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How to choose a domain name?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by darren hayes, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. #1
    Hello Every one

    I was wondering when it comes to choosing a domain name for your business, what should be the approach for keeping the domain name in your mind? a keyword? business name? or both? if we choose both the domain name gets LTD, long tail domain... so what to do?
     
    darren hayes, Aug 9, 2016 IP
  2. mrforum

    mrforum Active Member

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    * Is it easily pronounceable ?
    * Is it short enough ?
    * What about the availability of other domain extensions? If the main extensions like com/net/org/local version is registered you should be concerned about that
    * Keep in mind already existing brands/products, don't try to copy them or include their names
    * Is it easily memorable ?
    * Better avoid dashes and numbers
    * Don't be too specific,i mean something which includes a specific year or place, what if you would have to expand your business to some other places?
    * Consider SEO, any keywords related to your business included in the domain ?
     
    mrforum, Aug 10, 2016 IP
  3. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #3
    There's basically two types of domain names: branded and keyword names. Which one you should go with will depend on your project.
     
    dcristo, Aug 10, 2016 IP
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    KylieSweet Active Member

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    Its better to create a domain name which consist of your brand name and your target keyword.
     
    KylieSweet, Aug 11, 2016 IP
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    Navea Greenhorn

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    #5
    It really depends and boils down to one's preference but I will share my opinion.

    When I'm putting up a blog, I use the keywords that I am targeting for which will also help define what my website is all about just by looking at the domain name.

    When it comes to business, I use the business name. Although it would be very difficult to brand your business name but worth it if you will succeed.
     
    Navea, Aug 11, 2016 IP
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    seoaceindia Banned

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    keyword related your main product and this keyword have competition means choose keyword which is search by people.
     
    seoaceindia, Aug 11, 2016 IP
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    VerdinaNET Greenhorn

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    Short and clear. Agree with that :)
     
    VerdinaNET, Aug 12, 2016 IP
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    Bahamut Member

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    if my keyword is too long . can it affect seo?
     
    Bahamut, Aug 12, 2016 IP
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    FunkyEssence Peon

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    I agree as well. If going with your business name, try and include a keyword in there as well.
     
    FunkyEssence, Aug 12, 2016 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Brave for a cat to come into a thread with a dog :p

    To answer your question, it doesn't matter. What matters is that the keyword is in the domain name :)
     
    dcristo, Aug 12, 2016 IP
  11. Bahamut

    Bahamut Member

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    Haha. You are lovely dog.
    I understand. because I 'm doing Production Launch. some documents saying the domain name is the name of the product. That is why I ask so.
    Thank lovely dog!!!
     
    Bahamut, Aug 12, 2016 IP
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    #12
    Take help of online to find your domain which exactly need.
     
    Shahidul Islam, Aug 14, 2016 IP
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    @dcristo: Lovely dog can help him, pls :D
     
    Bahamut, Aug 14, 2016 IP
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    Always use a .com as the end even though your business do not locate in the US. I am finding a .com has more exposure to the world than if you have a .com.au when my business locates in Australia
     
    pullmanS, Aug 18, 2016 IP
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    VerdinaNET Greenhorn

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    Goog advice, completely agree with that.
     
    VerdinaNET, Aug 19, 2016 IP
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    The best domain is the right one that bring effectiveness to your business. So you should research very carefully and deeply about the market, the business in order to choose the best domain for you. Normally, people are tending to remember domains that are short, memorable and easy to spell.

    If your website is in specific markets, you should also choose the domain related to your brand or products. You can choose the name base on the keywords people tend to search or products that people are usually easy to remember and pronounce. In the future, the domain keywords also help you to improve quickly in SEO strategies.
     
    daica85, Aug 21, 2016 IP
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    Your domain name should be simple and short. You can also take keyword as your domain if it suits your site.
     
    Yatish Gaba, Sep 6, 2016 IP
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    Please , I don't know which is better.
    Name cheap or Go daddy.
    I have checked online but I prefer if a geek here would explain the benefits and downsides. Gracias
     
    skysd, Sep 13, 2016 IP