We’re down to two clear finalists:
and lots of folks are making excellent points.
Let me hit some of the highlights.
- The crowdfavorite.net supporters generally tell me that .net is the second best choice after .com, while the crowdfave.com supporters seem to genuinely like the crowdfave.com domain.
- crowdfavorite.net is easily translated from hearing it to typing it.
- crowdfave.com is shorter than crowdfavorite.net.
- If I do end up getting crowdfavorite.com, a transition from crowdfavorite.net is probably easier.
- Conversely, crowdfavorite.net is more easily confused with crowdfavorite.com.
- crowdfave.com suffers from “how was that shortened again?” issues.
- crowdfave.com is more informal and fun.
- Yes, I will have both pointing to the same place but I need one domain for e-mails, URLs in documentation, etc.
- crowdfavorite.net keeps the tradition of having the business at a .net address (kingdesign.net).
- The less tech-savvy folks I’ve asked have been nearly unanimous on crowdfave.com – they are not as comfortable with .net TLDs.
- Brian nicely articulated:
i’d rather have a .net domain and have it be the name of my company than have a .com and have it not.
This was also the argument made by Scott and Eric – that the domain should match the company name if at all possible.
I was always planning to use crowdfavorite.net, but the response to crowdfave.com has gotten my attention. This decision is holding up a number of things, but I want to make sure I’ve thought it through completely. Your input in the comments and by voting is very much appreciated.