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Choosing a Domain Name – One of the First Stops for Your New Website

So, what is a domain name, or simply a domain? Well, the answer is also very simple: it`s your website`s name.

Let`s get straight to the point: you can`t name your website however you like. Actually, you can, but you won`t have any profits from it.

Search engines simply love when you have some of your main keywords in your website URL (Uniform Resource Locator), and you will get a higher ranking just for having some of them in your domain.

Not to mention the impact this will have on your visitors. For example, lets say someone searches for “truck accessories” . How would they react to find your website there, in the search engine results, named www.truck-accessories.com? Just look at the address and ask yourself: does it realy have an impact on me ? You bet it does. You can get a lot of customers just by the first impression.

Also, be sure not to fall on the trick of creating brand names such as “Whipssy”, “Gecko” or similar. You`re the “small fish” remember? You don`t have enough money to boost your brand and make it strong. Start realisticly, it`ll pay off later.

Well, now that we`ve settled this, it`s time to pick some of the domain name providers.

This is how it works: you choose your registration service and register your desired domain name. Then you can choose (in most companies) 2 plans : a half year, and a full year registration. If you`re sure you`ll stay in businees for quite a time ( remember the rule: Never Quit! ) take the one-year registration. In some cases, it even saves you some money. Otherwise, e.g experimenting, take the half-year one.

Prices vary from 6,7 to about 10, 14 dollars per year. Not to mention that domain reselling has become one hell of a job. Recently, some guy bought a domain for $10, and sold it for $17000. There are thousands of such examples. So, if you`re smart, figure out a name, buy it (pray it`s not already taken) and sell it. You can sell your domains on some of these sites: www.thedomainnameaftermarket.com, www.domainmart.com, www.dnforum.com

When buying a domain name, make sure that the service you buy from offers great support. You don`t want any complications. It could cost your business. The service has to have 24/7 support, and has to provide you with Domain forwarding (..its when you register another domain e.g .net, .org, forwarding automatically forwards those addresses to your original site..)

Here are some of the great domain name providers:

www.domaindirect.com
www.godaddy.com
www.register.com

Well that`s about it about domain names. If you liked the article, feel free to distribute it on your website as long as you provide this site a link-back and leave all the links intact. Next article will be about web hosting, another very important factor when starting a new website.

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Domain Names 101 – A Dummies Guide to Choosing Great Domain Names

When it comes to choosing your domain name, do not allow yourself to get stressed out or worry over choosing the perfect domain name that will make your website a success. When it comes down to it, there are several things you can do to ensure you choose the best type of domain for your business, and after that any number of domain names will work effectively for you. However, you need to read the following suggestions and follow them in order to avoid any costly mistakes to your traffic and business due to a bad domain name.

Tip #1 Short and Sweet

You will want a domain name that is short and sweet. There are many reasons for this, however if you have a short domain name it will be easier for people to remember and revisit not to mention tell others about. Also, if your domain name is short, other websites linking to your site will not have to worry about broken URLs and invalid web pages.

Tip #2 Make a List

You should definitely make a list of the domain names you like the most, but it is best if you make a list of themes rather than exact domain names. The reason for this is there are so many domain names on the Internet that finding an easy one is not so easy. So, come up with themes you are interested in and then start searching from there.

Tip #3 Be Open

Do not set your heart on one particular domain name, especially if it is a generic one because odds are it is taken. You will only be disappointed and unhappy with any other domain name. Do not set yourself up like this and realize ahead of time that you will need to be really creative with your domain name and open to new ideas and options.

Tip #4 Search for Options

Once you have your list of themes and ideas you want for a domain name you can start searching online. There are plenty of websites that will allow you to search and register different domain names. Most likely, several that you search for will be taken and the program might suggest you take that domain name with a really large number on the end or other variations that are available. In general, you do not want to do this because it is more difficult to remember your URL and you will get a lot of your traffic misdirected.

Tip #5 Dot Com

There are many kinds of extensions or suffixes available for URLs from com to .net and .biz to .info. While all of these are options and your particular desired domain might be taken under .com and available under tv you should consider long and hard before doing this. The reason for this is everyone knows about .com and if they are thinking of your website they will probably search for it as .com first. So, having a .com will keep people from getting confused. Also, if your keyword URL exists as a .com and you choose .net, you will probably lose customers and traffic to the other site because people know to go to .com.

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