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Old January 28th, 2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Anyone use these? Thoughts on them?
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Old January 28th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #2
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A client/colleague of mine uses one. His business name ends in TV though so it was a no-brainer. I think most people will remember the domain name BEFORE the "dot" and tend to add "com". That's why I went with dot com for my domain.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 12:51 PM   #3
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I have com, net and tv (and sometimes org) for all my domains. Cheap insurance that no matter how much anybody screws up, they end up with you anyway.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #4
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Our business is mostly web design. A .tv domain is ok if you also own the .com (i.e. yourname.com and yourname.tv).

If you're buying the .tv domain because you can't get the .com - people *will* go to the .com address and send your email to the .com address.

Unfortunately, .com has become the "default" domain - anything else is second best.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #5
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The problem is, of course, that at this stage of the game, dotcoms that sound anything like anything are already registered.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 07:43 AM   #6
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The problem is, of course, that at this stage of the game, dotcoms that sound anything like anything are already registered.
That's not entirely true. When I registered my domain 15 months ago, I got my a .com domain with my full company name, Covered Bridge Productions. A bit long but dead easy to remember. What I couldn't get was the abbreviation, CBP.com, but that was OK.

My point is that there are still some out there so don't give it up out of hand. I think the key to a good domain name is to get the easiest one to remember.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 07:57 AM   #7
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Yup I am using it iNorthEast.tv
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Old January 30th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #8
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I have com, net and tv
Hey Adam,
How about sending me your website links.

info@jeffemery.com

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Old January 31st, 2009, 10:59 AM   #9
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The problem is, of course, that at this stage of the game, dotcoms that sound anything like anything are already registered.
And I heard the same thing back in 2000. I advise clients that have not yet finalized a company name to let the availablity of a .com influence that decision. A lot of very successful companies have used what the US Patent and Trademark office calls a "fanciful name". A made up nonsense name.

For example, instead of "Nelson Video Productions", call it "NoodleQ Video" and register noodleq.com. It's memorable and you're not stuck with a second-best TLD.
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