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Ok to get .co.uk when .com already registered?

 
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May 27, 2010 06:23 |  #1

Finally looking to setup my own site, nothing fancy & not to make money from, but the name I thought of shows the .com URL has already been registered although not in use, but the .co.uk hasn't. So would I run into probs now or in future if I was to use the .co & keep watching the .com to see if it lapses, or is this more hassle than it's worth??

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May 27, 2010 06:38 |  #2

I'm not an expert, but I don't think it going to hurt you, especially if you aren't concerned with globally-targeted SEO.

Using a regional extension can be helpful if users are querying from google.co.uk for example.

There's so many top-level domains now, it's like alphabet soup.


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May 27, 2010 06:41 |  #3

Shultz wrote in post #10254542 (external link)
Finally looking to setup my own site, nothing fancy & not to make money from, but the name I thought of shows the .com URL has already been registered although not in use, but the .co.uk hasn't. So would I run into probs now or in future if I was to use the .co & keep watching the .com to see if it lapses, or is this more hassle than it's worth??

Shelton.

Received wisdom is to get both but if the .com is registered by a non UK resident then the risk of a future conflict of interests is reduced (note not eliminated) though you do say the fact that the .com is not in use is a concern ~ when was it first registered? Could be a cybersitter waiting to try to sell it in future for £££'s ???

Just my 2p's worth HTH :)


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May 27, 2010 06:46 as a reply to  @ Box Brownie's post |  #4

I got all mine in one hit and use .com on both and have .co.uk pointing at the sites aswell, so for me it work's well..;)


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May 27, 2010 06:54 |  #5

Thanks for the help so far, at work atm so can't check the Whois data but never thought to see when & where it was registered, it's not connected to any big name firm brand I just think it's catchy (so does the com register is seems!)

Not bothered if I can only get the uk, but as others have said it would be nice to have both or know it's not gonna cause problems and hassle in the future.

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May 27, 2010 14:54 |  #6

Had a look & the .com addy is registered via godaddy in 2008 & is "parked" it doesn't give anymore info than that though?

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