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    8 tips to help you choose the right domain name for your website

    A domain name is a name that defines on the internet. So, it is very important to find the best domain name. Once you found the best domain for yourself and registered it then your domain name is registered in the DNS (domain name system). By choosing the perfect domain name for your company, you will not miss the right thrust in the right direction. Here are eight ways to help you find the right domain name for your website

    1. Be unique
    Your business is unique, so look for a domain name that is just as unique. Why limit yourself to something ordinary? Your domain name is your identity, so choose a name that reflects your originality.

    Any domain name that resembles another business causes a traffic loss on your website as it is confused with other pages. Instead of people calling your website consciously, this happens more inadvertently.

    2. Select a name that is easy to remember
    Let make it easier for your customers to remember your domain and better by choosing a short and simple name. Everything complicated will only lead to confusion and the visitors of your site will get lost or forgotten your web address. So look for something that is easy on the tongue.

    Also, your name should be related to your services, so people connect the right thing when you hear the name, such as web hosting services or web hosting reviews then they will know you are related to web hosting field.

    3. Invest in Domain Tools
    Domain tools are tools for domain evaluation, domain monitoring, investigations and trademark protection. They will help you to find more qualitative names in a writing block.

    4. Avoid copyright infringement
    Copyright infringement occurs if you use the work of another person without permission and consent and violates the law. Any protected phrases or names can not be used in a domain name. You can check your domain name at any time through a free copyright-checking website, which takes about 2 minutes. By letting your domain names run through your databases, examine whether the name is certain: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/ and http://www.copyright.gov/records/.

    5. Use relevant keywords
    Use relevant keywords to improve your search database ranking. For example "web hosting forum" uses the keyword 'hosting', which makes the search for web hosting providers or web hosting discussions since the name makes sense.

    6. Make sure your domain name is designed before you buy it
    Be sure to read your domain name in different contexts before you register and buy it. Because once you've bought it, you can not change it. To determine if your name is appropriate, please ask your family, friends or acquaintances for honest feedback.

    7. Avoid numbers and punctuation marks
    You want a name that is easy to remember and does not confuse people who are looking for you with the help of search engines. If you have a more complex domain name, go quickly to it and lose lots of website traffic. Exceptions are, of course, if the business name contains a number.

    8. Be cautious with domain extension
    A domain ending is the suffix at the end of each web address. for examples .com, .net, .org, .edu and co.uk. Some of these domains serve a particular purpose. Below are a few examples and their purpose:

    .com Commercial and non-commercial side
    .co.uk Commercial and non-commercial side in the UK
    .net Infrastructure page, for ordinary: technical
    .org Non-profit organizations
    .edu educational institutions
    .me Personal Namespace
    .biz Businesses

    A domain address with .com is the best choice. If you really want to change the suffix, just do it. But try to stay, even if it means that you need to change your domain name easily.

    A final note: you have checked all the points, but be quick, because domain names are sold out quickly! If you hesitate too long, you probably have only a name that does not fit your business perfectly. If you have a domain name in mind, but this is already taken, you supplied domain registrar with alternatives.

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    Great list, thank you.
    Last edited by StrangeDays; 12-31-2016 at 04:05 PM.

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    I think it's a great idea to bounce the domain name off friends and family members, before purchasing. You never know when you (I) might think a certain name is great, but you find out everyone else thinks it stinks. Also, having a keyword in the domain is great for seo.

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    Real nice tips and I especially like the tips below as those are a couple that I put the most priority on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxoq View Post
    1. Be unique
    Your business is unique, so look for a domain name that is just as unique. Why limit yourself to something ordinary? Your domain name is your identity, so choose a name that reflects your originality.
    I always try to do this whenever I buy domains that I am planning on building a website on. I want my domain to be unique to it's website and not just one in a crowd.


    Quote Originally Posted by Maxoq View Post
    Any domain name that resembles another business causes a traffic loss on your website as it is confused with other pages. Instead of people calling your website consciously, this happens more inadvertently.
    Another good tip. I was told by someone else a while back that he calls it "Leakage" since potential visitors are not going to where you want them to go, your website.


    Quote Originally Posted by Maxoq View Post
    2. Select a name that is easy to remember
    Let make it easier for your customers to remember your domain and better by choosing a short and simple name. Everything complicated will only lead to confusion and the visitors of your site will get lost or forgotten your web address. So look for something that is easy on the tongue.
    This one I have seen many people not follow. Some people like to be too unique and they come up with a domain name that is hard to spell or has some other flaw. Unique is good but crazy is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxoq View Post
    A final note: you have checked all the points, but be quick, because domain names are sold out quickly! If you hesitate too long, you probably have only a name that does not fit your business perfectly. If you have a domain name in mind, but this is already taken, you supplied domain registrar with alternatives.
    Don't forget about this!

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    Nice detailed guide there. The domain being easy to remember is an important one, especially users who are not great at spelling & grammar. Also best not to use domains with hyphens as it isn't even supposed to help with SEO like many say it does, e.g., you could lose traffic by using domains if you use hyphens and don't own domain without hyphens.
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    This "Avoid copyright infringement" is one that MANY people that are new to domains and even some that aren't don't understand or even realize is important when registering a domain.

    I have been in the domain business for a very long time and see people registering domains that are trademark violations and they registered them with the intent of profiting from the trademark of someone else. This is a bad idea and can cost you more than just the loss of your domain if you are not lucky enough to realize the issue and just deleting/dropping the domain.

    Always be smart and look up trademarks just to be safe when registering a domain that you hold valuable!

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    Choosing a domain is similar to choosing a company name. Your domain name is identity of your business on the web so please choose a domain name carefully. It represents your brand name in public. Thanks for providing 8 tips on select right domain name. I will follow these tips and choose a right domain name for our website.

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    A domain name must be able to connect with the audience of concern and must be such that it must protect and fortify the brand. The domain name must be such that it does not misinterpret into slang terms and must be able to grab local attention. Check if the regular domain extensions are suitable or the new gTLDs goes better with the domain name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorVictories View Post
    The domain name must be such that it does not misinterpret into slang terms
    That's true and some people don't realize that one domain can look differently to different people. Some people don't realize that domain names do not have spaces so sometimes the proper meaning is missed.

    Someone registered ChildrensExchange.com WITHOUT realizing that it also looks like ChildrenSexChange.com. The site owner had to wind up selling the domain and now it's just parked.

    Always have to make sure your domain doesn't have other possible meanings.

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