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    What makes a good domain name?

    Just wondering what everyone thinks makes a good domain name.

    Personally I would say it needs:

    • to be short
    • to be relevant to the topic (not neccessarily keywords though)
    • to have a .com, or be a very "strong" domain with '.net' or '.org'


    Anything else?

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    Should be easy to remember and it should make sense.
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    For me, the good domain is which easy to remember (no need to be short, anyway) and don't make strange domain, for example :

    To make domain gooddog . com (good dog) --> it's just strange and look cheap if we registered it. Make it more look normal such good-dog.com
    (what i mean here, if there is 2 same letter near (gooD Dog), separate it with strip or anything).

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    A short domain is harder to get than it used to be. I think it might just be as good to find a longer but more original domain.

    And if you manage to add keywords in it, it's perfect.

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    For me, the good domain is which easy to remember (no need to be short, anyway) and don't make strange domain, for example :

    To make domain gooddog . com (good dog) --> it's just strange and look cheap if we registered it. Make it more look normal such good-dog.com
    (what i mean here, if there is 2 same letter near (gooD Dog), separate it with strip or anything).
    I am pretty sure that domains without hyphens are worth more than the opposite.

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    But, using domain which have same letter such good dog or maybe red devil, will make some people get misspelled in writing it, right? Because sometime people are will forgot if is their are already type "d" for two times or no (in case gooddog and reddevil). And some people (even it's not all), typing keyboard so fast and without seeing the monitor screen.

    Red-devil and good-dog is more better than reddevil because explanation above, and it's also more better than to write it as redevil and goodog right (delete 1 same letter)?
    And using strip is better than using other hyphens. Because strip already normal used as domain name, right? Instead of red*devil or red_devil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic SEO View Post
    A short domain is harder to get than it used to be. I think it might just be as good to find a longer but more original domain.
    Very true.

    This is because people (domainers) have realised the potential that is in short domains so have snapped them all up. You rarely see a CCC.com go for under $150 nowadays.

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    I believe, a good domain name is something around which you can build your business. Does not have to be strictly brandable, short and keyword rich, though it does help to have those qualities.

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    It should be a domain name that is easy to pronounce because that way you will get traffic via word of mouth.
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    myself that name should be known as well as short

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