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View Poll Results: Which Domain Name?

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  • lastname.net

    13 100.00%
  • lastname.us

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  1. #1
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    I want to get a Domain Name for my Portfolio.

    Which Domain Name?

    lastname.net

    lastname.us

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    I'm not crazy on either, although regional TLDs in general can have some influence on search engines (I'm not sure about the .US TLD specifically, though). If I were you, I'd go for lastnamedesign.com or lastnamedesigns.com or something like that.

    You could always get both and mirror them (such as adamwebdesign.com and adamwebdesign.ca do).

    But if you have to pick between one and the other (and for like $9 US/year, it's not that much), then I'd pick the .net one. At least then you've got a shot at more global clients.
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    I'm not a big fan of country code TLDs (such as .us).

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    Normally, I'm not either but they do have regional search engine targeting advantages.
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    Both. I would choose .net.

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    Of cource .net. I like .US domains but NET has its own great spirit.

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    Thank You

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    Senior Member misterphotoshop's Avatar
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    I would preferably go with a .com but if I had to choose Id go far .net jsut because many people dont know those sort of domains for example some people still dont know that .ca stands for Canada but slowly they are figuring that out. It could just be that us canadians are a tad slower but thats highly unlikly imo

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    I'd go for lastname.com myself. But, if you really want me to choose, I'd go for lastname.net.
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