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do you have the word "Forum" in your domain-name ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by erich37, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I am just thinking of buying a domain name which includes the word "forum".

    Do you have domain-names (or operating live websites) with the word "forum" or "forums" in the name ? So I am talking about the domain-name itself, not about having the word "forum" as a subdomain.

    Just wondering if it makes sense and if it is of an advantage or disadvantage ?
    Is it market-able, etc. ?

    Many thanks,
  2. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    yes, I use forums.domain.com, or whatever.
  3. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    He said -not- about using forum/forums as a subdomain.

    I won't use domains with forum/forums in it usually, just because it doesn't flow as well. 
  4. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    No, but now tha tyu mention it, it makes sense. That might be easier for someone to find/remember than forum/domain.
  5. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    I have domains with and without "forum". My next community will have "forum" in it.
  6. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

  7. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    www.mw2forums.com - yeah. I do.

    If you're buying a niche traffic site with the "forum" or "forums" tag next to it...You should see other like-minded websites to see what kind of membership they have and act on it.

    For example, MW2 has sold more than 15 million copies world-wide. Most MW2 sites have thousands of members, in fact, a COD4 forum has over 88k members. Eighty Eight Thousand Members.

    So, to answer your question: Yes, its marketable, you just need to pay attention to the numbers first. Learn how the market reacts to a specific forum.
  8. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

  9. kprojects

    kprojects Well-Known Member

    Yes, I find (if they're available) they rise to the top of google searches quicker and stay there..

    example: http://www.glockforums.org - if you do a search for glock forum (or forums) it's in the top 3-4.. it only took a couple days and it was up there..

    BTW: I did the same with NexusOneForums.org but the site never took off even though it was the 2nd result in google searches.. that domain is for sale if ya want it btw ;) ($30)
  10. James

    James Well-Known Member

  11. fattony69

    fattony69 Well-Known Member

  12. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Nope ...
  13. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member


    so yes :D
  14. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Nah, not really.
  15. Alluidh

    Alluidh Well-Known Member

    Only the name of the project because the forum is a part of it, not the complete project ...
  16. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

  17. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Only as subdomain. Would never use it in main domain, I think it looks amateurish.
  18. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    bad choice - you really don't know what the future holds for 'forums' (think long term) .... plus, if your site grows it will most likely have more than just a forum

    your domain should describe the subject not the application; so, if your site is about forums than it's ok
  19. Facepalmx2

    Facepalmx2 Active Member

    Nope.. I hate using the word 'forum' in any type of domain. The topic needs to be stated in the domain, but with fewer words than any other part of your site.. so I chose gnfgaming.com, tripco.de, etc.
  20. Green Cat

    Green Cat Active Member

    No, I prefer synonyms such as talk, discussions etc

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