General TLD question

So I've got a couple of apps I'm going to be releasing soon.  They're intended to be mobile-only - although I do see a possible need to develop a generic website to host some basic info on (and also to serve as the database domain for the apps/etc).

Emotionally - I kinda want a dot.com domain - but the pickin's are slim and I'd have to ruin the name to a degree that it would be unrecognizable as being tied to the app name(s) I've chosen.  I can, however, go the not.com route - and pick something like a .us or .mobi or any of the other variants out there.

Technically - there's no reason for me to stick with a dot.com.  But - since I *am* going to develop a landing page/privacy policy page/etc...is there any reason you can think of where I might want to stay away from the not.com bunch?  Are there any possible SEO ramifications that you're aware of/etc?

Thanks in advance!  Just throwin' it out there!
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jmcgOwnerCommented:
Securing an appropriate domain name should come very early in your product naming process. If you can't register your product name as a .com domain, it's far too likely that you're going to run into conflicts down the road.

The backend for an app, however, need not be particularly visible to users nor be to a distinctive domain name and, for sure, the TLD does not matter.

SEO considerations are probably secondary to the problems of not having a domain name that your users and customers recognize and remember as being associated with your app. For something that is customer-facing, it could be a drawback to no have a .com domain. People can be slow to change and anything out-of-the-ordinary can throw them off.
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erzoolanderAuthor Commented:
That was my thought as well.  I'm just a little conflicted because I'm not really trying to direct people to "the website".  In a sense - it's sort of an afterthought.  But - it should be a well conceived afterthought.  Thanks for the input!  :)
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