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Domain name questions

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Natural Impressions, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Natural Impressions

    Natural Impressions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    When getting a domain name is it a good idea buying all of them. I mean buying .com, .org, .net, and so on??? Thanks
  2. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,972

    My vote would be no. It depends a little on how you see your future. If you have thoughts that might lead to needing more than one website getting both the .com and .net might be worth while but as far as .everything to me it would be a waste of money. I can't see much benefit to buying a name so someone else can't get it, at least in the case of a landscape operation where someone with a similar name will likely be a thousand miles away. Lets see what some of the others have to say about it now.
  3. PressureWashE

    PressureWashE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I think it is worth it, Then you redirect them all to the .com it is great for seo, Also try to keep the name of your website, memorable and easy to remember.
  4. Flightkid

    Flightkid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    no get the ".com" everyone who won't read your business card with your website on it will use ".com" almost always. Besides its a waste of money buy 4+ domain names.
  5. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,972

    I have to agree with flightkid. I don't think a redirect from names with a .net, .org etc will do anything for search engines. Most people always start with a .com Maybe if they are searching for a school or an organization they will use a .org or .edu but otherwise .com is totally in their mind.

    I have a number of names that have redirects but they are all names that someone might logically type in looking for information. There are lots of .endings. Some may never come into use. If they do they will be a long time. I did take a flier on lawns.ws which is one of the domains I have just sitting but I have no real thoughts I will ever use it or it will ever have any value. You could easily spend an extra $ 100 bucks a year that would be better used taking your wife out to dinner.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I've done it, with another site, for SEO purposes mostly.
    Waste of time, and money.

    Not to mention it's borderline engine spamming, real borderline.
    But mostly just a waste of time and money.
  7. mikey.hill

    mikey.hill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Tld's (.com,.net,.org etc..) are going to become a secondary use very soon. Companies will be able to register their own tld's so a company like pepsi for instance will become info.pepsi ... This is intended to cut down on the amount of domain squating and really clean up the interwebs, however it's not going to be cheap. You'll still be able to get regular .com, .net etc... but getting your own .company will be the preferred method.
  8. Lawn Spa

    Lawn Spa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    your part right but the cost to get your own tld will be in the hundreds of thousands so no company will be doing it.

    someday there may be a .lawns but only a millionaire could start that up.

    btw for those interested I own mowing(dot)org and it's coming up for sale in about 10 days at a domain auction.

    Domaining is something I do as a second business and am in touch with top pros around the world.
  9. mikey.hill

    mikey.hill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    It won't be in the hundreds of thousands but more ~10-30k mark. Still out of reach for most businesses however.
  10. Lawn Spa

    Lawn Spa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    The evaluation fee is 185,000 USD and is required from all applicants (non-refundable btw) and then you have to have in place all the systems to run a tld for several years to be accepted which is a few hundred thousand for staff and computers etc. plus a fixed fee of 6,250 USD per calendar quarter on top of all that.

    and...if someone else wants the same tld you have to bid against each other to get the rights.

    There will be fighting for tlds like .golf and .NYC
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2009

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