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.com versus .co.uk

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  1. AndyMarsden United Kingdom

    AndyMarsden Active Member

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    Im very new to this domain larky, ive seen that most of the activity on here about .co.uk domains, i was just wondering the advantage of .co.uk trading over say .com

    The reason im asking is i know of an available .com but the .co.uk is taken, with 40,500 exacts. I was just wondering if this was worth buying as a starter domain.

    I hope this makes sense.

    Cheers
     
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    If you think that you can get people to the site then its worth a go. the only problem with a .com is that it might be a little harder to sell it on this site but people still do buy .coms here. largely depends on the topic and things. not often that phrases with such high exacts are free to reg on .com so might be worth a go.
     
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    you make .com's sound awful....and why sell it on this site...you won't get end user prices, .com is GOD
     
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    Unless the domain would lead to a trademark issue and does have 40k local exact per month I reckon I would......for the sake of a tenner. Number of exacts alone would drum up some interest for a resell or of course a ready market for development.

    High exacts on a .com are not usually found free to reg -any reason you can think of why the .co.uk is taken, why local exacts are very nice but no-one's snapped up the .com? Any other extensions taken?

    Sounds a little strange....if you do take it (or decide not to :) ) let us know the outcome and the domain
     
  6. AndyMarsden United Kingdom

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    Just to check; if the domain i was looking at was coolcheesesticks. com in the google keyword tool i would put "cool cheese sticks" and that would give me the number of exact local matches to my propsed domain.

    I think im correct.

    Thanks for all the help.
     
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    yer and no, you would first have to select exact search not broad search that is the defalt. you change it on the left hand side of the pannel, an exact would have [cheese sticks] either side of it.
     
  8. AndyMarsden United Kingdom

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    Thats what i was thinking, just poor wording in my case, excellent 40,500 exacts!
     
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    Dont just buy it on exacts alone. exacts means that its a well searched topic but that isnt everything, what is the cpc like? do people pay for adwords? is it a product/service/info topic that can be sold on? is the .org.uk taken? what about other ext. you need to build up a picture if its a name thats in high demand or not
     
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    aZooZa Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    With those exacts I'd just buy it. End of.
     
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    I agree with Azooza, providing it is definetely on exacts and not broad, and it isn't a typo or trademark... get it.
     
  12. buttontop

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    Yer i think he should go with it, but hes new here and im just saying that you need to look at more than just exacts/cpc and things. im sure many people new to domains jumped in and have alot of crap to show for there first "investments".
     
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    If you're only interested in UK customers then it makes sense to get the .uk domain extension. If you're marketing to a global audience I'd go with the .com even if the choices for names are limited.
    The other option is to go with some other extension that doesn't appear 'country-related' as much as co.uk.
     
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