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Good reasons not to use a .tv domain as main portal

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by stoofa, 12 May 2010.

  1. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

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    Location: Chatteris

    OK - mad marketing department has come up with a plan to move away from our current .com domain and market around a .tv domain name we own.

    Now I've thrown in the basic arguments.

    1. .com is considered the defacto domain extension, sure market a .tv but don't move the main corporate site or email from the .com

    2. Find me 10 well known companies that have marketed around a .tv domain

    3. .tv is currently 10 years into a 12 year lease. After such time the small island that owns .tv could stop leasing the domain name out. We all remember the uk.co fiasco

    Can anyone think of any other good arguments (I say good as they would need to go into a counter document) for not using a .tv domain?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GravyMonster

    Capodecina

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    The main one is that someone who isn't familiar with your website is most likely to type in companyname.com rather than companyname.tv, which leads to possible squatting issues.

    Other than that and the one's you've stated, that's about it. I think Google used to have geo-location issues thinking that .tv sites were Tuvalu islands, and so wouldn't show them up very well in SERPs, but I think this has now been resolved.

    I don't personally see the problem with it, just make sure you at least own the .com version of the domain and forward the traffic on.
     
  3. Dj_Jestar

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Back in East London

    Are your employers a tv channel, like bid-up.tv?
     
  4. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 12,150

    Location: Chatteris

    We are in the set-top box business.
    Writing the software for them, designing the boxes.
    Selling complete video-on-demand solutions to hotels and large telco's (like Sky or Virgin in the UK - we don't have anything to do with them).
     
  5. Paramount

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jul 2003

    Posts: 2,075

    Is it Humax? (lol x 2)