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Which domain name (if any) do you like the best?

teamxim.com
xim.tech
xim.zone
None of these

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Offline OBsIV

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Help us choose a new domain name!
« on: 01:49 PM - 02/21/16 »
Hello everyone, as our company grows and our roadmap expands to new products, product-specific domain names will not scale. We'd like to start the thinking around new domain names and to get your feedback about it.

If you any alternatives to those in the poll, please specify it here.

(By the way, "xim.com" is already registered and the owner wants an insane amount of money for it, so, it isn't an option. :)

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #1 on: 02:26 PM - 02/21/16 »
It's a tough one OBs. You've painted yourself into a corner by using the product name as the URL, so changing it to anything else is likely to work against you.

Xim.com would be the obvious best choice. Failing that, you should aim to have Xim at the start of the URL for SEO best practice. Avoid novelty domains like .tech and .zone if possible - people know and trust .com, so why break the convention?

Your best bet may be to stick with Xim5, Xim6, Xim7 etc. Unregistered domains are cheap and I'm sure you've already planned ahead on that front. Those three alone should cover the next 5-10 years. At the very least, use them as redirects to the site URL.

Alternately, maybe something like ximkbm.com, ximcia.com (console input adapter), or ximgaming.com.

Or you could pull the product name from the URL altogether and use a business / company name. It'll hurt initially, but people and search engines will adapt.

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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #2 on: 02:35 PM - 02/21/16 »
i prefer ximtechnologies.com or ximgaming.com
maybe even ximadapter.com

if i had to pick from the suggestions then teamxim.com
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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #3 on: 02:51 PM - 02/21/16 »
Our company name is XIM Technologies, Inc. (which is where xim.tech came from).
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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #4 on: 02:52 PM - 02/21/16 »
i prefer ximtechnologies.com or ximgaming.com
maybe even ximadapter.com

if i had to pick from the suggestions then teamxim.com

I meant to mention ximadapter.com too, but you'll need to register both adapter and adaptor.

Our company name is XIM Technologies, Inc. (which is where xim.tech came from).

Given the context, that makes perfect sense. Just be wary how that affects both consumer perception and search engine indexing as Google has always favoured .com in the results. So maybe use ximtechnologies.com as a redirect.
« Last Edit: 02:58 PM - 02/21/16 by antithesis »

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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #5 on: 07:15 AM - 02/22/16 »
.tech is a terrible domain-name imo, it definitely should be something with .com since most people arent even aware that theres a .tech domain
(i havent browsed a .tech domain just once since i use the internet)

ximtech.com id say then though i prefer something like ximgaming since that is the common domain extention for big gaming device companies such as astrogaming.com or scufgaming.com
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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #6 on: 07:51 AM - 02/22/16 »
I agree with Od1n, XIMTECH is a great name, a lot of great people have tech in their names  ;D

I hope the next version of XIM gets a name change. I think that XIM has evolved so much, the name doesn't feel right anymore.  This will also provide the opportunity of have different products for different needs...may be a a TITAN One competitor? I can always wish...right?  ;)

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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #7 on: 11:24 AM - 02/22/16 »
Unfortunately ximtech.com is another parked domain asking for too much money for it.

.tech is a new TLD. There are tons of different TLDs now. Over time, you'll see more and more site move away from .com, .net, etc.
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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #8 on: 03:44 PM - 02/22/16 »
Just a few ideas (hope you don't mind me throwing a few ideas in) -

teamximtech.com
ximtechteam.com
ximtechgaming.com
teamximgaming.com
ximgamingteam.com
ximteamgaming.com
ximtechnologies.com
ximgamingtech.com
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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #9 on: 05:10 AM - 02/25/16 »
Unfortunately ximtech.com is another parked domain asking for too much money for it.

.tech is a new TLD. There are tons of different TLDs now. Over time, you'll see more and more site move away from .com, .net, etc.

Holy @#$%, has some  literally gone out and bought these domains just so you'd have to pay them a shiteload of money to get them?
Im uneducated on these matters... but for what use would anyone else have for ximtech.com


I really like the ximtech.com idea.
I dont like xim.tech because i didnt even know .tech was a thing, many people will be in my boat and not know it exists and will probably type in ximtech.com anyways lol.

But as you said its taken...
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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #10 on: 07:50 AM - 02/25/16 »
It's obvious, really...

XIMO.com

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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #11 on: 08:38 AM - 02/25/16 »
Since you can't get XIM or XIMTECH I wouldn't worry about it. Antithesis has made some very good points. But when XIM5 comes out and you change the domain it kinda hurts your search results I bet. Better to have an overall domain and I agree on what you're saying. But right now it's not possible so until XIM or XIMTECH become available I wouldn't worry about it.


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Re: Help us choose a new domain name!
« Reply #13 on: 02:05 PM - 03/03/16 »
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