Business Domains .com/co.uk query

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Found 6th Feb 2010
Hi guys,

Starting up a new business targeted only at the UK, with possibly a very very minor percentage being european sales, but I would try to avoid that.

Does it matter at all that my domain is available in .co.uk but not .com

I've heard that its best to have both..
But is it essential?

Any advice/info will get repped.

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What about having the .eu address too? What's stopping you from getting them? cost?

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aardvarking;7769436

What about having the .eu address too? What's stopping you from getting … What about having the .eu address too? What's stopping you from getting them? cost?



Eu is a possibility.
Oh no, not the cost, just .com has been taken but the .co.uk is available.
When I have another look at .eu if its similar price I may get both.

So it doesnt matter?

if both are available co.uk and .com register them so you can link to both domains and have some more visitors, u can use different keywords for .co.uk and .com

If there is already a company that has your business name for "com" is there not a danger that they may get confused with your "co.uk" web site (and vice versa).

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Dreraf;7769483

if both are available co.uk and .com register them so you can link to … if both are available co.uk and .com register them so you can link to both domains and have some more visitors, u can use different keywords for .co.uk and .com



both not available no only .co.uk is available.

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guilbert53;7769486

If there is already a company that has your business name for "com" is … If there is already a company that has your business name for "com" is there not a danger that they may get confused with your "co.uk" web site (and vice versa).



How do you mean?(sorry for being a bit dumb)
I certainly wouldnt get confused as my market is uk, and as mentioned above for eu i have the option of .eu
I certainly dont want the business to market in countries outside of eu.

guilbert53;7769486

If there is already a company that has your business name for "com" is … If there is already a company that has your business name for "com" is there not a danger that they may get confused with your "co.uk" web site (and vice versa).


[url]www.apple.com[/url]

[url]www.apple.co.uk[/url]

if not available just register one but maybe it's worth finding something unique where you can register .co.uk and .com and make sure nobody else will register similar domain with .com extension, just look at hukd, they have .com and .co.uk domains registered, only .com and .co.uk counts... .eu is not worth registering
also... if you are starting with your website it's worth finding domain with keyword for example if you are opening furniture store look for domain containing this word ie. furniture...co.uk it will get better position in search engines...

ok.. where is my rep...:whistling:









..we've all been cheated... there will be no rep...:cry::cry::cry::cry:

t0mm;7769516

[url]www.apple.com[/url][url]www.apple.co.uk[/url]



Yes, but just because there ARE examples does not make it right.

The apple.co.uk company probably only set it up hoping to sell it to the larger Apple company :-)

I think you are far better adding a prefix or suffix to your company name making it unique, and so you can then grab the com if you want to.

For example the Football Association web site is "thefa" and not just "fa" (which had probably gone).
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