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Old 12-19-2008, 07:09 PM
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.org or .com: Which one is better

I have a domain name in mind for a web directory site. It will be free directory but later I plan to turn it to a paid one.
Both .com and .org versions of that domain are available.
Which one is suitable for a web directory? .com or .org ?
or should I buy both of them and point them to the same site?





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Old 12-19-2008, 07:27 PM
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My vote for .com
But if it is possible, you may buy .net and .org too, and point them to the .com





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Old 12-19-2008, 07:27 PM
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By all means buy both but .org is not suitable for commercial activities.

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Old 12-19-2008, 07:39 PM
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It's a no-brainer: .COM, of course.





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Old 12-19-2008, 08:14 PM
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Domains are so cheap, get both (or even all)
.com is better if you must pick one.





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Old 12-19-2008, 10:45 PM
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Buy both. Redirect the .org to the .com





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Old 12-20-2008, 12:02 AM
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ALWAYS use the com and get the others to protect your brand





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Old 12-20-2008, 12:06 AM
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Definitely .com as the main site while .net, .org, etc are used to complement it.





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Old 12-20-2008, 12:25 AM
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Have you ever heard the story about a government who bought the domain name for "whitehouse.gov"... and a business that bought the domain name whitehouse.com...
There is a moral to this story (whitehouse.com displayed lots, but moral ethics was not a strong suit)





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Old 12-20-2008, 04:57 AM
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Start with the .com and if you are building a brand, you really want to get as many as you can, something like this as an order :
com / net / org / info / eu and asia
You can go down the route of getting ccTLDs but .EU should be ok for Europe pressence and .ASIA for Asia, you have all bases covered and all of the above for under $50, quite cheap for a brand.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:43 PM
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COM is the best !
But it is better to take .net and .org
and direct them to your site .
And you have to take into account the annual renew fee for
all these domains .

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Old 12-21-2008, 06:02 PM
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As others have said, .com is the best solution. But, buying both will protect your brand.
All the best,





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Old 12-21-2008, 06:30 PM
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I like .org for open source and freeware, and non profit organizations.
For businesses .com and .net is absolutely essential..

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