.tv
bola?
don't you type fútbol or futbol?
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

If it were a .com then the "www." would not be necessary. I always leave the www. off when informally talking about a .com. With .tv it is a different matter, and the tv extension screams for the www string.

As for football, I am a big NFL fan. That is a soccer ball in the image.

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If I see it, I would type www.soccer.tv , because I'm an American and I just can't call soccer "football". No matter how long I live outside of USA, "football" will always be NFL.

Good point, domainstosell, I'm sure some people would type "www.soccerball.tv" when they seen it.

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Yes, it is amazing how you guys managed to screw up a perfectly good language. :p
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

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Yes, it is amazing how you guys managed to screw up a perfectly good language. :p

I teach my daughter English, but when she's in school she learns British. :p

All people in Finland learn British, but it eventually gets corrected after they watch years of American television programs (which are not overdubbed here).

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I teach my daughter English, but when she's in school she learns British. :p

All people in Finland learn British, but it eventually gets corrected after they watch years of American television programs (which are not overdubbed here).

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Re: Extremly important, please comment

I doubt that I would ever type the www because I know that it is not required by my browser, but it does help nevertheless in identifying a string as a domain.

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Hi All,

When you see:

.TV

1. Do you feel the common user will understand it is a url or should it be:

WWW..TV

And most important, what EXACTLY would you type and where? (browser or search window)

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Old 25th January 2008, 06:17 PM
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Re: Extremly important, please comment

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I doubt that I would ever type the www because I know that it is not required by my browser, but it does help nevertheless in identifying a string as a domain.

That's a slight misunderstanding. If you don't have a hostname entry in DNS for a host called "www", then nothing your browser does will allow you to get to www. On the same note, if you don't have a hostname entry which is the same as your domain name, then you won't reach it without "www" or some other hostname.

Most people add the "www" hostname record to their domain's DNS entry as it is "traditional". However, a good many domains are not reachable by just the domain name (misconfigured DNS IMO).

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Re: Extremly important, please comment

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Hi All,

When you see:

.TV

1. Do you feel the common user will understand it is a url or should it be:

WWW..TV

And most important, what EXACTLY would you type and where? (browser or search window)

Thank you!!
I would just be confused and wondering how to put an image in my address bar. What is the point here?
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