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Should a person purchase additional domains?

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sportakus
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Should a person purchase additional domains?

When purchasing my domain they always ask if I want to buy .net, .org, info, etc... bedsides the .com. Does this help with SEO or is it a waste of money. I'm not sure if I would even develop them though. They say it secures your name, protects your brand, and expanding your online presence. Any thoughts helpful! Thanks
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wollowra
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Hi Sport,
If you want to protect your online brand then get the .net as well.
If you really do not care about the branding then just get the .com.
For Ex: Mark has Affilorama.com ... I think he would not like someone else to get Affilorama.net etc.. because that is Marks brand.
It offers no SEO value just to park the .net or .org etc.. domain names.
Regards
Troy
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slvrsrfr
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I concur with Troy. It is an upsell that the domain sellers are trying to get you into.

I don't do it on my niche sites, though as Troy has pointed out I do do it on my name. So I own myname.com, myname.net and myname.org

Hope this helps,

Jason
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