Sites and their tlds
Posted on 2014-12-05
So we are setting up a new site for a Business Improvement District (BID) for our local town. So initially we would name the new site TownNameBID.co.uk (or .com) . However with the new domain tld out we are thinking of getting TownName.BID using the new BID tld.
.BID is meant to be reserved for sites such as auction sites, however this will actually be more of a community support site.
I would have thought that technically it should not really make much difference particularly once all the appropriate Local Business is placed on the site. But what is the possibility that by search engines it may perceive this a an auction site as opposed to a community site.
as well as technical issues are there any anecdotal issues where the wrong tld may put people off.