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Doug Nebeker ("Doug")
Hello. I have been using one domain name for my software business for over 10 years and it has built up some good Google karma that I don't want to lose.
I have also been gathering similar name domain names which might be accidentally typed in when looking for my website. I purchased these domains to ensure that someone else doesn't get them and try to skim off my customers. For example, if my company name is xyz software, I own xyzsoftware.com, xyz-software.com, xyzsoftwareinc.com, etc.
The domains are all registered with one registrar. Should I put up a simple redirect page on the domains, or use a permanent redirect, or? I want to make sure I don't do something to jeopardize to penalize my SEO ranking, and I don't know if a permanent redirect could cause my main domain to inherit bad karma, etc.
I don't think you'll ever get them all. :-)
I just reserve the major TLD's (.org, .net, .com) and maybe some secondary tld's like .info or .us.
If there's a very common misspelling (misspelling.com vs mispelling.com), sure go ahead.
It comes down to how much you want to spend each year.
You can spend $1k easy if you want to get them all. And then someone will come along and hit you with a (your-company)sucks.com, or replace the letter I with number 1 for leek spelling (ala m1crosoft.com).
I'd rather spend the money on a good validated ssl certificate to build trust on my legit domain than try to collect all the possible spellings and misspellings a competitor might target.
Friday, August 16, 2013
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