Then THEY are Irrelevant.. (for the quality of workmanship) Do it Once Do It Right...
I think Michael has more than enough reason to pursue a Dot Com site. FYI I have numerous .CO domains and have Never had a problem with them... But they value at approximately 24% of the value a Dot Com domain with the same Keywords.
Forget dot co - it is a LLD that costs $25/year reg price and signifies that the Domain is a Company. LLD = Low Level Domain.
You will always be better off with dot Com as that is a TLD = a Top Level Domain and was primarily designed to be the #1 standing domain style on the net.
DON'T Do Business With Go Daddy. They have SHAMED Themselves as an International Company that recently Executed an Elephant on video as part of a Sick Promo. So what does that say about them!
.CO are on Sale.. they are not popular and have a relatively low resale value... whereby .COM will always have the best resale value as it is the primary domain style. If you can't get .COM then next best is .Net and then .Org
- So when you get your .COM domain.. make sure that you also get SLL and Whois and it will cost you $12.15 in total. For Hosting $6.95/month. - Click on the Link at the bottom of My PROFILE and you will find that these guys look after You Well - and an won't kill an Elephant or your account.
Good info, thanks. I was wondering about the Privacy, whether to obtain that or not to begin with. I am not making any money whatsoever now on HP and am looking for web options to get better Google ranking, so I at least have a chance. Then if I don't make it, it is because I did not do things the right way and not someone else.
They have their own ads and will pay you a share - but it's not really intended as a proper site. It's just a place where you can "park" your site until you're ready to develop it, without it looking obviously dormant.
You can choose an attractive design and image, then they post relevant articles. The result looks quite professional for minimum effort.
You can create a static page with your own content but obviously, it's not worth putting in a lot of effort - that's the whole point of parking!
Thanks to everyone for the good advice here. I will be going for the .com. I am not a tech savvy guy and all the advertising for the .co and seeing where some ads have said the .co was the future...blah, blah, blah...I am glad to have your input to help me make a sound decision on this one.
Just to refer back to the original question, you asked will it affect ranking? although .com is what everybody thinks off, you can still use a .co or .info and they can rank high. I have a .info on the first page for my chosen keyword
Thanks for remembering that point also Richieb. Ranking is a concern I was thinking of when purchasing the type of domain. Was wondering if the SE ranking made a difference with the .com, .co, .org, etc.
If it isn't, and .co is still available get that. But check and see what's being done at the .com. If there's nothing there, go for it, develop your site. If there is something there, and they're doing it well, you might have to rethink the domain name you've chosen. Whether you can ride on their coattails, or if they're likely to turn around at some point and trademark their name, and then go after you.
The ranking, as in Search Results, will come down to your content.
Not every patent is used in the Algo , Im sure its possible when a specific site or network is flagged as spam/malware etc. that they may then crosscheck reg info to see what other filth is about, but privacy/reg info is inconsequential.
To the OP - get the .com when possible, if not possible, make sure you have drive and artillery to beat out whoever does have the .com or just pick something else. ( I know that's been said, but its worth repeating)
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