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Ask Shama: Should we switch to a .com?

Dear Shama,

We own a .net domain name and have a pretty robust website. When we first started the business, the .com version was not available. On our website, we have hundreds of pages, all indexed by Google, and we rank well in the search engines. Recently, we were able to purchase the respective .com ending for our same domain name. Now the question is: Should we switch? Does it hurt us to …