How to choose the right domain name for your company

Written by Andrew Allemann,

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1. .Com extension. Itís imperative that your domain name be available with a .com extension. Iíve seen businesses and major web sites try to get away with .net or .org, and perhaps half of their intended visitors land on someone elseís web site. Or worse, confidential e-mails are sent torepparttar wrong domain. 2. Easy to spell. Keep in mind that your spelling might be better than most people! 3. Short. Try to keep it to 2 words, 3 maximum and 20 characters or fewer.

These are general guidelines applicable to your main company domain name. There are instances where hyphens, numbers, and domain extensions are fine for secondary sites and search engine-optimized sites. But your companyís main domain should follow these general guidelines. Good luck!

Andrew Allemann is editor of Domain Name Wire, a popular news and opinion site for the domain name industry.

Cheap and Easy Domain Name Registration

Written by Pinyo Bhulipongsanon

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  1. Think of appropriate name for that suitrepparttar theme of your web site. For instance, an online dating service may find domain name like, more desirable than say
  2. Search for domain name availability. Every domain name registrar will provide you with a search tool; although some search tools are better than other. You will have to do a lot of searches because a lot of domain name that you wish to have is probably already owned by someone else (very common).
  3. As you come across available domain names that you like, jot them down. Keep searching until you have about 3-5 different domain names to choose from.
  4. Choose a domain name and register it at a domain name ICANN Accredited registrar.

Other factors to consider

  • Initially, you will wantrepparttar 135563 .com version of your domain name. If your internet business takes off, you may want to consider registering other first-level domains (i.e., .net) of your domain name and perhaps even similar domain names to prevent mistaken identity
  • Use domain name registrar that will registerrepparttar 135564 domain under your name under all contacts information (perhaps withrepparttar 135565 exception of technical contact). It should be clear that you ownrepparttar 135566 domain name.
  • Use domain name registrar that provide good online account support.
  • Use automatic domain name renewal if you are planning to ownrepparttar 135567 domain name long-term

Pinyo Bhulipongsanon is the owner of GreatNexus Webmaster Resources offering visitors with features such as webmaster forums, webmaster directory, webmaster dictionary, programming scripts, and webmaster articles. Please visit GWR for more webmaster and SEO articles.

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