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    Default Is it a bad idea to develop a .info website?

    I've used .info in the past with no issues but that was years ago. I am just wondering if it still a good idea to use the extension is it considered spammy because they are cheaper to register? I picked up a great .info name I think it has great development potential.

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    I would say - it depends - ...

    #1 It is a pain in the ass to start something from scratch ... doesn't matter .com .info or .idiot
    #2 What is a great domain name? TopPoker.info ... free to register for $2.50 and it sounds nice. But also free (why) to register is pokeraussie.com which sounds a ton cooler ofc ($6.80)!

    So, for me it depends on the goal. If you are up just to build a quick site, take whatever .tld you want. It doesn't matter.

    If you go for some long-lasting nice website, search further for a brandable .com - even better, find a brandable .com which is connected and online for some years and buy it for small money. Example: I park blackjack, roulette and baccaratempire.com since years for further usage.

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    +1 with Eenzoo

    I think it's possible that something in the algorithm(s) gives more trust weight earlier to some TLDs than others. So, if that was the case, you might have to work a little harder (and/or longer) to get a .info on its feet. Just a theory, might be b***cks.

    Given how much effort starting anew on anything takes (and all the evidence suggests it's harder now than what it was a year ago...and also suggest it'll get harder still)...then probably erring on the side of Eenzoo's suggestion makes the most sense.
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    You mentioned picking it up, is that an expired domain that has been used before? Or you just thought up a good name with potential and bought it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulEchere View Post
    You mentioned picking it up, is that an expired domain that has been used before? Or you just thought up a good name with potential and bought it?
    It's a keyword domain name that was available to register all other extensions are taken.

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    I think it's not a bad idea if it all fits together.
    I myself love new extensions (actually not so new anymore) that can give something to a brand that a .com can't.
    I'm not just talking about .bet, .casino, .online There's a bunch of it that can be used in gambling.

    Although to be honest, it's good to choose something that sounds cool, ew keywords, but now how would I bet how many people type the address. I think 10% (I'm shooting) most probably click on google/bing or social media anyway so here it or com/eu doesn't matter.

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    I'm not sure it will prevent you from getting good results if you know how to do SEO. For example, I found a .info site in France and it ranks high to this day. Not even just in France. Here we should already be talking about methods and approaches to promotion.

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    I've heard that some TLD's are not seen with good eyes by google.

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    1- There are no "great" .info domains.
    2- But you can't really find great .com domains, either anymore.
    3- If you like the domain and can't come up with something better that's a .com, go for it and see what happens. You can always change domains later.

    At one time, I think Google "disliked" .info domains, but I doubt that's still the case. The heart of SEO, though, is experimentation. Put up great content on a .info site, get some great links, and see if your content gets indexed and ranked. If not, you've learned something value.

    I wouldn't put all my eggs in a .info, though. Part of the game in this business is having a backup plan and possibly multiple backup plans.
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