This is just a general question. I am looking at buying 2 new domain names for some small side businesses and i want to name then .co.uk which is available, but .com is taken and its run in USA so not an issue for me - BUT been reading this can have an effect on SEO and getting the name higher in the rankings.
To be honest, their .com is hardly used and they do not do much around it - but would you run with the .co.uk only. Its hard to get all areas covered, but .com and .co.uk seem to be the main ones.
I bought a domain for a client a few months back and they insisted I get .co.uk and .com for this reason too and also so no one can copy them in terms of name.
What is your view?