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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?
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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.
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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.

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

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How much do they want for the domain name?
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get the dot come and just forward the CA to it use the same website for both addresses
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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.
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.com may be big in the U.S. but is .ca bigger in Canada? Do people in Canada regularly go to .com or .ca?
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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.
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