7 Quick Domain Name Tips

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  • Jun 29, 2013
Picking up the right domain name

Picking up a good domain name for business is never an easy job.

First you need to be creative enough to come up with something brandable; secondly, with the SEO and marketing factor kick in, your domain name has to be business relevant; and last but not least, even you have passed thru the first two stages, you’ll still have the world to compete with – your specially-crafted domain name might be registered by someone else!

Quick tips for domain name searchers

So, in case you’re troubled by words and undecided for a domain names, here are the tips you might find handy.

  • Name your website using your association name. Example: Sony.com, DishNetwork.com, and HushPuppies.com.
  • Generic names are cool but most of them are reserved by domain registrant. So unless you have a fat wallet and willing to spend thousands for just a domain name, you can forget about registering single word (or phrases) as your domain name. Example: HostingServiceWeb.com in GoDaddy’s stock cost $2,088 at the time of writing.
  • Avoid hyphenated domain names. They look spammy most of the time in Search Engine’s eyes and hard to be remembered by users.
  • Consider varies TLDs when the “.com” and “.net” if your desired domain names are taken. Example: WebHostingSecretRevealed.com is taken; try WebHostingSecretRevealed.biz. ;)
  • Both short and long domain names have their pros and cons. Short domains are easier to remember and easier to be ‘branded’; long domain names on the other hand may consist of more keywords. Search engines will use the keywords of a domain as part of their ranking factor -thus benefiting keyword-riched long domain names.
  • Using domain name tools help sometimes – try MakeWords, Dot-o-mator, and NameBoy.
  • Think ‘FUN’ and think outside the box. Sometimes, your sense of humor is your best friend when if comes to picking up the right domain name – remember D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y.com?

Well, choosing a domain may not be as simple as perceived but it doesn’t have to be such a grueling challenge either. I hope things are easier when you apply tips above.

Search for an domain name

To check wether if your desired domain name is already taken, try search:

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Article by Jerry Low

Geek dad, SEO data junkie, investor, and founder of Web Hosting Secret Revealed. Jerry has been building Internet assets and making money online since 2004. He loves mindless doodling and trying new food.

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