Hello, I'm getting ready to build a website and the .com is taken but all it is, is a book Is it bad to pick a .net? Basically your picking the same name as a .com, it's just that you pick .net instead. Can that make search results confusing between the two websites since they are the same except for the .com/.net. I hope I make sense because I am way green behind the ears. The name is very important and I'm so excited to start this website because I found my Niche - Spirituality but I'm I will have sub niches, like Law of Attraction but it is going to be a big site so I need to get trucking and the name is holding me up, of course.

Please HELP:-)

Thank you for your time and expertise,
Miss Chellie - Michele

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MKearns Premium
There may be a way to work your first name into a .com Misschelle. I did that on two of my sites. A good strategy for .com domain name hoarders!
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ChrisDE Premium
.net should not be the issue. But your competitor, who owns the .com domain might come after you if the domainnamr is a name that is trademarked or so. I‘m not a lawyer, though, so i‘m not sure if that is something that could really happen. More importantly, I would want to avoid being confused with them by my visitors. What about social media handles (twitter, instagram, facebook)? Are they taken by your competitor as well?
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misschellie Premium
Thank you ChrisDE...GOOD GOOD point...omgosh I would not want to be suid and I bet you it is trademarked because he has been around ALONG time and is well known in the community. So you are probably right. I will now more than likely go with the .com name I have chosen that is Spiritual as well, and it's catchy.

Thank you so much:-)

That was great advice,
Michele
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marmar463 Premium
I don't think that .net will be a problem but Kyle had said I believe that .org would be better. I would try a .org before a .net but it is up to you I hope this helps you out.
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misschellie Premium
Thank you luv bug. I appreciate the feedback:-)

Michele
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marmar463 Premium
You are so very welcome
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merlynmac Premium
Back in the day the .whatevers were for specific things...org for non profit, com for commerical, net for network providers and so on. Today it's not much of an issue. You can get whatever you want. The trick is to make it stick in your visitors mind. How many times have you been told a non-.com domain name and automatically put .com at the end by mistake? That's a risk you take when you don't get a .com domain but how important that is to you is for you to decide. I prefer to find .coms just because most people expect it. Take this with a grain of salt. My primary domain (for personal use only) is a .net so...
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misschellie Premium
Thank you Merlynmac. That totally helps. I kind of feel like if they go to the .com, they may buy what they have because we are promoting the same thing. You said you do it for personal. This is business so I don't want my searches going to him by mistake. He is a HUGE guru in the spiritual community too. If they get his website by mistake, they will be happy or click away from there. I'm not in that picture at all. I'm still struggling with keywords and Law of Attraction is to broad so I have to have a sub niche and the site I'm talking about is all Law of Attraction.
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merlynmac Premium
Glad I could help.
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JerryMcCoy Premium Plus
I don't think .net will be a problem but wait for a few more responses.
Jerry
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misschellie Premium
Thank you JerryMcCoy:-)

Michele
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