I am lucky to have found the most ideal domain name with TLDs free. the problem comes in with local one of competitor's country here :)
I thought generally buying all secondaries (non-TLDs like own and neighbouring country suffixes, biz, info) would be better to do.
This is a close (but in many ways, specially in apparent client/product strategy, not alike) competitor that is almost at same early stage as me. I am considering whether I should buy the local domain suffix for this competitor's country, too, whose one-time cost is 15 times all other necessary endings.
The reason is that I thought the competitor might buy my for example myfirm.fr domain, and redirect it to his service. that means that country's users who type their local ending thinking it belongs to me would be sent to the competitors page.
do you think the competitor can be that openly 'cunning'? is such a practice common? do examples of these exist?
or should I be relaxed and just rely on TLDs and the most immediate local suffixes?
thank you very much for your opinions!