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Old 15th February 2008, 09:28 PM
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Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

Been doing some random searches the past week or so for a variety of words in different languages.

Literally every top keyword I checked for in many languages was 99% taken in .com, and about 50% of the time taken in .net as well.

In cases such as this, would any of you guys bother to register any other of the extensions, such as .org, .info or .tv when you find the name available ??

I know in the ascii world, .com is king, and would agree that it is also kind in the IDN world ( as well as the local language tld being used ).

So, if you find a decent keyword that is available in extensions other than .com, do you go ahead and register them ?? I have found a couple of nice Polish keywords that are available as .nets, .orgs and .infos, and am currently on the fence as to whether its worth registering them.

Is it .com or nothing for you guys ??

I ask, as I am trying to expand to IDN portfolio, which at the moment is probably about 75% Greek and 25% everything and anything else.

Any thoughts or views would be most welcome.

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Old 15th February 2008, 10:32 PM
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Re: Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

Beside .com, I like .net for Arabics in particular, also .cn and best of class IMO- .jp

Currently, I get more offers on .jp domains than anything else.
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Old 15th February 2008, 10:51 PM
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Re: Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

varies according to target language, income potential and strength of the keywords involved.
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Old 15th February 2008, 10:53 PM
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Re: Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

I would only consider extensions other than .com, .net if they were top level names .. having said that I wouldn't be surprised if other extenisions take off .. I have some .biz ... for example ... which I will be keeping
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Re: Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

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varies according to target language, income potential and strength of the keywords involved.
Agree with that, particularly strength of keyword.
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Old 15th February 2008, 11:41 PM
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Re: Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

Don't mind .net, .org, .biz.
Coming so late to the game, haven't had a choice to pick up quite a few extensions other than .com
I think if it is a top level name, it is worth it in most extensions.
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Re: Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

.com .net cctld and .tv are my mainly what i look for .info .org is a case by case basis so is .tv for the most part but i must say i love my .coms
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Com, jp, net, cn, biz, org.
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Re: Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

I'm quite suprised that some of you are recommending IDN.biz! ASCII names in .biz don't sell for much, why would you buy IDNs in .biz?
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Re: Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

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I'm quite suprised that some of you are recommending IDN.biz! ASCII names in .biz don't sell for much, why would you buy IDNs in .biz?
I only buy .biz with plans to develop those domains. Else i try to stay away.
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Re: Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

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I'm quite suprised that some of you are recommending IDN.biz! ASCII names in .biz don't sell for much, why would you buy IDNs in .biz?
My impression was that Japanese natives registered quite a few of them, which may serve to deliver good publicity and they may actually develop some of them. I am not sure if I have ever been to an ascii.biz website or seen one advertised. I would not be surprised if some the Japanese.biz names regged are put to use by locals. whoops maybe I should have kept that to myself I am hoping there will be a $x sell of biz names like there was with .ws. :p

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I'm quite suprised that some of you are recommending IDN.biz! ASCII names in .biz don't sell for much, why would you buy IDNs in .biz?
Top tier terms
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Re: Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

gTLD:
.com
.net (only for Korean and Japanese names)

ccTLD:
.cn
.jp
And I need some .kr....
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Re: Is it .com only for you, or are other tld's acceptable ??

gTLDs: .com all the way for all languages, .net sometimes and in particular anytime for Arabic, Farsi, Japanese and Russians as well, away all the way from .org, .info, .biz even with gold ones, only .tv when a top tier name and GEOs
ccTLDs: .cn, .jp, .kr and .ru whenever comes
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