"What was name of that website? It was good. It has something to do with..."
Is your web site like many others?
Domain names always on tip of a visitor's tongue, but not quite memorable enough?
Your choice of domain name needs to be easy to remember, as well as focused enough that your visitor will know right away what your site is about.
A Few Rules
Some rules do apply when deciding on a domain name:
- Domain names must be at least two characters long but no more than 63 characters, not counting TLD.
- You can use any combination of letters, numbers, or hyphens, but you can't use a hyphen as first or last character.
- Domain names are not case-sensitive, so my-home-based-business-advisor.com is same as My-Home-Based-Business-Advisor.com.
Choosing A Domain Name
Choosing good domain names is almost as important as choosing your actual business (see our Startup Ideas page).
There are many different schools of thought when it comes to picking good domain names.
Some say to choose a short, concise name.
Some like numbers in name, some don't.
Hyphens and underscores -- as opposed to words all running together -- are another debated topic. It's mostly a matter of easier reading for your human visitors. Which do you find easier to read?