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I am currently starting a website for business purposes. Does it matter if I choose a .net domain name over a .com? What type of negative impact would there be? Thanks in advance.
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I'd recommend getting both, if you choose only one and your business becomes successful, someone could easily nab up the .com domain (presuming that you bought the net) and could try to sell it to you for a few grand - although, if your company name is copyrighted, I know they can get into a lot of trouble and will have to give you your domain back, free.

Still, imo - both, or just the .com
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.com is my favorite and sounds more professional .net sounds like a personal website
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I've always thought as .com as Commercial and .net as Network. >_>?
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I've always thought as .com as Commercial and .net as Network. >_>?
That's how it first was but not really used anymore.

I would purchase a .com just because that's the most common and more likely for someone to remember.
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i would say.com
its more universal, and if someone forgets your ending most people will go with .com
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To protect your identity get both of them .com and .net. ALso I would also second the .com one.

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I've always thought as .com as Commercial and .net as Network. >_>?
You don't even need to be a NFP to get a .org anymore. The only ones you can't get pretty much are .edu, .gov and .mil



get it in EVERY extension you can.

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doname is very cheap,u should choose both of them.
com------business Commercial
net--------network
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I would get both.

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I would go for .com
both is a bit to much imo.
.net is very unusual.
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what digitaldesperad said.

www.dougitdesign.com/blog.html Blackbook 2.4 ghz
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I own the .com, .net, .org and .ca for most of my domains. Means I have quite a few domains total, but for some projects it's essential and looks so much better.

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Buy both the .com and .net if you can.

.com is more of an industry standard (.com, company)
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