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Old 08-30-2011, 11:30 PM
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.com vs .in in India

Which domain name is more popular in India : .com or .in ?
Are there any facts and figures to support it?
 

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Old 08-30-2011, 11:40 PM
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Basically Google prefer domain extension if you want to promote site in any particular region.
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:27 AM
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Off course that .com is more popular.
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:32 AM
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Personally, I think if you building a site that is only going to be relevant to Indian uses, you should go with the .in extension.

Regional domains have been known to rank better in the search engines (for their region) than dotcom domains.
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:51 AM
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Go with the .com if you want a global market and the .in if you are only targeting the Indian market...
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:45 PM
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I will always recommend com domain. Since it is globally targeted by search engines. I also experiences in google india domain in domain is not doing well.
 
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:14 AM
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If you are targeting Indian traffic then I guess .in is better, if you're US or basically worldwide traffic, then a .com is definitely the choice.
 
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:35 PM
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I want to target the traffic from usa, so can I use .us domain?
 
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:02 PM
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If you can afford both domains, get both. You might be able to rank higher almost immediately with your .in domain and gain a foothold traffic-wise before you migrate completely over to your .com.
 
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:48 PM
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.com is an international iconic domain extension. It is definitely more commercial to have the .com - I know I sure would rather have the .com.
Plus, if you expand into other markets, the .com is more likely to be accepted.
 
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:52 PM
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If your site will have lots of indian traffic, then use .in
 
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:29 PM
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we all know that .com is the most popular ext but if your targetting locally then go for .in
 
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:33 AM
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If you see on Alexa.com, most of the sites popular in India are .com only. Very few .in domains are as popular as .com sites. It is better to stick with .com for global results.
 
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:48 AM
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google prefer com and Maybe India local search engin like .in
 
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:24 AM
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Which domain name is more popular in India : .com or .in ?
Are there any facts and figures to support it?
better if you ask me which com domain because it is universal in every country, and not limited to the region and more cool.
 
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:58 PM
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I think country based domain name is well if you are looking to target a fixed geographical location but not doubt, .com is the best for worldwide.
 
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:44 PM
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Hi Friends,
I agree to all of you...
Yes it is necessary to know that to whom you are targeting for your site and from which area...
That will decide which domain you have to keep....
 
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:37 AM
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Domain names don't make any site popular.The contents in website should be interested.
 
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:35 AM
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As I know .com sites are much more widely popular and therefore desirable.

They are also easy to remember.
 
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:52 AM
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Yes, .com is easy to remember and is widely used. Unless you are building a site targeting Indian traffic or want domain name matching your brand name go for .com. Another point to remember is that whois privacy cannot be used for .in domains.
 
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