Why You Should Only Get a .com Domain Name

Why You Should Only Get a dot-com Domain Name  Why You Should Only Get a .com Domain Name

One thing you would notice about this site is that we ONLY have .com domain names.  We know that if you are going to get a domain name you have to get a .com.

With the release of all the new TLD’s (Top Level Domains or anything that comes after the final “.” Ex .com, .net, .edu ect) there is quite a bit of temptation to get a domain name that is not a .com.   But you might be wondering why we really think .com is the way to go.  Why can’t you get another TLD domain name?

.Com has become the default for all major businesses, period.  That’s it.  If you need an example take a look at your IPhone, what TLD pops up when you are putting in a website, .com.  Now when we say “default” we mean that if you don’t specifically tell people that you are example.com they are going to use the .com TLD.  If you don’t believe us we have a great example of one huge company who got this totally wrong.

Ever hear of Over Stock or OverStock.com the company that sells products at discount online?  Last year they decided to get on board with the new TLD’s and purchased O.Co.  They did not own O.com and that was a huge mistake.  All of last year Overstock kept advertising for O.co and that it seemed turned out to be a disaster, a huge disaster at that.

O.Co reported a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars!  It seems that up to 61 percent of their clients naturally went to O.com and not O.co.  61%, darn we wish we would have owned O.com, they’re the true winners in this situation.

Now with that said there continues to be more and more TLD’s being released making the .com TLD more and more prominent in the marketplace.  If you are going to get a domain name for your company, domain for a business or product domain name, get a .com domain name.

Do you have any examples of where companies went wrong with going with a TLD that was not a .com.  We’re pretty sure the Over Stock is the biggest example but we would love to hear others.  If you are interesting in getting one of our domain names that are .com just follow the link to or main page.

18 comments for “Why You Should Only Get a .com Domain Name

  1. July 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Wow! Thank you! I constantly wanted to write on my website something like that. Can I implement a part of your post to my website?

    • admin
      July 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Well thank you for your comment. We would love to have you quote us but please send us a link to your site so we can check it out. We love to spread the word of brandable domain names and brandable business names.

  2. August 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Useful information. Fortunate me I discovered your web site accidentally, and I am surprised why this accident didn’t happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

    • admin
      August 6, 2012 at 7:15 am

      Thanks for your comment and the compliment. We want everyone to know how important it is that if you are starting a business you need to get a .com domain name unless you are an education site and can secure a .edu. So many people fell for the pitfall of the new domain extensions and we don’t want anyone to fall for that again.

      Thanks for the comment and if you are looking to get a .com domain name check out our main page we have some great ones but even if you don’t buy from us get a .com domain name anyhow!

  3. Peter
    August 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    That’s so crazy about o.co or overstock.com as they went back to I’m sure. Could you just imagine the traffic O.com was getting, although I’m not sure if you can own a single letter domain, and I’m sure it would be real expensive.

    As someone that has run into a lot of trademark issues with a business, i am really quite keen on checking out one of these brandable names. Thanks for the post.

    • admin
      August 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks for your comment and we know, we almost couldn’t believe it here either. We knew that we should believe it because we’ve been preaching the importance of getting a .com domain name and only getting a .com domain name for your business for a long time but it is nice to finally have such a huge case study behind what we have said.

      It goes to show you that even huge companies like Over Stock can make such a huge mistake and hopefully everyone that is reading this blog will heed our warnings and only go with a .com domain name.

  4. August 19, 2012 at 11:41 am

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    • admin
      September 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Thank you for your comment. We hope that your blog has a .com domain name. The staff here at Get Domainer doesn’t really care if a blog title is a bit longer and descriptive as long as the blog has the matching .com domain name. The things about personal blogs is that the person reading the blog will be generally interested in the subject and will remember the name and be able to spell it.

      Thanks for your comment and we’d love to check your blog out if you want to send us over the address.

  5. September 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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    • admin
      October 10, 2012 at 12:29 am

      Thanks, we really try to get people the best domain name for their business, company, product or service. We just believe that many companies would benefit from a brandable domain name.

      Thanks again for the great comment.

  6. September 4, 2012 at 12:11 am

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    • admin
      September 4, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Thanks for your comment! We’re not sure why anyone would get anything other then a .com domain name. In this confusing world of domain name extensions the default extension is the .com. I know that lots of companies are getting there own extension and if you have the money and can do that, it’s great but for the rest of us there is NO other extension you should be getting.

      Thanks again for the comment and if you’re looking to get a .com domain name just take a look at our home page, we’d love to help you out!

  7. September 24, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    We couldn’t agree more. We love your site and wish you the best, we also think you can’t start a business without the .com domain name as well. Spread the word of the .com domain!

    • admin
      October 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Thanks for your comment and sometimes we fell we’re preaching to choir but, you’ll be surprised how many people may still not be getting the .com domain.

      Now, there are a few reasons to get something other then a .com, if you’re a college or school related it’s perfectly fine to get an .edu, a charity can get a .org and well if you’re looking to “hedge your bets” as it were and get the corresponding .net or .org for your existing .com that’s fine.

      Thanks again for your comment and please let us know if you have any interest in getting a domain name on our site, we’d be more then happy to help you.

  8. Linda
    October 15, 2012 at 7:26 am

    So crazy, just heard about Conan O’Brian and the trouble he had with the .xxx site! Get the .com domain name all the way.

    • admin
      January 25, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Exactly, that’s why you should only get a .com domain name for your business. You never know what’s going to happen if a country, state or even an internet provider plans or accidentally blocks other domain extension. If any one of these block the .com’s there would be a huge story and basically it could never happen.

  9. Ahmmed L
    November 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Is there any other kind?

    • admin
      November 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

      As far as we’re concerned, no there is no other domain then the .com domain name. Everywhere you go in the world from Asia to Europe, everyone uses the .com. Now you see billboards and signs all over the place with this or that domain name and they don’t even bother to put the domain name extension on the sign because we all just assume that it’s .com.

      The thinking is that the .com is just like the http:// no one puts it in anymore the address anymore or adds it to a billboard or sign because everyone knows it’s there.

      Thanks for your comment.

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