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Thread: Ebid Dot net is worthless. Change name to dot com

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    Default Re: Ebid Dot net is worthless. Change name to dot com

    Quote Originally Posted by tony41 View Post
    Not sure what this has to do with the subject of this thread.
    And therein lies the problem..........

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    Default Re: Ebid Dot net is worthless. Change name to dot com

    Quote Originally Posted by bringinitback4less View Post
    And therein lies the problem..........

    Yes but what is the solution (or even the meaning)

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    Default Re: Ebid Dot net is worthless. Change name to dot com

    A quick search for "archaicaudio" brings up a .net site in Brooklyn, N.Y. but no .com. A .com name appears to have been registered in 2007 but has done nothing. Neither is pertinent to OP. Another check on "GoDaddy" reveals that they want ten times more to register a .net domain than a .com

    A few weeks ago I wanted to go to a largish UK based retail site, so entered the name with .co.uk (could equally well have been .com) I was completely wrong in my guess - it was .tv! It made no difference of course, the browser found it anyway!

    This .com myth has become widespread; of course those who type in .com and get redirected to .net or .tv, are convinced that it's because .com is king!

    Musings over, I'll go back to sleep....

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    Default Re: Ebid Dot net is worthless. Change name to dot com

    20+ years ago it was a relevant mindset, .com was likely to mean a company with worldwide ambition, or at least America. And .net was restricted, only communications providers could register under that TLD.

    And search engines were only just becoming useful.

    But the world moves on.

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    Default Re: Ebid Dot net is worthless. Change name to dot com

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    (Glad to see Astral's little dog is back)

    That is Moo...and she is a cow...lol

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    Default Re: Ebid Dot net is worthless. Change name to dot com

    In terms of SEO advantage the difference between .com and .net is very minimal. The only advantage a .com would have is against another site of the same name and even then domain age has a higher influence score than the TLD. It would actually be more detrimental to eBid to change the domain name as would require alot of 301 redirects which can is some cases, esspecially on a site this size, be a PITA.
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    Default Re: Ebid Dot net is worthless. Change name to dot com

    I'm happy with .net!

    With eBay you get people who read the title, then look at the picture, then the price and then proceed to buy. Then they're not happy because they didn't read the description or look to see that it was for parts only. With the site on .net it kind of helps people pay attention to what they're doing.

    Up until Internet Explorer 8 or so with Windows 7 typing in a single word in the address bar would automatically take you to .com first. I believe that was a big factor in having sites end in .com. Now it goes to Bing and Bing finds ebid.net.

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