Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: .com or .net

  1. #1


    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2010
    Posts
    1
    .com or .net
    I'm looking to register a domain name for a new product I'm developing. The .com for my product name, call it "productname.com" is already registered (though not currently in use).

    Would I be better off using a .net like "productname.net" instead or something related like "myproductname.com"?

  2. #2

    roeiboot's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 18, 2010
    Location
    Skamerica
    Posts
    446
    Specs:
    MB061LL/B & iPhone4
    my personal opinion --having had both i prefer .com, simply because that is what most people know and/or assume a domain ends with.

    ps. welcome..
    ~rb
    iPhone 4 /16GB MacBook3,1 iPad my blog

  3. #3

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts
    6,004
    Specs:
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Well .com is usually associated with a company and .net is network but I don't think people really pay attention to that kind of stuff anymore.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

  4. #4

    1991-C4's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 17, 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    343
    Specs:
    2 iPod Touches and iPad
    If you can still find a suitable .com, go for it! At the end of the day, it really doesn't matter because if people like what they see and intend to return, they will bookmark it and the domain name really doesn't matter at that point any more.

  5. #5

    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    8,539
    Specs:
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 6S, iPod Nano 7th GeniPad 3
    By default people will always go to the .com address..and if they remember, the .org, .net and so on..so you're better of trying to find an alternate .com address that will not be easily mistaken for the existing .com name..

    Otherwise, if that other page has some advertising or something..you're going to be driving good traffic to that site..

    Regards

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. .com or .net?
    By DaZ in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-16-2009, 12:05 PM
  2. Redirecting my Net
    By MacMax in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-13-2008, 04:47 PM
  3. .NET on OSX?
    By eddielee in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-23-2008, 08:16 AM
  4. Recording from the net.
    By hojkoff_101 in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-06-2006, 03:45 PM
  5. NO NET! Please Help!!!!
    By andrew@twenty20 in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-06-2005, 02:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •