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Thread: better to have multiple domain name extensions better than languages switch ?

  1. #1
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    Nov 2006

    Question better to have multiple domain name extensions better than languages switch ?


    i'm currently preparing a huge web application and while i was looking other websites, i discovered that almost nobody use languages switch to change interface language. All companies purchased different domain name like:

    - www.mywebsite.fr
    - www.mywebsite.com
    - www.mywebsite.es
    - www.mywebsite.de

    Can you tell me why are they doing this ?
    because it means that all domains share the same DB but only domain is used for SEO and to easily manage languages.
    However it means they must update each domain separately when they change code.

    So why are they doing this ?

  2. #2
    I think no, its wasting of money at all.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2014
    Dubai, UAE
    Yes it is great to have geographic domains with languages

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    Aug 2004
    Multiple domains can point to the same directory on the same web server, so there is no separate updating of domains. (Presumably there is a test early on in the common code to check which domain was used, and set the applicable language flag appropriately.)
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