Dot com or dot net, which is the best domain name to choose?
|Happy new week friends, I hope we all had a splendid weekend. As for me, it was great indeed. I really enjoyed myself. Although I had a very busy day on Saturday because of the seminar I conducted. |
Oh I didn’t tell you! Actually, there was a church here in my state that hosted me on the weekend; they invited me to lecture their members on the Internet Marketing business and motivation. I was really great and I thank God for such opportunity.
However, Nigeria is 52 today. This means that we are celebrating our independent; I hope we will all cerebrate together. Anyway, let’s get to the main issue. I have been often asked this same question about choosing between the Dot Com and Dot Net Domain name. I know that most of you may have gotten that some question before, so that’s why I decided to treat it today based on my own understanding.
|You know, when choosing domain names most people get confused over whether to choose the dot com or a dot net extension. More so in recent times when dot net addresses have risen in popularity and usage on the com.However, there are some important facts that one needs to become conscious of before they opt for a dot net address. Very often when people need to commit the address of a website to memory, they will not recall the dot net extension and the first place they will check is the given address with a dot com ending. Many times when they do not find it there, they will hardly ever think of using dot net to repeat the search. That is a lost visitor and maybe even potential client.|
The most disturbing part of it is that there is increasing evidence to suggest that an increasing number of people end up at a website after hearing about it either from a friend, colleague, or by seeing an advertisement on Television or hearing about it on radio or reading something about the site. When committing the website address to memory, very few will distinctly recall the dot net address if that is the domain name that you have chosen.
Having said that, let us also appreciate the fact that it is becoming increasingly difficult for anybody to get a decent dot com address. After years of use, there is hardly any short catchy name that you can think of that will still be available. Do not even mention search-engine key word friendly domain names which will be virtually impossible to get.
This is the reason why people often settle for a dot net address. Others do not even bother to start their search with dot com domains. This is a big mistake despite the unavailability of good dot com domains, which we have already acknowledged.
Thorough efforts should be made to try and secure a dot com domain before you give up and move to dot net. For example you can try and search for abandoned domain names. In fact by making an effort to be really creative and not hurrying the process, it is quite possible to secure a reasonably good dot com domain name.
You can be sure that it will be well worth the extra effort and time you put into it which will result in better success when you begin to seek traffic. But if you just cannot get a dot com domain, a dot net one is a good alternative.
Thanks for taking time to read this post, please I will appreciate your comments on this matter, what do you think about this two Domain name extensions? Which will you go for if you are to register another domain? If you are in Nigeria, how do you plan to celebrate the Independent?
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HAPPY INDEPENDENT NIGERIA.
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