Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: How to Choose a Good Domain Name

  1. #1
    DotComBum's Avatar
    DotComBum is offline Experienced Net Builder
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    www.TheIMForum.com
    Posts
    964
    Blog Entries
    12
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked 196 Times in 154 Posts

    Wink How to Choose a Good Domain Name

    Some people tell me that all the good domain names are taken, but that is not true. Follow these tips for when you search for a domain name and hopefully this will help you grab a good one.

    Remember domain names are a couple of cheeseburgers and a coke a year to own, and you can really never own enough of them.

    Tips for Avoiding Poor Domain Names

    *Avoid using domains that are deliberately misspelled.
    Ex: SellURHome2Us vs. SellYourHomeToUs

    * Avoid using domains with hyphens.
    Ex: WeBuyPrettyHouses vs. We-Buy-Pretty-Houses

    *Avoid using domains that are way too long.
    Ex: WeSaveHomesFromForeclosure.com

    *Avoid using domains that are meaningful only to you.
    Ex: ABCFinancialGroup.com (investor or bank?)

    *Avoid using .org unless you want people to think you're a non-profit organization.
    Ex: HomeSolutions.org (non-profit?)

    *Avoid using unpopular domain extensions such as
    .info, .tv, .cc, .ws, .name, etc. for your Primary Domain.

    Tips for Choosing Good Domain Names

    *Choose a domain that is short as possible.

    *Choose a domain that is easy to spell and remember.

    *Choose a value laden domain that says what you do.

    *Try to purchase a .com or a .net if possible. If you are really set on a certain domain name, settle for a .biz or .us if necessary.

    *Purchase YourCompanyName.com so that no one else will.

    *Purchase the .net, .biz, .us and all others too if you can.

    *If your company name is taken, try adding an “Inc” or “LLC” to the end of the name and see if that is available.

    *Anytime you get a good .com domain, tie up the .net, .biz, .us and any other variations of the name so others can't.

    *If you find a really good domain name, purchase it for more than one year. Tie it up for as long as you can.

    *When purchasing domain names, be sure to set them to automatically renew so you don't forget to renew.

    *Don't use YourCompanyName.com on your marketing material if your company name is vague or ambiguous.

    *Make your domains private or unlisted for anonymity.

    *Private domains also keep your email and fax off the public WHOIS database and help prevent SPAM and junk faxes.

    *Make a list of all the words you would like to use in your domain name.
    Ex: We + Buy + Houses + Fast

    *If your name is taken, rearrange the words or insert new words in between them.
    Ex: We + Buy + Atlanta + Houses or Homes

    *Make a complete list of all the domains you want to purchase.

    Tips and Tricks

    *Domains that are mapped to your websites are “attached” to your sites.

    *Domains that are forwarded, are not attached to your site, but are simply redirected to your site.

    *Mapped domains get picked up by the search engines. Forwarded domains don't.



    DCB



  2. Thanked by:

    Arunkumar (20 October, 2009), Will.Spencer (21 October, 2009)

  3. #2
    Arunkumar's Avatar
    Arunkumar is offline Efforts Never Fail
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    323
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts
    Good information on how to choose a good domain name. Especially helpful for noobs.

  4. #3
    Shenron's Avatar
    Shenron is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    1,900
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    561
    Thanked 548 Times in 368 Posts
    Thx for a Good post, yet I don't agree with some of those.

    Quote Originally Posted by DotComBum View Post


    *Avoid using domains that are way too long.
    Ex: WeSaveHomesFromForeclosure.com

    Not really, sometimes long names are way better than short ones, specially when you're trying to chase longtail keywords.


    Quote Originally Posted by DotComBum View Post


    *Avoid using .org unless you want people to think you're a non-profit organization.
    Ex: HomeSolutions.org (non-profit?)

    .org is the 3rd best extension (scientific tests have been made here).
    Long goes the time when people thought .org was for organizations only.


    Quote Originally Posted by DotComBum View Post


    *Try to purchase a .com or a .net if possible. If you are really set on a certain domain name, settle for a .biz or .us if necessary.

    *Purchase the .net, .biz, .us and all others too if you can.

    *Anytime you get a good .com domain, tie up the .net, .biz, .us and any other variations of the name so others can't.

    Sometimes it might be cheaper to Trademark your name, yet I REALLY don't think .biz , .us (unless you're running a US local business) and others are of any use. Stick to .com , .net and .org


    Quote Originally Posted by DotComBum View Post


    *If your name is taken, rearrange the words or insert new words in between them.
    Ex: We + Buy + Atlanta + Houses or Homes

    This will make your domain meaningless and look spammy most of the time. Search engines hate those afaics.

  5. Thanked by:

    Will.Spencer (21 October, 2009)

  6. #4
    deluxdon's Avatar
    deluxdon is offline Catch Me If you Can....
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Deluxdon.In
    Posts
    591
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 66 Times in 59 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by DotComBum View Post
    [SIZE=2]*Avoid using unpopular domain extensions such as
    .info, .tv, .cc, .ws, .name, etc. for your Primary Domain.
    Not agree on this anymore.

    DON.

  7. #5
    mastermind is offline Unknown Net Builder
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Arrow

    Choose a name that is easy to remember and quite simple, matching your products and services so that it becomes quite easy for your visitors to recall when they start their Internet search.

  8. #6
    mastermind is offline Unknown Net Builder
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Exclamation


    The domain name that you pick must comprise of the relevant keyword in tandem with your online business so that when your potential customers search for the products on the Web, your website gets listed on the search results. This would result in increase in web traffic to your site and thereafter increase in sales.

  9. #7
    Shenron's Avatar
    Shenron is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    1,900
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    561
    Thanked 548 Times in 368 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by mastermind View Post

    The domain name that you pick must comprise of the relevant keyword in tandem with your online business so that when your potential customers search for the products on the Web, your website gets listed on the search results. This would result in increase in web traffic to your site and thereafter increase in sales.
    What's the point of copy/pasting parts of other articles to make your own posts?

    http://www.articlesbase.com/web-hosting-articles/quick-tips-for-your-domain-nomenclature-1285953.html

  10. #8
    mastermind is offline Unknown Net Builder
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Thumbs down

    Well thanks allot for at least reading it. What you think DotComBum they type this thread here... They might copy and paste the information who they want to share with all of us. And I am not only one who do like this. I collect information through different places and where it is need I share.
    At least not like you who always point something bad about other post.

Similar Threads

  1. Which Domain to choose from these?
    By vij in forum Domaining
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 16 March, 2010, 15:12 PM
  2. Please Suggest a Good Use for My Domain
    By shivachettri in forum Building
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 27 January, 2010, 14:03 PM
  3. [Free] Choose me a domain! -- Win 250 $NB!
    By Aquarezz in forum Contests
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 16 September, 2009, 18:22 PM
  4. Please suggest a good Domain Name.
    By hendricius in forum Domaining
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 25 August, 2009, 12:44 PM
  5. XPS3.com - Good Domain or Not?
    By rldowling03 in forum Domaining
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 9 April, 2009, 20:34 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •