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How important is it to buy related domains?

Tatyana Deryugina Founder of academicsequitur.com

October 1st, 2018

I've had some people suggest that I buy domains related to my website (i.e., the .net, .org version + misspellings). I agree with the mis-spelled versions because "sequitur" is pretty hard to spell, but I'm not convinced that if I need the .net and .org version if I have the .com version. Thoughts? It's not expensive relative to other expenses, but I'd like to not spend money unnecessarily.

Heath Gascoigne Founder of HOBA TECH® | Author of The Business Transformation Playbook® | Business Transformator®

October 2nd, 2018

Agree with Austin and Ali. I’ve had a couple of opportunitists try to sell me deviations of my domain. That’s a slippery slope, focus on the main thing.

Ali Jamal .

October 1st, 2018

In my opinion it is a wastage of time because everyday new domains are coming up you do not want to go down that road it would be much time consuming an expensive plus you will be needing to pay for them every year.

Most of them are even not relevant for instance you will buy a .org domain and you are not an organization or a .to domain which is mostly seen or searched in a specific region which is not maybe a place you can do business.

So in my opinion stick to a single domain a .com one.

Austin Sparrow Business Manager

October 2nd, 2018

I think it is a waste of money. It Is better to focus on other important things :-)

AJ Co-Founder & MD @ VadhuPro

October 2nd, 2018

It's a waste of money!

Dane Madsen Organizational and Operational Strategy Consultant

October 2nd, 2018

Users default to .Com - the rest are noise. Save the money.

Sudhakar Atmakuru CTO, Director (Business & Marketing) at JT TechnoSoft

October 4th, 2018

I would not put money on on additional.net, .org just to buy similar domains. There are several domain extensions (more than ten, if you count) Rather I would think of it to be unique so it would not confuse the customer/audience with other similar brands/names. Otherwise, if it is different by only spelling, then may be I would go for such additional ones. For instance, (a neighbourhood social network) neighbour (British english) and neighbor (American) are different by their spelling, but could confuse the website visitor to what to type for the url if the audience is across the globe. I would register both the name for my site if my customer/audience is across the globe, while directing one to another parent .domain.

Hope you got the point.

Good luck :)