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    Hi,

    I am going to start websites mainly targeted for the UK market, but also for other markets (USA, Australia, other European countries...). I am deciding whether use only .com domain, or only .co.uk domain or both of them. And if both, how to solve the problem of duplicate content.

    Thank you for your advices.
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    Isn't the content going to be different for UK and international markets?
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    Originally Posted by dzine
    Isn't the content going to be different for UK and international markets?
    No, content will be the same.
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    Then what's the point of having separate versions, apart from a slight IP benefit maybe. Won't the prices at least be in GBP and USD/Euros respectively?
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    Originally Posted by dzine
    Then what's the point of having separate versions, apart from a slight IP benefit maybe. Won't the prices at least be in GBP and USD/Euros respectively?
    No, they will be only in one currency. So it's pointless to provide 2 domains and I should buy just .com or .co.uk?
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    In that case you could still buy both (to be safe in the future, should you decide to change things later ) and 301-redirect the one to the other.
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    I may be wrong but I don't think I see too many co.uk websites when I search from US

    That being said, com is better (since you are hoping to target internationally) but buying a co.uk one is a good idea, for sure!
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