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Hey, I am looking at some niche domains and was wondering what peoples thoughts were as to dot com vs dot net vs dot anything else when it comes to building a following and ran

Hi Stephen,

Regarding rankings, search engines focus more on the relevance of your domain name and content over domain extension. Whether .com or .net it isn't really going to matter much.

As for building a following, I believe a .com has an edge. It has an established familiarity with people because it is more recognizable. A .com tends to commit to a user's memory better and overall has a greater online presence. I believe this is important when competing with a niche site.

Whenever possible I would always go with a .com. But that is not to say a .net wouldn't be just as successful.

Hey Stephen,

The experts on this topic may offer you help in their post here: https://moz.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-domain-name-whiteboard-friday

Hope this helps you.

I've never known that it makes a difference for rankings...

Thanks, I went for the dot net as I have no competition from the inactive dot com and if it becomes available I will snag it as well.

Stephen

I think nobody knows for sure from the search engines point of view. They will not tell you and I think they claim there is no difference, as I remember there is such a statement by Matt Cutts, but I would also agree with Moritz, it is how people see it.

Kyle says in his last blog that com gives you more chance for a better ranking.

There is a good video lesson about this subject and Moritz is right, it won't affect a website rankings but it does effect somewhat the trust your website is initially given by visitors. Dot com addresses are more common and hence more popular. When people are typing a search term and guessing at a domain name 80% will choose dot com before anything else.
Ken

Mine is a .net....I'm not sure if it matters.

It doesn't matter that much for rankings, but I would always try and get a .com domain.

There is only one exception: when I create a website for Germany I use .de which is the related country code top-level domain (TLD) in Germany.

Most people will expect a .com, especially when you are targeting the USA.
They will remember that domain easier than another TLD.

Cheers
Moritz

Thanks Moritz, I appreciate you taking time to answer.
In the past I have always went for dot com's only as my preference.
Regards,
Stephen

HI Stephen, I did some research and checked with several people and it really doesn't seem to matter. Both .com and .net are well known and well used by many people. The important thing is to be able to choose a domain name that reflects what you are looking for. Also, both .com and .net are equally good at SEO. Good luck.

Wayne

Thank you Wayne. I have one in mind that really reflects what I want but only dot net is available and the owner of dot com is not using it just holding it for a price that I would not pay.

Regards,
Stephen

I had a similar situation, Stephen, and the person wanted a price that I felt was outrageous. I was going to go to dot net but in the end, I chose a slightly different domain name that I could accept under dot net.

Regards,

Wayne

I meant to say I chose a domain under dot com.

Wayne

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Domain purchases dot com vs dot net vs others ?

Domain purchases dot com vs dot net vs others ?

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Getting Started

Hey, I am looking at some niche domains and was wondering what peoples thoughts were as to dot com vs dot net vs dot anything else when it comes to building a following and ran

Hi Stephen,

Regarding rankings, search engines focus more on the relevance of your domain name and content over domain extension. Whether .com or .net it isn't really going to matter much.

As for building a following, I believe a .com has an edge. It has an established familiarity with people because it is more recognizable. A .com tends to commit to a user's memory better and overall has a greater online presence. I believe this is important when competing with a niche site.

Whenever possible I would always go with a .com. But that is not to say a .net wouldn't be just as successful.

Hey Stephen,

The experts on this topic may offer you help in their post here: https://moz.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-domain-name-whiteboard-friday

Hope this helps you.

I've never known that it makes a difference for rankings...

Thanks, I went for the dot net as I have no competition from the inactive dot com and if it becomes available I will snag it as well.

Stephen

I think nobody knows for sure from the search engines point of view. They will not tell you and I think they claim there is no difference, as I remember there is such a statement by Matt Cutts, but I would also agree with Moritz, it is how people see it.

Kyle says in his last blog that com gives you more chance for a better ranking.

There is a good video lesson about this subject and Moritz is right, it won't affect a website rankings but it does effect somewhat the trust your website is initially given by visitors. Dot com addresses are more common and hence more popular. When people are typing a search term and guessing at a domain name 80% will choose dot com before anything else.
Ken

Mine is a .net....I'm not sure if it matters.

It doesn't matter that much for rankings, but I would always try and get a .com domain.

There is only one exception: when I create a website for Germany I use .de which is the related country code top-level domain (TLD) in Germany.

Most people will expect a .com, especially when you are targeting the USA.
They will remember that domain easier than another TLD.

Cheers
Moritz

Thanks Moritz, I appreciate you taking time to answer.
In the past I have always went for dot com's only as my preference.
Regards,
Stephen

HI Stephen, I did some research and checked with several people and it really doesn't seem to matter. Both .com and .net are well known and well used by many people. The important thing is to be able to choose a domain name that reflects what you are looking for. Also, both .com and .net are equally good at SEO. Good luck.

Wayne

Thank you Wayne. I have one in mind that really reflects what I want but only dot net is available and the owner of dot com is not using it just holding it for a price that I would not pay.

Regards,
Stephen

I had a similar situation, Stephen, and the person wanted a price that I felt was outrageous. I was going to go to dot net but in the end, I chose a slightly different domain name that I could accept under dot net.

Regards,

Wayne

I meant to say I chose a domain under dot com.

Wayne

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I was working on one of my sites late last night and today when try to log in through site manager it goes to a blank white page with my domain/wp-logmein.php in the navigation

Hi - Just had the same problem. Did you get yours sorted?

As Katie said, try logging in via your WP login page, which you can reach by:

http: // yourdomainname dot com/ wp-admin

~Jude

It might have been a glitch if after a time you still cannot put in a support ticket, you can also log in through Word press

Same thing happened to me last night. I was playing around with adding a new user and ithemes security settings. Must have done something wrong.

Anyways send a support ticket into WA and they will fix it for you. Took them less then 10 minutes. Thanks Guys.

Cannot log into my site through site manager?

Cannot log into my site through site manager?

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Website Development & Programming

I was working on one of my sites late last night and today when try to log in through site manager it goes to a blank white page with my domain/wp-logmein.php in the navigation

Hi - Just had the same problem. Did you get yours sorted?

As Katie said, try logging in via your WP login page, which you can reach by:

http: // yourdomainname dot com/ wp-admin

~Jude

It might have been a glitch if after a time you still cannot put in a support ticket, you can also log in through Word press

Same thing happened to me last night. I was playing around with adding a new user and ithemes security settings. Must have done something wrong.

Anyways send a support ticket into WA and they will fix it for you. Took them less then 10 minutes. Thanks Guys.

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