Tips on Domain Name Choice

Written by Clare Lawrence

Tips on Domain Name Choice

By Clare Lawrence 3rd November 2003 Clare isrepparttar CEO of Discount Domains Ltd a leading UK Domain name registration service.

Before buying your domain name, give some thought torepparttar 108259 followng:-

1) If possible use your sites name asrepparttar 108260 basis of your domain name e.g for Discount Domains UK. This might seem common sense but not every site followsrepparttar 108261 convention. If you use your name in your URL it will be much easier for your customers to find you.

2) Generic names – if you can register a generic domain such as that’s great, but most of these have already gone. Also getting ranked inrepparttar 108262 search engines is likely to be harder. Selected a domain closer to your market segment will cut downrepparttar 108263 competition. E.g

3) Hyphenated Names – Its easy to forgetrepparttar 108264 hyphen! Which isrepparttar 108265 problem, particularly if your customer remembers your name but not your URL. Though on a positive note hyphenated names are less likely to be registered already.

4) Ifrepparttar 108266 .com or extension is not available then considerrepparttar 108267 alternative TLD ( Top level domain types) such as .net or .biz. If your domain name has already been registered then approachrepparttar 108268 owner and ask if they’ll sell. They may accept a £100. If you ask, they can only say no.

Registering a domain name

Written by Clare Lawrence

Registering a domain name

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

If your planning your own website, then your really need to consider getting your own domain name.

They aren't free but if your serious about building your own corporate or on line presencerepparttar 108258 a domain name is one ofrepparttar 108259 best investments you can make.

The Domain Name System or DNS allows for computers to translate a series of numerical numbers in human friendly names. Names are easy to remember and therefore help to locate your website.

A domain name is part ofrepparttar 108260 address of a website and is known byrepparttar 108261 technical term URL or Uniform Resource Locator.

Domain names are limited by international conventions and can not exceed 63 characters, certain characters are also not allowed.

What arerepparttar 108262 steps to register a domain name?

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