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    Why does media temple use .net domain?

    They own both .com and .net why do they use the .net as the main one?
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    Why not ask them directly?

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    I would say it's personal preference - there's no real reason to use one over the other and I think .net would apply to a hosting provider just as well as .com would
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    They own both .com and .net why do they use the .net as the main one?
    They're an old host. Back in the day, Internet Service Providers and hosting companies were using .net domains, as the .net TLD was intended to be used by network infrastructures. For mediatemple at this point, sticking to .net is probably more of a legacy thing than an active choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcdc View Post
    They're an old host. Back in the day, Internet Service Providers and hosting companies were using .net domains, as the .net TLD was intended to be used by network infrastructures. For mediatemple at this point, sticking to .net is probably more of a legacy thing than an active choice.
    Thanks for the answer . To me a .net just looks a lot more unprofessional
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    Quote Originally Posted by DakNet View Post
    Thanks for the answer . To me a .net just looks a lot more unprofessional
    Actually as Dan said .net is supposed to be for network providers where as .com is for commercial domains - either would work for a hosting provider and either is just as professional imho.

    Now if it was mediatemple.biz or mediatemple.info.... I could see a serious lack of professionalism but of course this is just my opinion which differs from your own
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    IMO, .com and .net share pretty equal recognition and professional status.

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    It could also be for SEO purposes, since .net was used originally, and is still used, the majority of the links they receive are to the .net domain.
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    I prefer .net I used to be a .com person though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpass105 View Post
    I prefer .net I used to be a .com person though.
    It's of no relevance either way, they both operate in the same fashion and both are professional top level domains

    It only comes down to personal preference and I don't know why anybody would prefer one over the other myself unless one company owned the .net and another owned the .com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirius View Post
    Why not ask them directly?

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    Bingo! lol

    But honestly, its not really a big deal. But of course, that's my opinion. Like others have stated, its just the same. Both are commonly used and equally recognized...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DakNet View Post
    Thanks for the answer . To me a .net just looks a lot more unprofessional
    You will receive the same level of service from MT regardless of the TLD they are using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HivelocityJJ View Post
    You will receive the same level of service from MT regardless of the TLD they are using.
    Another very good point
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    We use .net as our main domain but we have .co.uk, .com, .eu etc. as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orien View Post
    IMO, .com and .net share pretty equal recognition and professional status.
    I agree, at this point they have both become pretty much equally respected.

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    I remember when MediaTemple pointed the .com to their web design division. The .net has alway pointed to their hosting division. As someone as said, it's a legacy thing.

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