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What is the best (in your opinion, of course) Domain Extension? I Really like .in domains even though in not from nor have ever been to India.

asked Aug 18 '12 at 17:39

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The best domain name extension is ".com" because most people automatically assume that your URL ends with a *.com* domain name extension.

answered Oct 22 '12 at 01:19

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If you're trying to build a reputable website, blog, forum, etc., then please stick with what is already popularly known.

(Oct 22 '12 at 01:20) TheAnnoyingLife TheAnnoyingLife's gravatar image

.co, I guess? I mean sometimes people type really fast and forget the m in .com, so I'd say .co is really good. I like using .co.uk, and .com.do, because they do look nice. For some reason, .co.uk gets more things than other domains. For example in SoundCloud, if you have a .co.uk email address, you get 250 additional minutes of upload time.

answered Aug 18 '12 at 18:05

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I'm not a big fan of .co.uk only becuase it's a lot of dots lol. And yes even if you have .com it's good to buy a .co so people don't ge t phished.

(Aug 18 '12 at 18:38) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

Check some of the Latin American domains, like .com.do, .mx, .ar, etc. Also, .la is very big in Latin America, because it's LA, lol.

(Aug 18 '12 at 18:48) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I disagree frist .in is as abused as .tk .co.uk .com.do are both subdomain not top leavel domains both have a reputation well earned or not

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:09) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

though I am not sure why people just seem to respect .com, .net,.org, .edu, .ca the most these are also most dominate if you are interested in ranking you will find these are the ones in the 10 more then not..

because there are so many registered and out there that is the key today to getting found having more links in the path of a search then the other guy ..

if I have a site with a dozen articles and a site with 10,000 articles the one with the most will show up first everytime..

that is one of the keys or two depending how you want to count it ..

any how there is 5 main top level domains that will take you farther then others other will work in time but you must work harder at it then the rest to get the recognition ..

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:18) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

I'm currently looking to buy a domain with .com.do with my ISP, Claro in the Dominican, which is owned by Verizon in the US. They're offering me a good rate $7500 DOP (~$191 USD) for 2 years, with Email, who-is, and unlimited hosting and upload/download of 50GBs. I'm currently talking to my friend in England to see what he can do with a .co.uk domain for my chatroom, so I could possibly provide free emails and such for them.

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:19) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I could just get a .ca, makes sense. But some of the domain names I'm looking at are taken. I could get a .do, .uk, also, but yeah. I'm thinking of buying that domain name in .com.do, but I'll ask the lady I'm on the phone with about that.

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:28) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

for a sub domain ??? it would be just $20 if that for 2 years from almost any place .. I guess in relaity its what your use to for value where you are at but very steep to me

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:38) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

But, think of the extras you're getting. Plus, I don't know of any places where you can get a .com.do domain name. Reason I really want this, is because I want one for my own website, so I could do whatever I feel like, possibly no one will find it because of the domain name, lol.

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:39) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

the .do is the top level domain a .com.do is a sub domain the top level is .do

they actually registered www.com.do and use shared sub domain you could do the same thing with .net.do , .org.do , .edu.do you could do it with www.do.do ..

any how got a giggle I just went and check and they actually only register 2 year minimum and they want $210 for either .do or .com.do

yikes

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:47) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

Oh well, a $20 deduction is nice. RD$7500 (~$191 USD) is a lot over there, so I'm thinking of buying it. I'm haggling on the phone for $170, as I am a customer for quite some time. My friend in England says the best he can do for a .co.uk website is about ~$100 for the same 2 years, 6 emails, storage up to 25GB, and who-is. Not including hosting from HostGator, which I'm doing for all of them, I don't care much about Claro's hosting, as there are blackouts in the Dominican. Not as much as before, but at least with HostGator, I know what I'm going into.

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:52) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

.co.uk and .com.do are ccTLD's not Subdomains. A subdomain is subdomain.mydomain.com

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:53) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

there are some neat things you could do with it thought :)

if your brand or solgon was on the move you could register www.go.do

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:57) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

.com.do is a Sub domain, according to their website:

  1. Which is the structure of a Domain name?

A Domain name consists of two or more etiquettes separated by the point “.”

Example: mydomain.com.do mydomain.do

Where:

(mydomain) corresponds to the name, the initials or abbreviation chosen by the person or organization to which the domain name is delegated. (com) corresponds to the classification or sub-domain in which the name is registered. (do) corresponds to the Top Level Domain in which the name is registered. In our case DO are the letters assigned to the Top Level Domain for the space of names corresponding to the Dominican Republic in the Domain Name System (DNS). The above mentioned letters are taken from the table of code of country according to the ISO norm 3166-1 alpha2.

