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Do uk domains lose traffic to the equivalent .com domain?

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  1. RSK3000 United Kingdom

    RSK3000 Active Member

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    Lots of great .co.uk domains are still available but the equivalent .com s are long gone.

    I someone promotes their .co.uk website will they also be driving substantial traffic to the .com.

    How much of a problem is it? How does it affect UK domain name prices?
     
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    I would struggle to think of a semi-decent .com that has the .co.uk unregged. Feel free to name a few :)

    I dont think it would drive substantial traffic elsewhere, and as a result the prices are not that affected in my opinion.

    The reverse may also happen, .com sites lose traffic to people who type in .co.uk by default.
     
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    I only used to have the .com site for one of my businesses, I know I was losing alot of traffic to to the person with the .co.uk because I am UK based.

    Alot of people on forums etc were putting .co.uk as my address and people were getting confused.

    I offered a good £xxx for the domain which they refused. Stupid really because they ended up letting it expire and I caught it for reg fee :rolleyes:
     
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