Good Domain Names

Written by Clare Lawrence

Good Domain Names

By Clare Lawrence 13th September 2003 Clare isrepparttar CEO of Discount Domains Ltd a leading UK domain registrar

No matter what domain name you buy its unlikely to be worth $ millions straight away, but with some careful though and preparation you can maximise your domain names potential.

Using hyphens Almost every word inrepparttar 108265 dictionary has been registered already so its more than likely that you will have to register a combination of words. Should you buy a domain name with a hypen in it? Generally speakingrepparttar 108266 answer is no. There are several reasons why not. Describing a domain name with hyphens can be awkward. Customers have a habit of forgettingrepparttar 108267 hyphen and typing inrepparttar 108268 wrong URL. It’s a misconception that hyphens improve search engine rankings,repparttar 108269 leading search engines now concentrate on content and pay only limited attention torepparttar 108270 URL itself.

Consider a ccTLD There is no evidence that Country Code Top level domains (ccTLD’s) are treated differently by Search Engines, though there can be advantages and disadavantages if your business is regional Submitting your domain to search engines Once you have configured your domain to point to your Web site, you will need to ensure that search engines are aware of it. If they aren't, your site will receive very few visitors - even if you have managed to find a memorable, snappy domain name.

Detagged domains.

Written by Clare Lawrence

Detagged domains.

By Clare Lawrence 29th September 2003 Clare isrepparttar CEO of Discount Domains Ltd a leading UK Domain name registration service.

What is a DETAGGED domain name? We get asked this question regularly.

Only UK domain names can be detagged. A domain name that has been DETAGGED is no longer hosted on valid name servers.

What happens if there are no longer valid nameservers showing against a domain name?

If no valid name servers are showing this means that any services such e-mail or a web site will no longer work.

Who can DETAG a domain name?

Only a domain registration service or agent can DETAG a domain name. This happens ifrepparttar 108264 relationship between domain name owner and agent expires, for example ifrepparttar 108265 registration fee or renewal fee is not paid.

When are domain names detagged?

Domain names can be detagged at any point after registration. Detagging signifiesrepparttar 108266 end ofrepparttar 108267 relationship betweenrepparttar 108268 registration agent andrepparttar 108269 registrant.

It is not necessarily an indication of whether a domain name is paid for or not.

How can I tell if a domain name is DETAGGED?

You will probably notice thatrepparttar 108270 email or web site associated withrepparttar 108271 domain name has stopped working.

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