I'm just using "Game" as an example, let's say for example you wanted a website with a simple generic name, such as game.com, yet it's taken, if you still get game.US do you believe that you will rank really well for a keyword rich domain? Even though there is already a game.com? Do you see any issues?
I know that they can't really fight to stop people from gobbling up and using other domains of the same name if it's generic naming, or at least I believe they can't because it's generic... right?
There is nothing to stop you from doing it, unless they buy all versions of their domain to stop you!!
Well, they didn't. There is still...
They didn't get those yet. There are (2) different websites, one is using domain.COM, the second is domain.NET which is ran by a different company, I would probably use one of the others and install a wiki on it.
Sure, go for it. It is probably worse than .com, but better than a completely unrelated name.
Well, without giving out what it actually is, it's a single word domain name, but the competition would be extremely high for it. But, hypothetically if I create it as an informational resource I could theoretically rank really high if search engines would view it as such.
Whether you have enough power and time to rank well for it and whether it is worth the effort - is altogether different story, and I did not touch on it. You know better.
Let us know how you get on...
Have you looked at other search results in high competition areas to see the range of types of domain?? My understanding is that the results you will see will be affected by where you search from, so if you have a .au then you will more likely be ranked high in a search in australia (au is australia?? lol)
So I guess a .US will be fine for the US if that is where you expect to get the traffic..
But I suppose Misha is right, you need to do the research and see if you have any chance of ranking for the right keywords against the competition and how long and how much effort is required..
It will probably be a lot of effort as well as a rather overly large time investment. I'll sit on it for a little bit (not too long though!).
If it is not an expensive domain, buy it, try a little.. If it comes even close to challenging what ever it is that you want to compete against... they may buy your website from you just to eliminate potential competition!!
If you only want to rank in the US, that would be fine, a .US domain will struggle globally in comparison to the .com
legally there's nothing to stop you doing whatever you want.
Like Misha said, is it worth the effort using your SEO skills to try and rank high with it just in the US, when you could choose a different domain.com and have people from all around the world interested?
Is it a site for gaming tips? you could be missing out on a large market percentage with domain.us
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