Massively Popular Community Driven Deal Site Acquires .Com Domain

March 5, 2010 · 1 Comment  

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Being a huge fan deals myself, I find myself visiting several times a day. I often wondered why they never owned the .com version of their domain name but the other day I saw an updated on the whois of and is now in control of the owner of According to Compete the .com got around 50,000 – 70,000 unique visits per month. The .com was formerly a parked page seen here, now the domain is 301 redirected to the .net domain.

Still think any extension besides .com is worthwhile?

*I do not have any details about how the domain was acquired, nor when it exactly happened.


One Response to “Massively Popular Community Driven Deal Site Acquires .Com Domain”

  1. Gordon on March 5th, 2010 3:52 pm has run a tremendously successful business on a .net, where the .com seems to get about 2.5% of the traffic as leakage.

    Annoying yes, confusing yes, business killer no.

    Smart to get the .com? Absolutely.

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