Tips on choosing a good domain name
Christopher Heng, thesitewizard.com
Before you rush out and choose your band or your website name, then you may want to consider the following points:
It should be your domain name of your Web site name
Naming your site after your domain may seem obvious to some of you, but you will be surprised to know that each site is named after the domain name even when the webmaster owns that domain name.
Naming the site after an important its domain name for the simple reason that when people think of your website, and you will think of it by name. If your name is also a URL (Web address), and you will know where to go automatically. For example, when people think of thesitewizard.com, they do not have to wonder what the web address to type in the browser to get there. The name of the site is the URL.
Imagine if your business is called (or location) “Acme”, but someone else takes the field. Instead, you have a domain name is called occult, for example, “mybusiness.com.” What happens when your customers, recalling that Acme has a product they want, type “www.acme.com”? And will end up on the website of your competitors. And lost sales.
In the modern world of the Internet, where people automatically turn to the Web for information, it pays to have a domain that reflects your web site or business name. There are just fewer things for your customers or visitors to remember. In addition, you do not seriously think they will try to save (“remember” in American English) URL unrelated just because you want them, you know? The only people who commit to memory are competitors who want to compare your prices.
What if you can not get the domain name of your choice? It really depends on the commitment of you because a certain name. If you have an existing brand name that you are well-known, and probably will not want to give up the name just because you can not get the domain name. After all, it took you a lot of time and money to prove that name. If so, you may simply want to try to buy the domain name of the current owner. Examination of the information “Whois” domain, this person listed contacted to see if they are willing to sell. Maybe you should be aware that it is likely to want to impose the upper fees normally get when buying new areas should be (assuming they want to sell in the first place).
On the other hand, if you’re a beginner, you may prefer cheaper than trying to get the domain name first alternative, then naming your website (or work) after the area in which I got it. So if you’ve got, for example, the domain name “acme.com”, then can your website and business “site called Acme” or “acme.com”. I know it sounds a bit like putting the cart before the horse, but this fact if you do not want to lose on the Internet.
Domain names or brand in general?
I know that some people seem to think that your domain name should be really a generic name like “cars.com” If you’re selling cars. See, for example, how much money those generic names for sold. But seriously, if you’re looking for a car, you probably already have some brands in mind, you want to try more things like generalmotors.com or toyota.com instead of cars.com.
For this reason, I personally feel that a domain name that matches your brand name is very important. The same name that you use to advertise your product is the name you want for your domain, because it is the first thing people try in your browser. It is also the easiest thing for them to remember, and everything is easy to remember, it will be more likely to be tried, such as the mysterious name of the field.
Long or short domain names?
It can be any length of domain names up to 67 characters. You do not have to settle for vague domain name such as avab.com when what you hear is AcmeVideosAndBooks.com.
That said, there seems to be some disagreement about whether long or short domain name is the best.
Some argue that the domain name is shorter and easier to remember, easier to write and less prone to errors: for example, “getit.com” easier to remember and less prone to typographical errors “connecttomywebsiteandobtainit com”.
Others argue that the domain name is usually easier on the human memory – for example, “gaepw.com” is a sequence of letters have nothing to do, it is difficult to remember and type correctly, whereas if we expand the format, “Long GetAnEconomicallyPricedWebsite com” and we are more likely to remember the domain name.
Some of these arguments are academic reality. It is difficult to get a great short domain names. I have not checked, but I’m fairly certain that names like “getit.com” and “good.com” for a long time to sell. If you manage to get the domain name works well, the key is to make sure that it is a great combination of personalities and not vague “gaepw.com” in my example above artificial.
Long domain names that the keywords your website in them also have an advantage in that they are better off in a number of search engines. This gives preference to the words found in your own domain names. For example, if you have a site about C ++ compilers with free domain name like freecpluspluscompilers.com that may achieve better results in the search for “free C ++ compilers” to the corresponding page on my last thefreecountry.com site.
What can I leave? I would go to a shorter name if I can get a sense, but I’m not opposed to longer names. However, I would probably avoid long names to the very limit of 67 characters. In addition to the obvious problem that people may not be able to remember this long name, it will also be writing routine and try to adapt a title to your web page.
If you get a compound name? There are a few things to consider here:
It’s easy to forget the hyphens when typing a name. Many users are used to writing things like freecpluspluscompilers.com but not free-c-plus-plus-compilers.com. They probably will not rule out the hyphens and ends at the site of your competitor.
