Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Graphic And Web Design Support Forums > Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions.

Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. Need a lawn care business website built? Talk about search engine optimization. Or ask your lawn care and landscaping business web building related questions here. Show us your landscaping business web site for review.

.com


Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions.

Need a lawn care business website built? Talk about search engine optimization. Or ask your lawn care and landscaping business web building related questions here. Show us your landscaping business web site for review.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-28-2012, 05:12 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default .com

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.

-

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?
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 03-28-2012, 05:33 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-28-2012, 05:58 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mark123 View Post
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!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-28-2012, 06:05 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

How much do they want for the domain name?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-28-2012, 06:53 PM
CS-LawnService CS-LawnService is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paw Paw West Virginia
Age: 52
Posts: 133
Rep Power: 5
CS-LawnService is on a distinguished road
Default

get the dot come and just forward the CA to it use the same website for both addresses
__________________
Chris Hoeltke
serving Winchester Virginia and surrounding areas
C&S Lawn Service

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-28-2012, 07:02 PM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 0
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default

Get the new .XXX
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-28-2012, 07:05 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ducke View Post
Get the new .XXX
I have heard of that, looking at it right now.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-28-2012, 07:06 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CS-LawnService View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-29-2012, 04:39 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,974
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

.com may be big in the U.S. but is .ca bigger in Canada? Do people in Canada regularly go to .com or .ca?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-29-2012, 05:35 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

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.

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

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
Today 08:19 PM
by mowandblow1980
7 445
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
Today 08:11 PM
by mowandblow1980
21 865
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
Today 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 399
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
Today 02:53 PM
by acrajchel
4 1,407
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
Today 02:48 PM
by acrajchel
2 65
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
Today 02:34 PM
Today 02:37 PM
by Chilehead
1 22
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
Today 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 62
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Today 11:02 AM
by Brownieboy
1,253 438,150
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
Today 08:36 AM
by Steve
13 240
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
Yesterday 09:14 PM
by Chilehead
19 784
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
06-24-2016 07:26 PM
by acrajchel
9 10,102
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
06-24-2016 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,138
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-24-2016 06:59 PM
by acrajchel
7 3,042
Ybravo 25 mowers
SGL1
06-11-2016 09:52 AM
06-21-2016 03:44 PM
by acrajchel
5 294
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
06-17-2016 08:28 AM
by SGL1
94 34,482
anyone interested in a...
GoGreenerKS
06-16-2016 01:00 PM
06-17-2016 02:58 AM
by SC93
4 172
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
06-16-2016 05:28 PM
by acrajchel
3 328
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
06-16-2016 05:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 323
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
06-16-2016 05:22 PM
by acrajchel
9 545
How can I fix my...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
06-10-2016 07:47 PM
06-16-2016 05:19 PM
by acrajchel
2 232
Need a lil help
Cpadgett
06-05-2016 09:51 AM
06-16-2016 05:17 PM
by acrajchel
5 363
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
06-16-2016 05:01 PM
by acrajchel
4 9,759
New Member from...
tiptoppmanager
06-15-2016 07:39 AM
06-15-2016 03:18 PM
by SC93
2 170
Brand new fish pond
Flynn landscaping 2016
06-12-2016 09:53 AM
06-13-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 147
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
06-06-2016 08:46 PM
by Cpadgett
11 509
New Member from Texas
NathanR
06-02-2016 06:13 PM
06-03-2016 09:17 PM
by SC93
7 329
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
06-03-2016 07:02 PM
by SGL1
3 502
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
by SGL1
11 781
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
05-31-2016 01:12 PM
06-02-2016 10:11 PM
by SC93
2 289
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy