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CHEESE2009
03-28-2012, 06:12 PM
Alright, so a 'name competitor' just lost his .com website, and I was contacted by email from some random guy at Affordable Domain Sellers to see about buying it.

I own the .ca version.

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1. Buy the .com, slowly get rid of the .ca

2. Buy the .com and continue to use the .ca

3. Forget about the .com

I like #3 the best. Your thoughts?

mark123
03-28-2012, 06:33 PM
I've found that whatever you tell people they still use "dot com" when they type in a URL.

"Hi, my site is dongleflip.net. Look it up and tell me what you think."

"OK, I typed in dongleflip.com and got a pjorno site. What kind of business are you running anyway?"

I choose #2. Just use a domain pointer so that either version goes to your site.

CHEESE2009
03-28-2012, 06:58 PM
I've found that whatever you tell people they still use "dot com" when they type in a URL.

"Hi, my site is dongleflip.net. Look it up and tell me what you think."

"OK, I typed in dongleflip.com and got a pjorno site. What kind of business are you running anyway?"

I choose #2. Just use a domain pointer so that either version goes to your site.


$$$ :(

God dammit. lol. I don't want to put more money into this online world. In time... in time...

Thanks!

mark123
03-28-2012, 07:05 PM
How much do they want for the domain name?

CS-LawnService
03-28-2012, 07:53 PM
get the dot come and just forward the CA to it use the same website for both addresses

Ducke
03-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Get the new .XXX

CHEESE2009
03-28-2012, 08:05 PM
Get the new .XXX

I have heard of that, looking at it right now.

mark123
03-28-2012, 08:06 PM
get the dot come and just forward the CA to it use the same website for both addresses

If you're going to do that make sure the .com throws a HTTP 301 redirect/moved permanently code. I'd just run them both as the same site.

Steve
03-29-2012, 05:39 PM
.com may be big in the U.S. but is .ca bigger in Canada? Do people in Canada regularly go to .com or .ca?

CHEESE2009
03-29-2012, 06:35 PM
I do believe a .com is more popular... However, there are some big companies located all over the world who use .com and .ca to cater to different audiences.

http://www.homedepot.ca/ (Canadian pricing)
http://www.homedepot.com/ (American pricing)

It's all very weird. With the above stated, you'd think '.com' would mean it's an American site, but a .com I suppose is used to actually cater to 'everyone'.

Anyway, even I would type www.homedepot.com, forgetting that I would need to check the .ca version. :o

If someone were to obtain 'gopherforum.ca' it wouldn't be that awful, no one would think to type .ca. :cool:

Ducke
03-29-2012, 06:56 PM
Scott
Stay with the .ca be proud of being Canadian.
besides you don't do business outside of Canada so why bother with changing everything to .com ?

Steve
03-30-2012, 02:07 PM
If someone were to obtain 'gopherforum.ca' it wouldn't be that awful, no one would think to type .ca

If it were .ca, would we all have to use french? zut alors!

CHEESE2009
03-30-2012, 03:16 PM
Hahahaha!

I just read today, that .ca will allow websites to use accents on characters.


brian'slawncare
03-30-2012, 05:42 PM
get the .com

most people will default to .com as someone else said. I've fond myself doing it all the time. besides, if you buy it, then no one else with your name wil ever get it...you have more flexibility. I know it may be expensive, but think of it as an investment...

CHEESE2009
04-01-2012, 08:01 AM
I have gotten two emails now, from;
* http://affordabledomainsellers.com/
* http://www.fastnametrade.com/


Wouldn't it be easier / cheaper to just contact the host (GoDaddy) of the domain?


The email from 'fast name trade';

Hi,

I'm currently considering selling the domain name XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.com. As you own
a very similar domain I was wondering whether you'd like to submit a bid or offer
for XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.com.

Warm regards,

Niki

So she's currently, "CONSIDERING"? Wtf, lol... Scam or what, trying to act as if it's not in her best interest to sell it to me. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

CHEESE2009
04-01-2012, 05:16 PM
Alright. I will be the proud owner of two domain names.

My name competitor is going to be really angry when he finds out, LOL.

I'm sure he accidentally forgot to pay to keep it (as he still advertises it as his website), or I scared him off from using a website as my .ca was more popular in the search results.

I don't believe that I can get into any trouble, lets say, if he wanted his website domain back? LOL.

I could always sell it for a brand new mower :p

Costing me an additional $13.99 per year. Not bad.

justin_time
04-01-2012, 05:47 PM
I have gotten two emails now, from;
* http://affordabledomainsellers.com/
* http://www.fastnametrade.com/


Wouldn't it be easier / cheaper to just contact the host (GoDaddy) of the domain?


The email from 'fast name trade';



So she's currently, "CONSIDERING"? Wtf, lol... Scam or what, trying to act as if it's not in her best interest to sell it to me. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I have been getting the same thing.... I just hit delete button

SECTLANDSCAPING
04-01-2012, 06:02 PM
The register will hold it for a month or so after it expires. After that you can register it for the normal price.

I would get the com and redirect it to your site. It takes two seconds to do and you wont lose any pagerank that you would if you moved. Then you get the added benefit of having both.

CHEESE2009
04-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Please be advise that after registering a domain name, it will be active within 24-48 hours, as it takes time for the new information to propagate to all of the DNS servers around the world. Please try accessing your domain after the specified time.

^ Just waiting for this shenanigans. I own the domain now. Once it's active, I'll re-direct it.

:) feels good.