What makes you decide between a .com or a .co.uk domain?

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I'm just about to register a new domain (yes, yet another one - I dread to think how many I've already registered this year so I'm choosing not to) but was wondering which domain extension do you normally go for .com, .co.uk or something else entirely?

A lot of the time I go based on what's available, though I tend to avoid domains where the other is already registered - with this one I was going to register the .co.uk version but it's appeal will not only be in the UK so I've stopped and I'm now considering the .com

And now it's made me curious as to what everyone's preference is... :)
 

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I'm just about to register a new domain (yes, yet another one - I dread to think how many I've already registered this year so I'm choosing not to) but was wondering which domain extension do you normally go for .com, .co.uk or something else entirely?

A lot of the time I go based on what's available, though I tend to avoid domains where the other is already registered - with this one I was going to register the .co.uk version but it's appeal will not only be in the UK so I've stopped and I'm now considering the .com

And now it's made me curious as to what everyone's preference is... :)
If it’s for a U.K. audience then I just go for the .co.uk but you are right in that if the .com isn’t available then I wouldn’t touch that domain

Then I would just forward the .com to the .co.uk
 
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I do it the opposite way around. I would forward the .co.uk to the .com, but I like to own both if possible.
 
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I do it the opposite way around. I would forward the .co.uk to the .com, but I like to own both if possible.
Ooh! Do you always register both versions? I do occasionally do but I'm so flaky with my projects I worry that I'd be throwing money away...
 

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Ooh! Do you always register both versions? I do occasionally do but I'm so flaky with my projects I worry that I'd be throwing money away...
Mostly, but there are a few .com domains I own, as I'm not sure if I'll do anything with them x I'd rather have the .com than .co.uk as most people use .com these days.