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    Am i the only person that thinks "4" is a bit dumbed down?!

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    I would go for 4 as it breaks up the words and will make it more human friendly and shorter.

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    I'd probably go for 'for' but only as long as the letters didn't match those on either side...eg: fluffforrobots

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    personally id buy both, and then pick one as the "main"

    we own both the .co.uk and .com version of our company domain and all we do is forward *.domain.co.uk and *@domain.co.uk to the .com counterpart, you could do the same with xfory and x4y

    you could give the URL out differently depending on the audience, stick x4y on posters around campus to get NQTs and then use xfory when your targetting onlder teachers who want to swap school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RinSewand View Post
    I'd probably go for 'for' but only as long as the letters didn't match those on either side...eg: fluffforrobots
    or franticforplay

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    Definitely get both - partly so it's easier to give the URL verbally, and partly so that somebody doesn't buy the other one and do something unfortunate with it.

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    Well after the advice above I went and got both domains. Thanks for all the comments above. The domains in question are designs4schools.co.uk / designsforschools.co.uk

    My thinkning at the moment it 4 would give me some better options for the logo but when passing on the address verbally I would have to explain it's the number 4 and not for. I would add a Poll but can't seem to add one to an active thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Well after the advice above I went and got both domains. Thanks for all the comments above. The domains in question are designs4schools.co.uk / designforschools.co.uk

    My thinkning at the moment it 4 would give me some better options for the logo but when passing on the address verbally I would have to explain it's the number 4 and not for. I would add a Poll but can't seem to add one to an active thread?
    I'd base your site, logo etc around the 4 and keep 'for' as a plain redirect. Then if you dictate it to someone it doesn't matter, but it's much easier for you to maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    My thinkning at the moment it 4 would give me some better options for the logo but when passing on the address verbally I would have to explain it's the number 4 and not for. I would add a Poll but can't seem to add one to an active thread?
    Why would you have to explain? Tell them it doesn't matter which way they do it as both domains go to the same page. Whether they enter "serviceforsector" or "service4sector" they are going to end up at the same place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Why would you have to explain? Tell them it doesn't matter which way they do it as both domains go to the same page. Whether they enter "serviceforsector" or "service4sector" they are going to end up at the same place.
    these are teachers hed then have to spend ages explaining why it doesnt matter :P (try explaining CNAMEing and A-Records to a teacher :P)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    The domains in question are designs4schools.co.uk / designforschools.co.uk
    Looks like you need to get both design and designs as well

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    im for the 4 aswell.

    think it looks better, easier on the eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Why would you have to explain? Tell them it doesn't matter which way they do it as both domains go to the same page. Whether they enter "serviceforsector" or "service4sector" they are going to end up at the same place.
    Good Point.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    Looks like you need to get both design and designs as well
    Design was already taken hence designs.

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    I was obviously too subtle You had designs4 and designfor

    If somebody else has a similar name then you need to be cautious that you're not going to get confused with them, either in terms of them getting annoyed that you're riding on their coat tails or you having issues when they turn out to be cowboys and ruin your reputation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    If somebody else has a similar name then you need to be cautious that you're not going to get confused with them, either in terms of them getting annoyed that you're riding on their coat tails or you having issues when they turn out to be cowboys and ruin your reputation.
    also if they are genuine and do have the needs of the customer at heart they might take offence to haveing someone use a similar name and stealing business off them.

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