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  1. kidk

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering has anyone ever just reg'd the .co variant when the .com was still available? Is there ever a reason to do so?

    Thanks in advance for the responses :p
     
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  3. dtm

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    Get both, If you don't have your own tag, may be worth a look at fasthosts at the moment offering free .co.uk with a .com

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    If the .com is available as well then i would always grab both.
     
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    Certainly take both!

    If my business was UK based, I would put the site on the .co.uk and redirect the .com to the site.

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  6. kidk

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    It will be UK based

    Basically the reason i ask is because I'm thinking of starting a blog type website that will be aimed at the UK market but I suppose equally viable for the worldwide market. The .com is already taken but all the other variants are free.

    Do you guys think I should reg it anyway or just choose another name?
     
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    Does the .com rank highly in search engines? If so, It may be best to change it because as you build your brand you'd be leaking search engine traffic to it. Otherwise you should be fine.

    Reading back to your first post, you didn't half put it a strange way to get an answer for this purpose ;)
     
  8. kidk

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    Yeah I suppose looking back it was a strange way to pose the question but I did not want to put to much questions in at once because it can be a bit overbearing to read sometimes. :D

    Although I did want to know the answer to the first question as well, because im pretty positive on my searches i seen a few names with just the .co.uk reg'd.

    I know a few years back .coms where more desirable just wondered what the consensus was know?

    I suppose it would make sense to get the .com as well just to cover yourself for the future?

    The .com ranks on page 1 if you type in the name (eg.name name). Theres around 5 articles on there and its got around 450 backlinks although i have not analysed these yet. I might contact them and see if they want to sell, ill probably register the co.uk and find an alternative in the meantime.
     
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    have some rep for this money saving info :cool:
     
  10. spammy01

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    Get both but if your website is aimed at the uk market then redirect the .com to the .co.uk

    I often type in .com accidently instead of .co.uk when trying to remember a domain i've been to
     
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    Traffic leakage of .co.uk going to .com instead is very little and nothing to lose sleep over :cool:
     
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