Dominers have discussed the issue for years.
What is the bleed over from a an advertised extension other than .com to the .com due to the fact that users often default to a .com since its the best known extension.
Now I know for sure.
On a sleepy Sunday morning, the last day of the winter Olympic games, the CBS morning show did a 5 minute piece on the Move Your Money movement highlighting MoveYourMoney.info (you can watch the piece on that site)
If your not familiar with this movement, let me fill you in as a way of background.
In December Arrinna Huffington of the Huffington Post, fed up with big banks polices of high interest rate credit cards, pulling credit lines, charging high fees while offering savers almost no interest, started the movement, telling people they should take their business from the big banks and move there money to smaller community banks and credit unions.
She also started the Move Your Money project on Facebook.com, which now has over 33,000 fans.
The domain MoveYourMoney.info was registered in December under privacy.
We registered MoveYourMoney.com years ago.
So now back to Sunday.
The CBS show mentioned the site moveyourmoney.info during the piece and even showed the site.
However internet users tendency to naturally default to the .com, caused in this case, over 27,000 visitors to go to the .com up from just 175 visitors the Sunday before.
So note to the proponents of the new extensions, please develop and promote all these alternative extensions you want.
.com owners can’t wait.