‘Allo, everyone! You guys have always been there to help me, so I decided to ask you one more question before I head to bed. A friend of mine is developing an Android app. She wants to create a website for said app. She has already chosen a name for it. We did a search on GoDaddy and it turns out there are a number of domain options. A .com is not available, but pretty much everything else is (.co, .info, .net, .org, .ca, .me, .ws, .us, .mobi, .biz). Now, since this would be for a cellphone app, I was thinking .mobi would be the best choice. What is your opinion on this? Thank you in advance!
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With .com, all someone has to remember is what came before it. For instance, you don’t remember google.com, you just remember google. Anyone who is unsure what the domain is will try .com first. Any other domain requires that to be committed to memory as well.
Mostly just for America, right? Google in my country results in google.nl (i’m Dutch). In Germany google.de etc. etc. The top level domain name isn’t that important I think. The name before the dot is much more crucial. Google will figure out the rest….
If I were you and had to pick between joshuanhibbert.nl and guywithawesomesunglasses.com the first one always wins. Except maybe for some explicit top levels like .xxx or .sex
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I quite literally laughed out loud at that comment. But the others make a good point. And the dot com is available if I use the format get[appname].com or get[appname]app.com, so I guess my friend has a decision to make. Thank you, everyone!
But who is entering a complete URL these days? I if was looking for a specific app called appname for my phone I would type the name in google. I believe appname.mobi in this case has an advantage over getappname.com
Come on @TheDoc. This is a valid discussion. I value your opinion, i really do, but i’m not convinced. A .com is not better than let say a .org or a .abc At least i can’t think of any reason.
The only thing what matters is SEO. You want to be found. Google, as far as i know, doesn’t have a preference in this regard.
@joshuanhibbert suggested that is was easier to remember a URL, but i never type in a complete URL. Just put in a search argument in chrome, hit enter en click the desired URL. (.com or not) As most of us do, i think.
In my opinion the TLD doesn’t matter. What’s before the TLD is very much more important.
Please give a solid reason to think otherwise. Not just: I say so, therefor… That’s to easy.