The evils of .com- Myths and truths about choosing a domain nameWritten by Kenneth L. Cluck III
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3. Choosing a Domain Name
Okay choosing a domain name may be a pain. Thatís why Iím going to help you out in this tutorial. Remember, many may prefer domain names that are short but they are not necessarily better. Itís true you donít want a domain name thatís extremely long but you donít want it to be so short that nobody can remember it (unless you own a url forwarding service). There are many combinations of words you can use. I highly suggest checking a domain name generator. They can be very useful, you enter a keyword and it displays possible combinations with other words and tells you if theyíre available. For this I suggest DomainFellow.com Iíve used their service many times and I am very happy with them.
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Dot com or dot net, which is the best domain name to settle for?Written by Chris K.
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let us also appreciate fact it is becoming increasingly difficult for anybody to land a decent dot com address. After years of use, there is hardly any short catchy name that you can think of that will not have been already taken up. Do not even mention search-engine key word friendly domain names which will be virtually impossible to get. This is reason why folks often settle for a dot net address. Others do not even bother to start their search with dot com domains. This is a big mistake despite unavailability of good dot com domains, which we have already acknowledged.
Exhaustive efforts should be made to try and secure a dot com domain before you give up and move to dot net. For example you can try and search for abandoned domain names. In fact by making an effort to be really creative and not hurrying process, it is quite possible to secure a reasonably good dot com domain. You can be sure that it will be well worth extra effort and time you put into it. More so when you begin to seek traffic. Of course if you just cannot get a dot com domain, a dot net one is a good second choice.
About the author: Chris K. is a Technical Executive Writer for Website Source, Inc. http://www.websitesource.com. His established writing skills coupled with experience in the website hosting industry have provided internet professionals with marketing, product and service ideas for many years.