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What is your opinion of '.info'?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Fufu, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    '.com' is king, not during this point in time of the internet. :)

    What is your opinion of '.info'? :coffee: Is it complementary to a xenForo community? :cool: Other TLDs '.net' or '.org' serve a better response for an information community? :confused:
  2. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I like to pull what some of the old school people use to call, "pulling a Microsoft"

    Microsoft was one of the 1st .com domain names. But they made it a point to register every top level domain extension as it become available (they were the first to do so).

    So you can reach Microsoft (at one time) by using


    In the old days whenever someone did the same thing, they called it "pulling a Microsoft" :p

    I also do find it ironic that a company which started its web roots from the beginning has fallen so far behind and normally just "doesn't get it" (Bing for example).
  3. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    In your opinion is '.info' appropriate for a forum based community?
  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I believe "pulling a Microsoft" is more appropriate today, when founding a community. If not possible, pick a new name.

    However, I don't think its inappropriate to use a .info
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  5. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Doesn't really matter what extension you use. It's the content within.

    .info domains are extremely cheap and if your site is basically full of information then use it :)
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  6. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    I would make sure the main domin is a .net or .com if you're starting out.
    I've had this weird issue on my .us domain
    I have had people try to refer others, even I have tried, and the people are like "Red dead dot us? Don't you mean dot com? Let me try dot com. OR did you mean dot net?"

    But I'm pretty sure this is all down to your audience. Clearly, if it's a webmaster/tech oriented community you won't have that issue >.>

    .info is exactly what adam said, simply "pulling a Microsoft"
    I do it! It's kinda nice, but I do it because I had someone squatting on a company .info and .org a few years back and they were beating us out on google for a few terms? Not that we actually tried to get ranked by google *most of our traffic is from word of mouth/business cards* Then they tried to sell us the domain -.- for $$$$
    I don't like that lmao

    GoDaddy tends to offer me a $1 .info or a free .info so I just take it for the year. If it's less than $5 to renew, then i'll renew otherwise I let it go.
  7. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    To be honest, .com is cheap, as is .net, .org etc. ~$10 a year for a domain is bloody great value! Personally I'd PREFER prices to be around the $50 a year mark as it would reduce the number of squatters.
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  8. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    If .com is taken I'd use .co before .info.

    Like others I 'pulled a Microsoft' and bought all the other domains. Even a couple that sound similar. A small price to pay to save headaches in the future.
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  9. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    I tend to equate .info = spam

    I don't even bother clicking on them in the search results if i see its a .info domain.
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  10. rollthebones

    rollthebones Active Member

    I don't like .info at all. Kiddie forums use them because they're a whole $6 cheaper, and so do spam sites.

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