If I want to create a website for myself, should I make it a .net, .com, or .org

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  1. kookoo88 profile image62
    kookoo88posted 12 years ago

    If I want to create a website for myself, should I make it a .net, .com, or .org?

    I'm thinking about setting up a website for myself to promote my books (as I write them)

  2. kentuckyslone profile image87
    kentuckysloneposted 12 years ago

    As far as the search engines are concerned it doesnt really matter because the content and backlinks are priority 1

    However there is more of a professional appearance to .com and .net in people's eyes

    I recommend that you go with .com as it is the first thing people think of.

  3. profile image51
    elephantwishposted 12 years ago

    just to give you background
       1. websites url s and the web originated in US

       2. .com s are first use in the USA and from then on
           every site.com's are understandably have its base in
           the U.S. Unlike if a site has its base in Britain it should
           have ended with .uk , or .ph for Philippines. But now a
           days .com is now a standard for every websites made
           for   business  or for profit.
       3. .org  is recommended for non profit and non commercial
            organizations websites.
       4. .net is treated the same as with .com

    these suffixes .com, .net ,.org ,.gov ,.hk,.ph are called
    top-level domain

    Now your website's TLD will now depend on your unique conditions.On the other hand these are just provided for formality in web urls , and the language of the web.

    -answer by elephantwish

  4. ronnykesuma profile image61
    ronnykesumaposted 12 years ago

    If you make your website to sell something, I think you make it a .com

  5. Rusty32 profile image39
    Rusty32posted 12 years ago

    The short answer is use a .com, especially if you are selling something.

    It will look a lot more professional, and shows that you are a commercial entity.

    Good luck with the books, I wish you a lot of success!

  6. carruth00 profile image59
    carruth00posted 11 years ago

    Bottom line.. it doesn't matter. At one time folks typed in domain names to see where it would take them, and certain sites got a lot of free traffic because of their .com domain, as that was generally the extension used.

    Now, everyone uses search engines. Personally, I have .com, .net, .info, and .org sites. If the domain name you REALLY want is not available as a .com, then see if it's available as one of the other extensions. If so, buy it.. One day you'll be sorry if you didn't.

  7. profile image50
    venedictposted 9 years ago

    A Domain name is a string of words that identifies a website.We should be very careful with the naming conventions
    * The domain name is very important for any business and it should be easy to remember without much punctuations.
    * It should be unique and related to business.
    * It should be short and catchy.
    * If it is of universal accepted TLD's like .com,.biz,.info

    A .com is used for any kind of website and represents to the whole world.It is not region specific.
    A .org represents organizations and used for schools,communities generally.
    A .net represents network and used for those involved in networking technologies, such as Internet service providers.
    A .us represents the US country and is region specific and mostly used by companies that represent U.S.

    In choosing the registrar also one should be very careful.The registrar should be reliable and provide services at affordable cost.There are providers like http://www.9cubehosting.com/cheap_domains/ where they provide services at low cost.


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