QUESTION:

Does anyone have strong opinions about using .com vs.
.net? The cost difference is huge — $299 vs. $12.99 (this is quoted from
godaddy.com).
ANSWER: 

If it’s available (even at $300), then I’d recommend going with a .com for ease of use for the customer. .com is the option that most users will automatically type – people are just used to typing .com at the end of email addresses, websites, etc. – so you’ll wind up with fewer lost people looking for your site.