How to choose the right domain name for your company

Written by Andrew Allemann, DomainNameWire.com


Asrepparttar editor of DomainNameWire.com, Im frequently e-mailed by people asking for domain name advice. Specifically, what should they look for when registering a domain name for their company? This may be basic for some of you, but I hope some of my readers gain value from this.

Let me start withrepparttar 136262 things to avoid when registering a domain name that will be used for your main company web site.

1. Never use a hyphen. If your domain is some-name.com, many people will forgetrepparttar 136263 hyphen when typing your name intorepparttar 136264 browser or sending e-mail to you. This can result in lost business. 2. Avoid digits if possible. Using digits requires you to spellrepparttar 136265 domain name out to people. For example2.com, you need to tell people itsrepparttar 136266 digit 2 rather thanrepparttar 136267 word two or even to.

Here arerepparttar 136268 positive things to look for in a domain name.

Cheap and Easy Domain Name Registration

Written by Pinyo Bhulipongsanon


Just like any business, your identity is very important. Onrepparttar World Wide Web, your domain name is your identity. Of course, you can opt for a subdomain name that comes with many free web hosting like http://yourdomain.netfirms.com. But if you are serious about being successful onrepparttar 135563 Internet, you have to get your own domain name, like http://www.yourdomain.com.

Top 10 reasons to have your own domain name

Please note that all domain names listed in italic are ficticious:

  1. It is cheap and easy to get your own domain name (less than $15/year in most cases)
  2. You ownrepparttar 135564 name (as long as you payrepparttar 135565 annual fee)
  3. You are not dependent on one web hosting company to let you use a subdomain, or worse, a subdirectory
  4. Your web site promotion effort does not go to waste if you change your web hosting company (becauserepparttar 135566 domain name remainsrepparttar 135567 same regardless of what host you use)
  5. The domain name can be optimized to your business, like www.best-used-cars.com
  6. Your web site is more professional
  7. The domain name is easier to remember. For instance, www.best-used-cars.com rather than www.geocities.com/web/public/business/auto/best-used-cars/
  8. It is much easier to sell a web site with its own domain name
  9. A good domain name can be an asset
  10. It is cheap and easy to get your own domain name (this one is worth repeating)

How to register for a domain name

Please note that all domain names listed in italic are ficticious:

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