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 success.
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.
Avoid 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
Twenty 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 characters.
3.) Be Choosy On Your Extension
There are 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 government websites.
The .com 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 used for informational websites.
4.) Spelling Means Everything
Having a 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 speakers.
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 them to someone else's website.
7.) If you buy for instance GoseemyHouses.com
You need to buy the singular. GoseemyHouse.com
People will for get to type the s 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 .
Why do other countries want your company name ?
You think They want to Sell You Your Own Name? True
In April I bought a Company's name for them. I paid $1,000 Sad thing 3 years ago we
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)
But their is another reason People in Japan, Korea, Pakistan, South Africa
India, Germany, and other countries are getting
US. phone books and buying the names of Company's WHY?
Because most likely The company has trucks with their
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 www.stevesserviceplumbing.com
Steve does own his name Go here and see
his truck Advertisement
Because a 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?
A Company in Pakistan Bought
Steve's Service Plumbing Name and also 200 other Plumbing Company's Names
all over the country.
What they do is point all the names to one site,
When you type in one of the plumbing company's names
it goes to their site.
The site opens up & says
Welcome to our Plumbing Company.
We have 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 FREE QUOTE
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 $75.00 PlumbingInternational.com
Why would they Sell You Your Name?
When 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.