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I am about to make a site regarding programming and technology.Being very new to the webmasters field I don't know much about what features does the .com,.info,.org etc offer.If I built a site on any of these (.com,.net,.org etc etc) and add a feature that every member can make his own profile on the site,will I have to give some extra money for that ?Moreover does all of them allow such features?Please help me out.Thanks!

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People are voting to close. Shouldn't we make a suggestion about where this question should go or where else it is more appropriate? If nowhere else then maybe it should stay here for the programming content in it to be answered. – John K Dec 5 '10 at 6:44
John K: Good point. The proper forum is probably webmasters.stackexchange.com – Gabe Dec 5 '10 at 6:45
I asked this question on webmasters.Why did my question migrated to SO and then migrated back to webmasters? : S – Fahad Uddin Dec 5 '10 at 11:01
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Sometimes TLDs may affect traffic since .COM is most popular. And most of the people, if they are not aware with TLD of your site, try .COM first. But most important is domain name not TLD. Moreover i would suggest you to use wordpress 3.0. It'll help you to build a site easily as per your need. You just need to pay for domain name and webspace.

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Thanks a lot for the comment – Fahad Uddin Dec 5 '10 at 16:58

I don't know much about what features does the .com,.info,.org etc offer

They're domain names, they don't offer any features beyond name resolution. Your domain registrar may offer more features, however.

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The TLDs (.com, .net, etc) doesn't affect the content. It's just a part of the domain name, and the content will be up to you.

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To put it into reality:

  • A domain name is just like the "name of your business" (e.g. McDonald, Hungry Jacks, etc). Does it mean something to you? Maybe yes, maybe no. But it is always recommended to choose a good domain name so that no one can leave a bad impressions about it. Just imagine that you have a business name, e.g. BankruptFast, what do people think about it?

  • A hosting service is just like a "place/premise to do your business". Obviously, once you think of a business name, you may have to consider renting/buying your own business space.

Therefore, a domain name will be non-functional without a valid hosting service. Hope this helps

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+1 for the BankrupFast.I am about to purchase a domain name that contains '0'(zero),instead of 'o'(alphabet O).The domain name was not avaiable in plane english so I replaced the 'o' with '0'.Does it sound good and can compete with good domain names out there? – Fahad Uddin Dec 6 '10 at 12:00
I highly recommend you not to combine an alphabetical domain with some numeric number. Just imagine that someone is asking about your domain. If you have a domain name: g0DonutKing.com, you will certainly have to spell your name to anyone who asked it. Do you think that google.com is much more better than g00gle.com? There are still tons of domains you can select and you can try to mix and match it. You can use the domain registration portal at domreg.asphostserver.com for new domain name registration. Hope this helps...:-) – user3688 Dec 6 '10 at 21:00

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