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Old 09-06-2011, 09:03 PM
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Question Which domain ext. should I choose for a FORUM?

Hello!

Need advice here yah.

If I'm going to purchase a domain that is only used for hosting a forum, which domain extension should I go with?

.net? .com?

Please advise me! Thank you.

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Old 09-07-2011, 06:54 AM
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For a forum, dot net would be appropriate. Dot net can stand for a network. Your forum community is basically a social network.
 
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:30 AM
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Always go with a .com if possible. After 15+ years of building websites on every extension from .com, .net, .org, .info, .us, etc.. I've never had any success with anything but .com's
 
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:22 PM
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I would go for .com.

.net might make some sense if the forum is about networking, or about the .NET framework. In most other cases it's probably worth sticking to .com. Still, I would buy the .com variant too, even if the official domain would be the .net.
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:07 AM
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I second with .com

Get .net and .org and redirect them to .com
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:19 AM
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.com should always be your top choice, but since most of the good .com names have been taken for quite some time there is always a good possibility that you will need a different extension.

I for one always take the .org if it is available rather then .net, but if you are planning to make this a big project then i would buy the .net and maybe a few other extensions as well just for defense. I also like .us since i mostly target the US market and it also ranks very good in search engines.
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:40 PM
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Another vote for dot com. Many people will automatically add it just out of habit when entering your forum name in their browser address bar.
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:39 PM
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Over the years, it's been very rare for me to use anything other than .com and my first instinct when need info about a company is to type

companyname.com and see if it comes up

I would never use any other extension except in quite unusual circumstances.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:16 AM
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Always choose .com over other domains. Unless you create a local website, targetting a specific country. If you want, you can go for both .com and .net domains, but use the first one.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:53 AM
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there is no competition between .com and any other extension always go for .com.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:26 PM
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I prefer .com domains because they can be memorized and remembered faster for most people.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:09 PM
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.com is the most popular domain extension even the past years. .com of course.
 
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:42 AM
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.com .org. or .net is ok,if your forum is targeted in some specific countires,you could choose the extension for the specific countries, such as .ae ,.jp
 
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:26 PM
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Think so both the extension suites and popular too...BTW !! My vote goes to .com
 
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:26 AM
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Do you think that your users will know that .com comes from Company and .net from Network? There are a lot of well-known .net forums.

I think that .com is the best choice, but if you have a good option for a .net, go for it!
 
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:39 PM
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any of the two is fine, its not much about the extension but more of whats domain name and how you'll promote it..
 
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:24 PM
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.com is always the undisputed choice buddy

but nowadays it does not matter (people have started looking out for other extensions), with sooo many SEO techniques - any extension can rank on top.
 
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+1 for .com - go for every advantage in PR.. .com being one of them.
 
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