Qualities of a Good Domain Name
Choosing a good
domain name is crucial to the success or
failure of your business. You may wonder how
something so small and slight could have an
impact on your business, but the best way to
compare this is to think about how important
location is to an offline business? If you
do not have a good location, you are likely
not going to get many visitors. The same
holds true for a good domain name as well.
Here, you will
discover the six qualities that a good
domain name must have to ensure maximum
A good domain
name must be memorable. Yes, we have the
option of bookmarking a site that we enjoy;
however, the hard truth is that many people
do not take advantage of bookmarking.
Therefore, it is necessary to ensure that
your domain name is one that is easy to
remember and makes an impact. It should be
easy, memorable, and straight forward.
complexity and it is usually a good idea to
avoid initials in most cases. The only
exception to this rule would be if the
letters represented the website name or
business and was still easy to remember.
2.) Short and Sweet
characters is the maximum that you should
use for a good domain name, ten is even
better. A long and complicated domain name
is not going to help you. Your best bet is
to keep it short and sweet. A great domain
name is less than ten characters; a good
domain name is less than twenty characters.
A bad domain name goes over twenty
3.) Be Choosy On Your Extension
several domain extensions available to you
such as .com, .net, .org, .tv, .info, .gov
and so on. However, some of these work
better than others and are more memorable at
the same time. It is important to understand
that some extensions also have restrictions
such as .gov is reserved specifically for
domain name extension is the best by far,
because it is the most widely used.
The .net extension is
the second best, but be prepared most people
will type .com before they will .net
if they cannot remember which extension you
use. The type of extension you use might
also have a bearing on the type of website.
Some people have come to expect certain
things when a particular extension. For
example, .org is typically used by
not-for-profit organization and educational
websites. The .info extensions are generally
4.) Spelling Means Everything
difficult to spell domain name could cause
you some trouble. Again, many do not even
make use of bookmarks; therefore, if your
domain name is hard to spell, they may end
up at a competitor's website.
A good domain
name contains only words that are easy to
pronounce, have a good combination of words
or letters that are used in every day
language, and does not contain foreign words
that may be difficult to non-native
5.) Tells a Story
A good domain
name should be descriptive and tell a story.
In other words, when your visitors,
customers, or potential customers see your
domain name they should instantly be able to
tell what they are going to find. For
instance, if it is your business,
a business name is good.
6.) Avoid Fancy Symbols
It is never a
good idea to use numbers or hyphens within
your domain name. Even if your domain name
is memorable, many people will not pay
attention to the symbols, which could lead
someone else's website.
you buy for instance GoseemyHouses.com
You need to
buy the singular. GoseemyHouse.com
People will for get to type the
so you want them to get to your site. and
if you don't and your company becomes a
success some one else will buy it to get
your traffic .
Want to Buy Your Name
Let me Illustrate
They want to Sell
Your Own Name?
In April I bought a Company's name for
them. I paid $1,000 Sad thing 3 years ago
could of got his name for $8.95 a year. He
thought no one would buy his name.
I mean why would some one want my company
name? (Yea right)
is another reason
People in Japan, Korea, Pakistan, South
India, Germany, and other countries are
US. phone books and buying the names
of Company's WHY?
most likely The company has trucks with
Company's Name on them & A Building with
their name on it. In today's market most
people with money that would Hire a company
to do work for them, are also Computer
savvy. So when they see a
Name on a truck like
Steve's Service Plumbing
they go home punch in
Steve does own his
name Go here and see
his truck Advertisement
successful company has a web site
Well Lets say Steve
does not have a web site
Or own his own domain name
So who owns His Name?
Company in Pakistan Bought
Steve's Service Plumbing Name and also 200
other Plumbing Company's Names
all over the country.
they do is point all the names to one site,
When you type in one of the plumbing
it goes to their site.
The site opens up & says
to our Plumbing Company.
merged with many top Plumbing company's
to offer you Several Estimates.
Fill out the form below Include your
city, State, Phone #
and best time to call and we will have
3 Plumbing Company's set up an appointment
to give you a
So you fill
out the form.
Well out of the 3 Company's you like
Tom of A. A. Plumbing So you hire him
He does a nice Job.
Well Tom goes
back home and mails a Finder Fee check of
they Sell You Your Name?
you are driving around with a billboard with
your company's name on it, which could
make them lots of money in the future as
the Internet Grows.
buy your name now IT'S only $8.95 a year.
I paid double that at Jack in the box
It's like a
safety Deposit Box Once it's in your
body can touch it.
Even if you
your name is
Registered with a state.
does not mean they can't own the Domain
Don't for get
your Personal Name too Donald Trump owns
his. So does Bill Gates