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.im TLD

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  1. scwebsites

    scwebsites Active Member

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    I'm interested to know what you guys think of the .im TLD.

    Obviously the Isle of Man is tiny compared to the UK, the .im domains are not very in demand, and many very good keyword domains are still available.

    If you were building a tourist website about the Isle Of Man, for example, would you consider using a .im domain?
     
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    For your purpose, I would DEFINITELY go with an .im domain. I don't know which extension you'd use, but here are the options (some of course not relevant):

    .im.plc.co.im.net.im.co.im.org.im.ac.im.ltd.co.im.com.im.gov.im

    Blacknight.com is a great place to register them.
     
  4. Aiden Roberts

    Aiden Roberts Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone own a .im extension or have you got to reside in the I.O.M, also would the search engines give any weight to the .im extension to I.O.M searchers?

    Aiden
     
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    I’d go with name .com there only $10.95 (6.87300 GBP) at blacknight at 45.00 EUR (39.1669 GBP) ?????? What a a rip off.....
     
  6. dta United Kingdom

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    anyone can own them - i have a few
     
  7. dta United Kingdom

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    you can register directly a < >.im domain, so no need to go to the third level.
     
  8. Aiden Roberts

    Aiden Roberts Well-Known Member

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    Brill thanks dta

    Worth a punt I just picked up solarpanels.im must be a solar panel fitter on the island. the last solar panels available to reg.

    60500 exacts
    cpc £3+

    Cheers

    Aiden
     
  9. Bailey United Kingdom

    Bailey Well-Known Member

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    I own-up to owning one also.

    Personally I would have thought it had to be :- Tourism, tax or a Company registration angle to see anything worthwhile. Anyone going generic might as well go to Borneo or further.

    Sorry Aiden - just my thoughts
     
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  10. dta United Kingdom

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    oddly enough, generic words do get good direct type in traffic and easily pay for themselves and then some with google domains.

    trying to sell these on though is another headache altogether :)
     
  11. Aiden Roberts

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    @Bailey-makes sense, what about this then:

    TaxCalculator.im 90000 exacts £1

    What do you think?

    @dta-thanks, good advice

    Aiden
     
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    The local market is very small, and they also use .co.im (earlier regs) and .co.uk. Or treat it like a novelty TLD - nothing special really.
     
  13. Aiden Roberts

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    Ah well, nothing ventured nothing gained.

    I will stick them on Sedo you never know who might want them.

    Aiden
     
  14. scwebsites

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    Well, I now own...

    bedandbreakfast.im
    bedandbreakfasts.im

    and

    selfcatering.im


    They are not for resale, they are for a small IOM bed and breakfast directory and a small IOM self catering accommodation directory. I don't think I could have got better domains, and all for £15.00.
     
  15. Aiden Roberts

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    Excellent Screwbites

    Good luck

    Aiden
     
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  17. Aiden Roberts

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    Sorry just noticed "Freudian Slip"

    scwebsites-scwebsites-scwebsites

    There I have got it !

    Aiden
     
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