Domain Name Information


How Can You Choose the Best Domain Name?


It's all in the Name

The domain you use for a particular site can have a huge impact in the way that humans and search engine spiders perceive it. Domain names were once so expensive that only those wanting to protect a brand or who could afford them owned them, now they are commonplace and if you know where to look, you can pick up a domain name for free.

Now that they are much easier to obtain, it is hard to take any site that does not have it's own domain name very seriously. Without a domain name, a company is likely to be passed off as amateurish or seen to want to cut corners to save money. If you have a company site and you still haven't got a domain name for your website, then you might want to think about getting one!

Make it Memorable

The best domain names are those that people can remember, because if your visitors can remember it, they are more likely to come back. If you do not already have a company or other name selected for your site, then it is often a good idea to make your domain name the brand for the site. Tying your site name to the domain is just one way you can help your visitors remember how to find you again.

Tips for choosing the most memorable domain name. keep it short and easy to spell.

make use of keywords or popular search terms whenever possible.

generic terms are like gold dust if you can get them.

the more unusual but familiar sounding a domain, the better.

add a twist, some domain names are remembered for being different to what you would expect to find there (e.g. monster.co.uk)

One of the major problems of trying to promote a specific domain name is that in general, people (or sometimes browsers) assume that they end in a .com. If your site uses a domain other than a .com, then you may want to make the domain your site identity, otherwise you could have your visitors remembering the domain name but not the extension and going to related site that isn't your own!

Domain Branding

If you purchase your domain with the intention that it will become the brand that you promote, then it is worth taking into account the specifics of the domain. Keywords can play an important part in your brand, particularly if it is specific to your industry, as they will help to make your domain name memorable while improving your search engine rankings. In the case of directories such as Yahoo and DMOZ sites are usually listed in alphabetical order, so anything starting with A, B or C has a much better chance of being higher on the list than those starting with X, Y or Z, and so is more likely to be noticed. Don't however be tempted to use a domain that has been "padded out" to get a high position in an alphabetically sorted list; not only will it look tacky and amateurish, but most directories use human editors who would pick up this obvious trick and either correct it or ignore the site altogether.

Top 5 Web Hosting Review - www.pickto.net

Online Business Partner(http://pickto.net) - our website provide web hosting guide, Web hosting review and business plan tips to user.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Chatham House

Why the Public Directory of Domain Names Is About to Vanish ...
Chatham House
The WHOIS service has run into the legal landmine of European data regulation, and highlighted the weakness of consensus-based internet governance in the ...
Who is the WHOIS for?American Enterprise Institute
Looking Back at 20 Years of ICANN - CircleIDCircleID

all 3 news articles »


Buffalo Business First

Masters of their Domains: Attorneys use online landing spots to build brands
Buffalo Business First
Today, several domain names direct to the website for his firm, Friedman & Ranzenhofer P.C.. MARK WEBSTER. By Patrick Connelly – Editor/Reporter, Buffalo Law Journal, Buffalo Business First. 12 hours ago. What's in a domain name? For a small law firm ...



LowerEastSide.com – Domain Name and Website for Sale (Sponsored)
The Lo-Down
The www.LowerEastSide.com domain name and website are for sale. Other domain names for sale as well, preferably as a package deal: EastVillage.com. WestVillage.com. MeatpackingDistrict.com. Financial-District.com. UpperEastSide.net.



Forbes

Naming Your Business: Are Domain Name Extensions Important?
Forbes
We should not overlook ccTLDs (country code top-level domains), either, because these can also make sense for certain geo-based brands. If you're unfamiliar with ccTLDs, they're country-specific domain names like .io (British Indian Ocean Territory ...
What are the benefits of registering a new domain extension?TECH dot Africa

all 3 news articles »


Namecheap Partners with Adobe Portfolio to Make Purchasing and Connecting Custom Domain Names Simple ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Adobe Portfolio customers can now search, purchase and connect custom domain names from Namecheap in a few clicks without ever leaving the Adobe platform. Additionally, Adobe Portfolio customers will have access to exclusive promotional prices on ...



Yahoo News

Someone got domain names to troll rejects of various local universities
Yahoo News
Nothing but a little inter-college rivalry. A prankster just went on a spree of obtaining domain names to inflict some savage burns on the students of various local universities. At the risk of ruining the joke by explaining it too much, there is now a ...



JD Supra (press release)

Domain names: Seven "dirty words" now acceptable in .US
JD Supra (press release)
The outcome of the review was the implementation of a system of post-registration domain name screening, with suspension or de-registration possible only for domain names that appeared to signal or encourage serious sexual offences. This did not extend ...



MuMbrella

Why we should care about changes to our internet domain names system
MuMbrella
At stake is the management of all our internet domain names. Not-for-profit company .au Domain Administration Limited (auDA) currently manages our internet domain names system. It is endorsed by the federal government and ICANN (the Internet ...



STL.News (blog)

UltimateHost.Domains offers domain names, website hosting and more
STL.News (blog)
Picking a clever domain name can actually help the ranking of your website. Domain names with rich keywords or phrases will help improve your website rankings in organic search results because the domain names are the second piece of information that ...



Multichannel News

DOJ: Russians Were, Are Trying to Affect Election Outcomes
Multichannel News
... both in the 2016 election and the upcoming 2018 midterms, using a variety of tools including "activists, advertisements on social media platforms, registration of domain names, the purchase of proxy servers, and 'promoting news postings on social ...
Russian woman charged in midterm meddlingAsheboro Courier Tribune
First Criminal Case Filed Over Russian Interference in 2018 MidtermsCourthouse News Service
Russian woman charged with managing budget for US election interference plotThe Verge
Fox News -WBUR
all 1,331 news articles »

Google News

home | site map
© 2007