View Poll Results: .com or .net?

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  • .com

    24 77.42%
  • .net

    7 22.58%
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Thread: .com or .net?

  1. #1
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    .com or .net?

    Suppose you're going to register a domain for your future hosting business. If you'd register just one domain, would you pick, the .com or the .net? (if both are available, I mean)

  2. #2
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    The .com, every time.


    Lats...
    Lats...

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    You get a few people who think that the .net is better, but they are wrong -seriously, if both are availabe, at least pick up the .com as the .com is the 800# of domains. It is akin to asking, if the 800# and the 877# are both available, which would you get?
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  4. #4
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    goes without saying, get the .com, people naturally type the .com extension in.

    If you only get the .net, once you become popular, someone is going to come along and register the .com and get a whole lot of free traffic from you.

  5. #5
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    I just got myself a .com, the .net was already taken...

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    Dot Com all they way - but dot nets are also required if you plan to make it a great hosting site.

  7. #7
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    Re: .com or .net?

    Originally posted by astra4
    would you pick, the .com or the .net?
    Yes, I would.
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  8. #8
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    I'd say .com all the way

  9. #9
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    Without a doubt, the .COM!

  10. #10
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    People usually go to the .com's first... so yes, the COM

  11. #11
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    i get my domain with .com 1st and later follow by .net and .org

  12. #12
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    Talking Both

    If you're serious about it, might as well get both. Avoid future problems. I remember a thread around here, where someone was complaining about somone else taking the .net version of their company name. You can avoid that type of situation and get 'em both...

    Plus, buying domains is fun! The more the merrier, I always say...

  13. #13
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    Both. I voted for .com even though my site is using .net. When I first registered the company domain, .com was taken but had nothing to do with what my company does. I became very lucky one day when I did a whois search on the .com domain and it was available. I grabbed it in a second but haven't changed anything over because we advertised as the .net name. Regardless, if you type either one, you get the same web site.
    Mark Blair

  14. #14
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    ".com" received my vote.

  15. #15
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    .com
    This forum officially ****ing sucks

  16. #16
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    well it depends, if you like own baskteball.net, soccer.net whateversport.net, than you can sort of build .NET brand for sport sites, so it isnt always the .com thing

  17. #17
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    .com all the way. But get both in order to protect your name.

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