Root domain is same as domain home page versus an "inside page"
Usually it's harder to beat a root home page because they often have many more links than inside pages. It can be done but takes longer and requires more links usually.
Of course - if you have all of the keywords in your domain and they don't you have a better chance of beating even a root domain.
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