I'm naming a new web app. I came up with a name that I really like. Based on Google searches, it's not being used by any existing company or product, however, the .com domain name is registered by a "premium domain name service" who are charging more than I'm willing to spend.
Can I register an alternative (.net or .io) instead and just let them keep the .com? What are the long term consequences?
- In terms of SEO
- Will I be open to negative publicity on the .com address
- Am I likely to lose traffic when people type
example.comand see a parked website instead of my actual site