Author Topic: Domain names  (Read 283 times)

Domain names
« on: August 21, 2014, 01:04:12 PM »
How popular are the new top level domains (.music .photography .business .email) relative to the .coms?

I'm starting a band and we're looking to get in early to register a domain.
The main (best) .com .co.uk ones are gone.
.music is still available.

Does it simply come down to how good your marketing is in terms of getting your site recognised, or do these well known domains help?
Would we be better off going for www.genericrockband.com / www.genericrockmusic.com or www.genericrock.music?

Re: Domain names
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 01:06:07 PM »
Also, should I stop searching for the name followed by domains?
Is someone watching google and knocking up the domain prices?

Re: Domain names
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 02:10:22 PM »
Does it simply come down to how good your marketing is in terms of getting your site recognised, or do these well known domains help?
Would we be better off going for www.genericrockband.com / www.genericrockmusic.com or www.genericrock.music?

It literally doesn't matter, as long as your fans are smart enough to type the URL in correctly.

You might want to avoid naming yourself close to anything that's already got a strong presence on Google though.

Also, should I stop searching for the name followed by domains?
Is someone watching google and knocking up the domain prices?

They won't watch Google but some people do watch search listings on domain seller sites, so they can squat anything that suddenly spikes.