Choosing the right Domane Names is very important. There are lots
of theorys as to what is the best way to set out your domane name,
but the most important one ,for business, is relevance.
If your web site is for business then it is best to have a domane
name relevant to the product or service you are selling ie. if
you are selling printable stamps then a domane name like www.printable-stamps.com
is going to be ideal.
Of course, if you already have a business name then that would
be the best domane name for your web site, that means that offline
customers have a far better chance of finding you online. The
more relevant the domane names, the more people are likely to
remember your website.
Arguments rage amongst internet "gurus" about the best way to
have your domane name, whether you should separate the words with
a - or just to lump all the words together. Il leave that decision
up to you, but the clearer the domane name the better in my book.
There are lots of places you can get domane names from so here
we have trawled through the endless sites selling domane names
and hand picked some that offer good domane names at affordable
Domane Name Providers
The first we are going to profile is www.GoDaddy.com
The team at www.GoDaddy.com
are always happy to help you find the right domane names, if the
.com is taken they also offer everything else from .us and .uk
to .jobs and .eu.
are not just about domane names they can also arrange your hosting
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are one of the best domane names providers.
The second domane names provider we have selected for you is
Launched in 2000 Dotster.com
has nearly three million domanes, and is one of the world's largest
ICANN-accredited domane name registrars.
gives customers something worth clicking for: their domane name
registrations include free URL forwarding, free domane name parking,
free SpamShield, free TransferLock, and free ownership transfers.
customers can also add features like WHOIS privacy, e-mail services,
web hosting, DNS certificates, and more.They are well known for
our ability to deliver hard-to-find domane names and unique domain
extensions such as .MD.
treat customers like family, and offer superior online account
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How to Pick the Perfect domane name
What makes the perfect domane name?
Well, it has to be:
1. Relatively short
2. Simple to remember
3. Easy to spell
I was speaking to a customer recently who had a business called 'Otway Valley Trading Company'.
The domane name he wanted was: www.otwayvalleytradingcompany.com
Can you spot some of the problems with this domane name?
Here's a few:
1. It's too long:
Having to type a long domane name into your browser is annoying and also increases the chances of your customers making a spelling mistake.
2. Too many keywords:
Having 4 keywords (Otway Valley Trading Company) makes it hard for customers to remember the name of the site.
Try to stick to one or two keywords in your domane name.
3. Easy to misspell:
The word 'otway' can be easily confused for 'ottway'.
4. Makes the email address too long:
An email address for this domane name would look like this:
... that's a mouthful for anyone to remember.
Picking a Good domane name:
1) The shorter the better
Having a short and snappy domane name makes it easier for your customer to remember your website address, and easier to type into their Internet browser.
2) Go for something catchy
Keep in mind that your domane name doesn't have to be boring. In fact, if you can come up with something catchy - it's a great way to distinguish your business from the competition - just ask the people at Yahoo!.
3) Avoid using hyphens
We've found that hyphens in domane names tend to confuse people.
Sometimes you'll see websites that have a hyphen separating keywords
(e.g. ace-accounting.com). This is almost always because the preferred
domane name (aceaccounting.com) has already been registered by
If the domane name you want is already being used by someone
else, then you're better off coming up with an alternative domane
name then using hyphens.
4) Avoid using numbers
If possible, try avoiding the use of numbers in your domane name, as this can also lead to confusion (e.g. was that 3phones.com or threephones.com ?).
But if you have to use a number, make sure you register both the written and numerical versions of your domane name (3phones.com and threephones.com).
5) Grab a thesaurus
If you're struggling for inspiration or finding it difficult
to come up with a domane name that hasn't already been taken -
grab a thesaurus (or visit Thesaurus.com)
Say you run an adventure tour company and you want to register excitingadventures.com - but somebody has already registered the domane name.
Lookup the word 'exciting' at Thesaurus.com and you can quickly find an alternative like 'breathtaking, sensational or fascinating'.
And don't be afraid to use a little imagination - companies like Google and Yahoo! have benefited a lot by having a unique web address.
Adrian Mullan is the author of 'The Internet
Demystified' and founder of WebDummy.com - a popular internet
marketing resource for small business owners. Article Source: