Choosing a Domain Name

  • 11 September 2014

Your domain name choice can be critical to your business yet many do not know how to choose a domain name. If you want a successful business you will need it to be accessible from the internet. To achieve that you will need a website, and hence a domain name. The domain name is the name by which your site is known, such as www.mysite.com and the number of domains registered on the internet has increased from about 10 million in the year 2000 to over 50 million now.

There are a few approaches that can be taken to choosing a domain name, and each can be appropriate according to the circumstances.

It is not always a good thing to name your website after your product, especially if you are trying to get it established in the market place. For example, if you invented an ionic hydrogenator that no one had ever heard of, the domain ionichydrogenators.com would not be one that many people would search for, and neither would the keyword ionic hydrogenator.

It is important that the name you give to your website will have the possibility of being found by somebody searching for an answer to their problem on the internet. If your ionic hydrogenator made your car go faster, then fastcars.com or fastengines.com would be more likely to attract traffic.

If you already have an offline business that you want to put online, you will need a domain name that is either the same as that of your business, or that describes what it does. For instance, if your business is “Resume Writers” then your domain name should be resumewriters.com. If you find that is taken, do not opt instead for writeresumes.com since nobody will find you. Far better would be resumewriting.com or resumewriter.com.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 13:26