A couple of weeks ago, Rick “Domain King” Schwartz posted a poll on Twitter asking people to help him select a domain name to post the video content he has been sharing on Twitter. My opinion was that Rick should continue to use the RicksBlog.com domain name he has been using for years, and the people who voted gave this name a slight edge over the alternative, Rick.TV domain name.
Over the weekend, Rick announced that he made a decision and will be using the .TV ccTLD domain name which is commonly used for television and video programming:
After much consideration and helpful input from all of you, I have made my decision on where to host my shows.
Rick.(TV) as I also own Ricks.(TV)
— Rick Schwartz 👑 DomainKing® (@DomainKing) September 21, 2019
Although I think it would have been a better choice to continue using the domain name Rick has branded for many years, I don’t think he is making a bad decision by choosing Rick.tv. Domain investors and people who are the target audience for his video programming are likely much more aware of the domain name extension than the general public. The only downside I see is that people who end up reading an article RicksBlog.com won’t necessarily know there is more regularly updated video content on Rick.tv unless Rick promotes it within his blog website.
Rick.TV is a nice brand name for Rick Schwartz’ video content, and it will be interesting to see how Google treats it compared to RicksBlog.com for “Rick Schwartz” searches. Rick.TV will likely have the newer content vs. the legacy content on RicksBlog.com. That will be something to observe.