- Apr 15, 2002
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Originally posted by safesys
.tv's are used by some reasonably prominent companies here in the UK. So are .co.uk's.
.org's have their place for non profits - but when a commercial entity uses a .org it either says "fraud" or "couldn't get the .com" - neither of which I see as helping to get that sale.
Saying that is ridiculous many non-charitable web-sites use the dot.org extension. According to ICANN rules it may be used by any organization, not only charities. In fact, the word Organization does not mean only charities, it could be a stock brokers organization, a traders organization, investors org, medical org, financial org, mlm org, seo org, software org, computer org, even a domain organization. Saying that "says fraud" is one of the strangest and most incorrect odd allegations I have ever read.
Also, the UK market is comparatively very small, just because .TV may be prominent :laugh: in the UK market means little. In the U.S. (far and away the #1 online market) it is very rarely used and online. Many TV names were sold for obscene prices due to their great marketing campaign. Most all simply now redirect to a firms dot.com website or do not resolve at all, very few TV's have developed websites. Plus, dot-tv seems to have vanished, rarely if ever seeing their ads anymore.
Most alll advertising, especialy TV commercials use Dot-com and dot-org's. I don't recall seeing more than 1 commercial for a dot-tv or dot-net. It's 99% com and org in the U.S.
Regarding your other claim that using org means you could not get the com is not really fully accurate. Many firms are happy with an org name. In fact, I have several cases where I own both the com and org and have the org as the developed (commercial) web-site, and actually have the dot-com redirecting into the dot.org. That's because I feel the org extension helps to denote trust and integrity more than the dot.com and visitors are more likely to place confidence in the web-site content as a result.