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Buying Domain names for all extensions

Hi All,

 

I am new to the concept of domain investing and have a doubt I would like to clarify. When one is buying domains, is it prudent to buy all extensions for the same name or just a single extension would suffice. Eg: If my domain name is yahoo and it is available on godaddy should I stick to buying only yahoo.com or is it better to buy .in, .org , .net for yahoo.

 

I got this doubt after trying to appraise my domain in another website and  one of the reasons cited was .org and .net are also available. Hence the value for my domain in less. Please  advise.

 

 

 

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Re: Buying Domain names for all extensions

@depth 

 

I am not a professional domain investor, just someone who owns a bunch, sold a bunch and have worked with lots of onliners to attain the domain(s) they really want.

 

With all the extensions available, .com is still the most valuable TLD.  Owning all the primary TLDs (for example .com, .org, .net, .biz and .edu)  can make sense.  It prevents others from riding on your coattails or diluting your brand.  So if you have a bundle of the domain extensions for that would apply to that particular domain's market it would make sense to purchase them.

 

That said, TLDs are for specific uses, right?  You won't use a .org if you are not a .org -- same for  .edu.  .orgs and .edus are the only ones who would or should use those domains.  So determining what is most desirable for that particular domain is key -- including the fact that if someone else owns the .com the value of all the others could be diminished.

 

Purchasing all available extensions can get pricey and many are not valuable or desirable to the masses.  So unless the domain is a *really, really, really* good domain, purchasing every extension isn't worth the investment as you would then have to find a buyer who wants to purchase them all so you can recoup your investment.    In my experience most do not.

 

I know there are a couple folks who are into domain investing for a living that stop by here on occasion -- maybe they'll pipe in with their experiences.  HTH! Smiley Wink

 

Judith
"Do one thing every day that scares you." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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Re: Buying Domain names for all extensions

Hi @Muse,

 

Thank you very much for the advice. Reading this makes me feel a lot better that I didn't go for all the extensions for my domain  :-) .

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Regards,

Depth

Re: Buying Domain names for all extensions

I find it funny that they can sell those domains it’s trademark infringement according to godaddy or is it only trademark infringement when you use the word google. I ran into this a few years back almost 10 years ago when I bought google my system.com. Over the last 10 years I have received close to or more than 1 billion hits on this site go daddy made out, google got me shut out and I got absolutely nothing from the domain cant even sell it according to godaddy.

Which brings me to my question when is something tm infringement and when is it not if you copy someone’s domain name like google and own google.net is that tm infringement or when you use the word in your own business name like in google my finger.com is that trademark infringement. None of it makes sense because if it is trademark infringement why is godaddy selling them.


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Re: Buying Domain names for all extensions

Hi @allimeena,

 

Welcome to the Community!

When you register a domain name, neither the Registry nor ICANN search any database or record of trademarked names prior to issuing your domain. Domains are simply made from various combinations of letters and numbers. The domains - godaddy.com and dagodyd.com - use the same letters, are both valid domains, but only one would end up being a trademark infringement. It's always up to the party registering the domain to verify whether the name is in use for another business and would not violate a trademark. The end of the domain (.COM, .NET, .INFO) has no bearing on whether or not it is an infringement. You may wish to seek legal counsel before buying a questionable domain.

 

 

 

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