I think we need to move this to a new thread.
I would love input on how the indian market feels about .com vs .in vs .co.in
Here in Canada, we started with .on.ca where ".on" was the province you lived in. At first most people were registering the domains for their province - .bc.ca, .on.ca, .ab.ca, etc.
Now, 99.99% of all registrations are .ca and very few follow the above examples. Is it fair to assume that in time .in will take over .co.in for companies marketing to India and for companies marketing internationally?
Also, here in Canada .com was still quite big for a while, but local search engine results seem to favor .ca domains for search engine results. Now more and more people are moving to .ca vs .com for this reason as well. Furthermore, Canadians are looking to buy from Canadian companies so that they don't have to pay through the nose in shipping. If your domain is a .com, they tend to think you are a US company or are not sure, but with the .ca, they are happy because they know they are dealing with a Canadian company.
As someone who conducts business in Canada and USA, I have tried to register both the .ca and .com names. I hope this helps and I would love to hear any opinions you have on this.
Citibank is both .in and .co.in
eBay = .in
Microsoft = .in (they don't even own .co.in)
I stand by my feeling that even if .co.in is the "go to" extension now, people will move toward .in - it is simpler and in the end more intuitive.
You bring up an interesting point... "But in Physiological reach .co.in have upper hand, as people tend to type or think xyz website is on .co.in instead on .in"
Does anyone own both the .in and .co.in for a popular .com indian site? Seeing which extension gets more traffic would give us an answer on this.
Thanks for restarting the ".co.in discussion"..lolIf you have a great keyword .co.in , I think the aftermarket price could be anywhere from 50 - 90% of the .in price. Depending on how well we can sell it and how the buyer views it as a need for their website.
Personally have sold a .co.in (product keyword) to a large company a few years ago for a very good price (low $xx,xxx). They also bought the .in version during the same time. So am a big believer in .co.in (especially those great keywords that define a product or service)
Thank you for your show of confidence in .co.inYeah, I am fan of both .in and .co.in. I would spend money on .co.in rather than all these trash new gtlds. My strategy is to hold on to the valuable .co.in until the right buyer comes up (no underselling). Like I said before, they are worth atleast 50% of the price of a .in and am sticking to it
Anyway I don't know if the change in displaying the name will affect the weight of the domain name itself in the google algorithm formula to display search results.
But this change certainly give more visibility/weight to title/content instead of the domain name itself.
Content has always been highly valued on the internet. But the domain name matters too. So i think their importances are independent of each other too.