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.org.uk vs .me.uk - Which is better?

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  1. accelerator United Kingdom

    accelerator Well-Known Member

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    Hi All

    What do you think are the relative merits of .org.uk vs .me.uk? Which extension do you think is better? If you had a name in both of these extensions, which extension would you develop and which would you sell?

    Thanks for any comments.

    Rgds
     
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    If I was looking at a business like medical etc... I would go for .org.uk Users find it reasuring and serious...usually! If it was fun like recreation then .me.uk is ok...
     
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    .org.uk in 99.9% of cases better imho
     
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    Both are terrible and one is just dire :(
     
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    For selling I agree with the above.

    For development purposes I disagree. Yahoo loves both of them. (But only if it is generic) OK, you will never get the same amount of traffic as google, but you do get traffic and they will generate revenue. If the name is generic, you will most likely find yourself on the first page without any backlinks.

    A few examples:
    adult dvd
    adult movie download
    colic
    euthanasia
    frozen shoulder

    I was inspired by the £1 a week thread and bought 30 medical term me.uk's. Stuck one page up with adsense on each and they have consistently brought back £60-£70 per month in total for the last year. I have not touched them since building. If things stay the same that is a £700 a year net profit.

    My advice is if you see a good generic and you want to develop (even a simple one pager, it is a no brainer. Reg it and develop)

    If you want to reg simply to park and hope to selll, then i'm with aquanuke, don't bother.

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    retired_member16 Banned

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    You may do a lot better on those domains if you sorted out the layout.

    The titile, strapline and Adsense are all over the place in IE7.

    You need to stretch the width of the template to accomodate.
     
  9. scooter United Kingdom

    scooter Well-Known Member

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    I'm still on IE6. :lol: Time to upgrade.

    Thanks firestars
     
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    .. its funny because its clear the old school domainers here can barely bring themselves to look at a .me.uk or .org.uk let alone reg one. Perhaps this is because they see them as junk from a 'resell-to-serious-person-or-company' type of thing and have already made their millons with .co.uks :D - in most cases probably right...

    i think using .me.uk, .org.uk are just a means to an end and like scooter demostates it don't matter two tosses what your using from a making money point of view.


     
  11. Skinner

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    .org.uk seems the choice for more official uses, lots of goverment funded bodies use .org.uk like law centres and stuff.

    .me.uk seems to be diabolical but has personal uses, I think names are good here, or comedic value, essentially the same as .me but with UK Geo, so insure.me.uk should be worth it, and skin@dustrial.me.uk seems not so bad.
     
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    .org.uk v me.uk

    .org.uk are great for community, social, green, charity, organisation and campaign websites; the public are recognising this extention more with major charities advertising on TV etc.

    I feel they also suit small developing businesses, as good .co.uk domain names will be out of their financial reach (especially if they get hold of a generic/keyword domain name; it will help their search engine ranking).

    I just cannot see the same happening with .me.uk

    .... but I'm biased ;)
     
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    nuff said!
     
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