No .com? Add the Domain Extension to Your Name and Logo

By Daniel Scocco

We all know that .com domains are the best option, but it is also difficult to find good ones that have not been registered yet. The alternative is to register a .net or .org domain.

There are many popular blogs that are not hosted on .com domains, so if that is your case do not get discouraged. One thing that you should do, however, is to add your domain extension into the name and logo of your site.

The logic is quite simple. Suppose your domain is “coolwebsite.net”, but the name and the logo of the site both display only “CoolWebsite”. A visitor coming from another blog or from a search engine will pay attention to the name and logo, while neglecting the URL. Should that visitor want to visit your site the day after, it is likely that he will just open his browser and type “coolwebsite.com”, and if your site is not there he will just go somewhere else.

If your logo displays “CoolWebsite.net”, on the other hand, there is a higher chance that the user will recall the domain extension. If you do not own a .com domain, therefore, you should attach your extension to your name and incorporate it into your brand.

Want some practical examples? Check the three headers below, they come from popular blogs using this technique:

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52 Responses to “No .com? Add the Domain Extension to Your Name and Logo”

  • halı yıkama

    Great idea. I should implement that on some of my websites. A a website designer I find your blog to be a very valuable resource.

  • halı yıkama

    useful tip, i will try to use this tip, thx.

  • halı yıkama

    interesting 🙂

  • Prasad

    Hi,
    Does any popular websites operate with .net extension? Could any one help with short key for .net (like ctrl plus enter for a .com)

  • vps

    thanks.. good

  • denizli web tasarım

    thank you man

  • film izle, fragman izle

    thank you nice sharing

  • lida

    Well, we started again… All the time I think I know ALL about css … somebody destroy my idea. Anyways, thanks, is good to know that I didn’t know some clinches.

  • halı yıkama

    thanks

  • Jason Fox

    excellent tip. thanks for this.

  • IHG

    I always try to do this if I have a non .com extension i.e. make the extension a part of the branding. I think with the increase of extension types, this will become even more important.

  • iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması

    Good tip. Thanks

  • Rüya Tabirleri

    thanks for this great article

  • firefox indir

    thank you nice blog 😉

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