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:59) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

@jadtechnic, I'm thinking of doing djscoobydoo.com.do or something of the sort. They say it's cheaper of doing djscoobydoo.web.do, but that doesn't sound correct, web.do. They also can do .ar websites as well, apparently so I'm interested in .ar too, even though it's not the domain name I want, still, it's good that they do more than just the country, lol.

(Aug 18 '12 at 20:00) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

@laccobus take my word for it they are tryingto pass them off as such they are subsomains

www.com.do is registered to the government of that country .do is the top level extension, the difference is rather then being your sub domain it is theirs and they are sharing it :)

(Aug 18 '12 at 20:02) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

Well, I just ran out of the minutes in my calling card, lool. I'll call back tomorrow, to see about the .ar domain name. The lady also said before I had to go, they do have people who do, .mx, .pr, and other countries with Claro, so I might check them out as well.

(Aug 18 '12 at 20:05) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I dont understand why not do a simple djscoobydoo.com even foreginers use .com domain names http://www.godaddy.com/domains/searchresults.aspx?ci=54814

(Aug 18 '12 at 20:29) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

Why won't I use .com? Well, one, the name Scooby Doo might be found by Warner Bros, and they might want me to take down my website because of that name. Two, because .com's are more expensive than country specific, domain names. Why doesn't everyone use a unified, google.com, instead of google.com.ar, google.ca, etc? Because they're less expensive and more unified to the country instead of .com, which caters to more of an American audience.

(Aug 18 '12 at 20:44) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I think it has to do with a deal for his cell phone company trying to save money not really try to have a web address yourname@.com.do is a good deal 5 free addresses he also didnt say if the cost included hosting thoughI am betting like many others you dont get control of the DNS it linked to a machine ...

much like www.com.nu you can register free domain there you have to host with them on there servers no control over the DNS name its host there or use it as a name shortener ...

warn you now dont click top page link on there sign up page hehe 7 out of ever 10 are porn sites ..

(Aug 18 '12 at 20:45) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

Lmao, my Cell Phone company is actually Orange, and my ADSL+ ISP is Claro, which I was talking to. It does include it, and she says I don't get control of it. I get control of what place it goes to, so for example a city, like Santo Domingo (the capital) or some far off place like Higüey. Either way, I wouldn't take Claro's hosting, I'll put it on HostGator, since I know Texas gets seldom blackouts. The Dominican doesn't get as many blackouts, but I want to be safe, lol. Yeah, I'm being a cheapskate and using a country specific domain name, but at least I don't have to go through hoops to get a .com.do, as I am a citizen.

(Aug 18 '12 at 21:03) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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I like .co and especially with anyone and everyone getting tablets nowadays or having smarter smart phones where most are using the Net but typing on touchscreens, .co is the way to go. Less to type but very very close to .com. I think it will catch on. Look at Overstock. They were O.com and now they also have O.co and are advertising O.co as their main web domain. I'm buying myself a .co domain name next month but wow I am having a hard time finding a name that isn't already taken. It makes sense for one day .co to overtake .com because of the ease of typing it.

answered Oct 21 '12 at 00:01

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I prefer .com but it's fun when your domain spells something, like "Go-Find.us" or "read.it" or "pet-my.cat" or "get-stuff-fr.ee" or "pretty-gir.ls" (hehe, yes, .ls is an actual TLD)

answered Oct 22 '12 at 14:07

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This is known as domain hacking.

(Oct 22 '12 at 22:45) TheAnnoyingLife TheAnnoyingLife's gravatar image

.com and .co.uk are the two most used ones worldwide, and if you make a typing mistake in your browser it will automatically search for the .com and .co.uk domains first before trying more exotic ones, which usually means someone finds a different website than your one, which is especially important if you're doing some type of marketing or sales store.

answered Oct 23 '12 at 17:48

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I do like .com because if you can find a name & is available, it would be great as it would be mostly available for other extensions too. Getting a .com domain now is difficult (I mean getting the name you think of). If you are starting a company website then you could get a bulk like .org, .net, .info..

I do use .in for short link service.. Since i host a blog, i have a domain with .co.in as well as .in domain with small name (3 letters & 6 letters domain) for providing links in twitter and all.

answered Dec 18 '12 at 13:15

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