When people recommend your site to their friends verbally, and after the hyphens in your domain name leads to more potential errors than when it does not contain hyphens name. For example, how do you think your visitors see your site if it is named “acme-books-and-videos.com”? May say, “I have visited Acme Book and Video dot com yesterday. It was awesome.” Friends, remember to comment at a later time, you may type in their browsers “acmebooksandvideos.com.” Amnesty programs.
It’s a pain in the neck for writing. He said enough.
The search engines can distinguish your keywords better and thus return your site more visible in search results for those keywords occurring in your domain name.
Form without the hyphen can not be available. At least this way, you still get the domain name you want.
I personally prefer to avoid hyphenated names if you can, but I think it really depends on your domain name and your position.
Plural forms, “that” and “my” forms of domain name
Often, if you can not get the domain you want, registered the domain name will provide other forms of the name you entered. For example, if you wanted website.com, and took it (of course it is), it might suggest forms such as:
And so on, if you were not have taken it. The question is, if you take them?
My personal opinion is that if you take them “…” forms and “my …” domain name, and must always remember to promote your site with the full form of the name. Otherwise, you are likely to forget to put the necessary people “on” or “my.” For this reason, I always declared sites As “thesitewizard.com” and “thefreecountry.com” in the form of fully qualified domain names, rather than just a “free state” or “Site Wizard” (without the article).
On the other hand, I would not take a combination of domain name format (for example, websites.com) if I can not get too “website.com”, since the visitor an opportunity not to enter the “s” in the name is too big. Think of the famous confrontation between etoys.com and etoy.com name. Many people want to go to the site etoys.com apparently etoy.com. If this has happened to them, it can also happen to you.
COM, ORG, NET, and so on?
Common question faced is that people who can not get on the range “com” chosen name, but to find it, “Ghazaleh,” “net” or other specific areas of the first level in the country (ranges TLD) available (eg. From, .nu , .SG, etc.). Must try this?
The answer is not as simple as you may think. If your website or business to meet the needs of the local community, business and pizza delivery or a recruitment agency or something like that, then it makes sense to get a certain area in the country. In fact, you get to have such a local domain because the people in the country know that they are dealing with a local entity, and this is what they want. After all, if they stay in (say) the United Kingdom, they are not likely to want to try to arrange pizzaparlour.com pizza which indicates that the international site. You’ll have better luck calling pizzaparlour.co.uk, with any field in the United Kingdom.
Whether yours is a site or business that could benefit from an international audience? In fact there are many schools of thought on this matter. I will quote some common examples.
The first school of thought goes on the principle that it is better that the domain name be your choice “myperfectdomain” even if it has a later TLD specific “. Net”, “Ghazaleh,” or any other country, that in the end choose the mysterious domain name for the simple reason that it does not you can get your first choice. So they settle for domain names such as “myperfectdomain.de” or “myperfectdomain.net” or something. Argument against this is that if you get a certain area of the country, people may think that your business is only directed to this country.
The other school of thought believes that the “net” and extensions. “Ghazaleh” are in fact perfectly acceptable domain names. For some, the “. Ghazaleh” suffix describes the reality of the non-profit nature of their organization. For example, can be found on the famous Apache Web server in the “apache.org”.
Other settlement of Lahakh “com”, and no less than that. As the basis for their argument, cite the browser user algorithms to determine the user’s location when a website simply types a name such as “final” in the browser. Apparently, the browser looking for a domain name “acme.com” before attempting to “acme.net” etc. and therefore, will be delivered to the people who are doing it to your competitor’s site if you also do not have the extension “com”. Even if people do not rely on the browser to complete the writing, and many simply think the suffix “com” When you type a domain name, so if your business is “Acme”, they’ll just your assumption that the domain name is “acme.com” instead of “acme .net “or other name like that.
As you can see, there are good reasons to accept the fact one of the views mentioned above. Personal remark to the above arguments is that if you get a domain name with another later of “com”, make sure you promote your business or website with the full domain name. For example, if your domain name is “dogandcatfood.net”, make sure when you advertise on your site or business, call it “dogandcatfood.net” no “dogandcatfood.” Otherwise people will assume an extension of “com” and traveling in the wrong place.