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I've found a really good niche that has some great domain names left. However, most of the .coms are taken but there are still some great .net .us .org and domains left..

Have you had any success reselling these domains or holding them for traffic?.

Which ones, in your personal opinion, are the best. Hopefully this thread can help all of us make more informed decisions...

Comments (8)

I have no real experience here, but .net and .org usually are the best. The country domains aren't as good because I think search engines penalize them (like a us search for something will penalize the results, and vice versa). I can't say that for sure, but I assume it's correct...

Comment #1

I have found that .org sites work very well in the right niche. I think it is because .org is often used in charity and not for profit sites so they have a presumed authority to the masses..

Something like is far inferior to but something like is far inferior to, so it all just depends on what the niche is..

Comment #2

Good point. An information site is better as a .org and a commercial is better as a .net...

Comment #3

Actually, this isn't necessarily true. if you wanted to lend an air of authority to a mostly commercial driven site, wouldn't a dot org be a viable option?.

Or let's say you want to market an entertainment site as if it has some educational value... for example

Comment #4

I didn't know there was an educational market for asiananalsluts. Man you learn something everyday...

Comment #5

I did some quick research by checking out Spade's site - Domain name sales history, from namepros, and was able to do some basic ranking based on sales and avg. price. I don't think that this info has the final say in regards to which is the best secondary tld but it can help. Especially if you are just looking to flip the domain..

However, I'm more interested in long term traffic performance and sales conversions and resell value combined..

Total Domain Sales.

1 .net.

2 .org.

3 .us.


Avg Domain Sales price.

1 .Co.Uk 3,591.

2 .Net 3,079.

3 .Org 2,709.

4 .Us 1,375.

Interesting how the one with the least amount of sales has the highest avg sale price. That would probably come down as the volume went up but it shows there are some opportunities there...

Comment #6

It is totally dependent on niche and your intention for the site. Some domains will be far superior to some .org's or .net's ( better than, as a general rule if only .com is taken I'd reg both the .org and .net and forget the rest. Some niches that are geo-targetted though would be better served by that geo's country code. For instance, for UK loan site I think you'd want the rather than a .net or .org - but if you planned on expanding out of that niche, then you'd want the the .net or .org and you'd want to get subdomain like Really, it's a common sense issue as far as which domains you'll need or will be most useful to you. As far as sales though, .net's are the second highest selling (volume) after .com's.

That's why my advice would be that if you are looking for resale value or flipping the domain, to reg the .net. If you are looking to develop the domain you could have better luck with the other TLD's though...

Comment #7

Thanks. I've got more coming. I've made the same post at namepros and will compile all the info I gather and post it for everyone...

Comment #8

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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