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    .us domain names

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    Just wondering what your opinion is on the ".us" domain name extension. My business is at a point where everything is ready except for the URL. We've had tonnes of great ideas for ".com" addresses but as you can imagine, they're all taken. We have the right name for a .us but I wanted to get your feedback on what you all think about .us domain names.

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    I don't think it as a bad idea, since we can make enough rankings in search engines, if we optimise the contents for them. AFAIK, .us domains can be registered by a us-based registrar. (I love urls like mail.us ,forward.us, script.aculo.us, del.ico.us etc. )
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    I read that some extensions bring up confusion and might divert traffic from the .us (or .net or .org) to the .com... I guess I'm wondering how it's accepted or "known" by people/consumers...

    You bring up a good point though... does google and the SEO powers out there regard .us sites just as good as .com sites?

    Meaning... assuming two sites that are the same except for the .com and the .us, which would rank better?

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    The extensions are, from an SEO POV, completely irrelevant.

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    But by default, browsers looks for the .com extension first. (same thing happens if some one press Ctrl+Enter key by typing the name with no TLD extension)
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    Nothing to do with SEO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abduraooft View Post
    But by default, browsers looks for the .com extension first. (same thing happens if some one press Ctrl+Enter key by typing the name with no TLD extension)
    Firefox looks up Google by default and performs an “I’m Feeling Lucky” search if you just type in a keyword into the address bar. If you type a site name and your site is top ranked it will take you directly there. Otherwise it will show the search results page.

    I’m not sure about the U.S. but I know in Europe people are pretty much aware of possibly different TLDs. Of course, everyone goes with the customs and thinks of the most widely used domains at first but if you have a strong brand and just distribute your domain enough people will get used to something other than the usual “.com”

    And as said before the TLD has no effect on search engine ranking, it’s the content of the site that matters. I did get a “.info” domain pretty far up in the search results as well.

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    awesome... thanks for the feedback gang!

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    As per my personal experience, I would always advice you to select a domain name for which you can have ( .com/.net,and .us).

    In case you specifically want to use your selected "domain" with country extension (.us), then it will help you score higher rankings on Google

    However it could create confusions if there are other versions of domains running like yourdomain . com OR yourdomain . net

    You can also try contacting .com or .net users and can purchase their domain ( if .com/.net websites remain mostly inactive)
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