1) I am probably being overly heavy handed (I do have the tendency to be short, blunt and rude to some sensibilities).
2) We can disagree over peoples aptitudes as muchas we like - it doesn't change the fact that some people will never get it right in the short term.
3) Are you, (some of), suggesting that a .com is a necessity and should be the primary link/url given out due to some peoples inability to recognise/remember/recollect a different ext.?
4) Are you, (some of), stating that even if the .com doesn't quite marry-up to the business name, it should still be bought and used to ensure that the lowest common denominator are catered for?
So - if I am reading this correctly.
Joe Bloggs and his mates run a small time business that imports and exports shoes.
Their company, Sole Matters Ltd., are unable to purchase any relevat/associative .com as they are all being used.
Instead, they have opted for both a .NET and a country specific one (.co.uk/.co.nz whatever), with and without Hyphens.
www.solematters.net // www.sole-matters.net // www.solematters.co.nn // www.sole-matters.co.nn
Now I would have stated the .NET was enough...
I would have recommend picking one of the domains, and marketing with it...
www . SoleMatters . NET // www . Sole - Matters . CO . NN
Yet some of you are stating that
A) The Hyphen is going to be a problem.
B) Not having the .COM is going to be a problem.
Also, it appears that some of you are stating that having something like...
soleshoesales.com // buyshoesoles.com // shoesoleio.com
should be purchased and pushed instead of the others for the simple reason that it's a .COM...?
Is this correct?
Further - what the hell are people talking about when they say about "cheaper" for .NET domains - everywhere I look there is no price difference between .net/.info/.com./
Edited by Autocrat, 09 October 2007 - 07:52 AM.