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Thread: .org domain
12-14-2006, 10:08 AM #1RapidGuest
I really need some advice from fellow hosters.
About 3-4 years ago when i started my hosting company i came up with a name and i stuck with it, i mean thats you should do right? Once you name your company and start advertising and getting ball moving you have to stick with it.
However when i came time to make a domain name all the extensions were gone, i tried every possible way of arranging the company name so i could find a domain.
In the end the only thing i could do is get a .org extension. Never bothered me before but .org are "suppose" to be for "free" organizations. Well my hosting company sure is not free so do you think its in the best interest to scrap the domain? and at this point that means changing the name a bit as well, i tried once again to keep the domain but find a better extension but thats hopeless.
Basically for the first time in 4 years (and i have many customers under this name) someone called me out on my domain, said some really mean things along the lines of im not smart enough to host his site because i choose a .org extension and i should have known better. of coarse my only defense is i had to stick with my company name despite the .org extension.
Maybe i should brush it off but i didint get much sleep lst night and all i wonder is how many other people think about my domain name extension while looking into my company and get turned off by it, i would say not many but maybe im wrong.
Anyway there it is, please give your thoughts.
12-16-2006, 03:24 PM #2
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well it is a hard situation to be in but you can always change the name. I have been trhough this before and I did change my company name before and of course you know many companies get a new name not just because of a domain extension but also about some other things and to be honest you shouldn't worry about it at all but start thinking of setting up or coming up with a new name .
And when you do that you will just have to make some sort of a press release to the web hosting world, email your current clients too and you will be in a good position. Also don't get rid of this domain because you can still use it as a lead or something since there can be many links of it on the web.█ For Reliable and Affordable Web Hosting Packages, Please visit kooshin.com
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12-21-2006, 10:57 AM #3etechsupportGuest
Let it clear the doubt the .org domain name is now not to be supposed as "free Organization", I still find many sites with .org tld for commercial purpose. I don't think it is good time to shift to other domain name. However if you get a preferred domain name you may consider to go from 301 permanent redirect route, IMO.
12-21-2006, 04:06 PM #4(un)cooldudeGuest
My personal opinion is that sticking with a (dot)com extension can only be beneficial. Research has shown that most people automatically think (dot)com when you say your company name. I've also found that having a dash can be detrimental as well. Honestly, as long as your customers are happy with the service you provide, and you're gaining new clients, you're doing well. Don't sweat it so much.
However, I would definitely be considering a name change to accommodate a higher profile presence, and to make it easier to remember. Just remember to keep your customers informed about any changes you make. Happy customers don't leave.
p.s. I had to add the (dot) in front of com, because the lovely 5-post limit warning came up. silly....