Domain Name – How To Pick One
Thinking of investing in a domain name? Today, the internet is becoming more and more powerful, as more and more people are beginning to realize its uses. Almost everyone has access to the internet, and it has bridged different people from different parts of the world. With the world getting smaller and the use of the internet spreading fast, domain name investment is something that many people are beginning to get into.
A Cautionary Note
Picking a domain name is like getting married. You are going to have to stick with it till the bitter end. People that use your site will come to know it by the domain name. Repeat visitors will often simply type in the domain name to get to the site, better known as “type in traffic”. As an example, do you search for “Amazon” when you want to buy a book or do simply type in amazon.com? If Amazon were to change its domain name to Desert, there would be a lot of confusion. The same goes with your domain. Once you pick something, stick with it.
First, think several years ahead. Today, there are certain domain names which are very popular, because of the current trends in our society. Think ahead and predict the future trends. What will be en vogue years from now? From that, you can think of possible domain names which will become popular, and secure them as your own so that you can sell them for a high price in the future.
If everettlaw.com, Everett-law.com, elaw.com, evlaw.com, and Washingtonprobate.com all point to the same site, even without the site name in front of them, a user who wanted to contact Everett Law would have a pretty good chance of guessing the right web address. Even though this doesn’t increase search engine ranking, it does discourage competition and help increase traffic, both of which are very desirable effects.
Think of the name. It is unnecessary to say that the domain name you choose should be short. If you have your own dotcom but your name is ten words long, what does it matter? Getting your own domain name is for easy remembrance, so keep your name short and catchy. A fun or unique name is always a plus. It might be impossible to get a domain name with only two or three letters in it, but the best thing is having a one-word domain name, or at least two.
The cost of a domain name varies. A lot of small domain companies register new names for as little as $5 or $10 dollars. It is possible to find a good deal and get consistent service from your domain registrar.
So, get as many domain names as you can buy and will be able to maintain that are relevant or specific to your firm. By doing this you will lessen your competition and increase traffic to your site, both of which mean more business for you. You can be published without charge. You can to republish this article in your website or blog. Please provide links Active.