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What makes a good domain name?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by bbbjdcan, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. KingBanners

    KingBanners Member

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    #21
    always try your best to find a .com domain
    try to stay away from using dashes - (its easier for people to pronounce and remember your domain verbally)
    keep it short
    SEMrush
     
    KingBanners, Mar 19, 2012 IP
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  2. barellano

    barellano Peon

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    #22
    I would recommend using one of the 3 TLD's: .com, .net, or .org and nothing else. Secondly it all depends what you are doing with your site. If you are a business with a brand, you would probably try to get your business name or brand name in a .com like nike.com. If you are creating niche sites and attempting to rank the site for a paticular key term such as "best basketball shoes" then you would attempt to get bestbasketballshoes.com to help give you some SEO juice.You can rank a "branded" site for any keyword, but it is best to have your brand name in your domain name so that your readers will identify you easier. There are many other marketing topics that go along with branding, but this is a short answer for "what makes a good domain name".
     
    barellano, Mar 19, 2012 IP
  3. cbusiness

    cbusiness Active Member

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    #23


    I would agree with this 100%
     
    cbusiness, Mar 21, 2012 IP
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    mankatha Greenhorn

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    #24
    Just related to the content or business in website. And also easy to read and spell.. and also small length of characters..
     
    mankatha, Mar 21, 2012 IP
  5. Jordyminty78

    Jordyminty78 Peon

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    #25
    .com .org .net are good. Something short, and catchy works the best in my opinion. A long domain name is definitely a NO NO. With my domain names I immediately think of what kind of logo I can develop, based on a catchy name for my site. You really want to get creative with it, and avoid being just "another site".
     
    Jordyminty78, Mar 22, 2012 IP
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    lachlandv Peon

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    #26
    Length
    Keywords
    TLD
    Age
    Premium letters
    History
    PR
    The list goes on.
     
    lachlandv, Mar 23, 2012 IP
  7. htmlindex

    htmlindex Prominent Member

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    #27
    What makes a good domain is that it is a quality keyword domain name. .com if possible as well. Otherwise your domain name may be worthless, like most of the domains posted in the Appraisals section. I really don't get the crap lots of people reg....
     
    htmlindex, Mar 24, 2012 IP
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    #28
    I think having a keyword rich domain is a good name. If you have loseweightin1month as a long tail keyword then if you can get that as a .com that would be good. If you optimize the site around that keyword, you can get more attention in search engines, and become a website of authority in that keyword. You can also try shorten words to make a unique brand name like techispeak. Something that implies that you are talking about a niche. Techispeak means your talking about a site that should be related to technology.
     
    affkb99, Mar 24, 2012 IP
  9. latestnews

    latestnews Greenhorn

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    #29
    A shorter domain name is good. And is better to be .com
     
    latestnews, Mar 30, 2012 IP
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    #30
    Old by age + short+ easy to remember and much better if there including any key phrases what you're targeting for your business.
     
    reninter, Mar 30, 2012 IP
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    PVSInternational Peon

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    #31
    keywords in domain name and short will be fine.
     
    PVSInternational, Mar 30, 2012 IP
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    HostOwnage Peon

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    #32
    Thanks to all that have posted on this thread, good points of view.
     
    HostOwnage, Mar 31, 2012 IP
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    rohiteshwar Peon

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    #33
    Your domain name should show your business or we can say reflect your business......
     
    rohiteshwar, Apr 2, 2012 IP
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    #34
    search on google trends before, so we know what many in the search by people, it's useless if there is no good name to look for
     
    zack_lee, Apr 2, 2012 IP
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    zack_lee Peon

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    #35
    inteli5.com
    price: $300
     
    zack_lee, Apr 3, 2012 IP
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    #36
    Buy your .com's all day. I wouldn't go with any other TLD, unless I already have the .com. Then I would make sure to secure the .net. Short, two words, maybe three. Less than 10 letter, ith no abbreviations, symbols, or numbers.
     
    HostJail, Apr 3, 2012 IP
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    etc Well-Known Member

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    #37
    if it has a keyword you'd like to promote on the domain, it should be great. but then as long as there will be a good unique contents on the website, domains don't matter at all.
     
    etc, Apr 3, 2012 IP
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    harvester Well-Known Member

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    #38
    I was undecided about which extension to buy when I recently bought a new domain (not the domain in my sig.)
    I bought the .com extension and a few days later I also bought the .co.uk extension.
    It's a local uk news website, or will be, so my reasoning was a co.uk extension might be more localised than a .com extension.
    I suppose this is the equivalent of an American webmaster buying the .com extension and later also buying the .US extension, to make his or her website more localised.
    I'll probably finish up using the .com and keeping the .co.uk in reserve.
     
    harvester, Apr 4, 2012 IP
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    #39
    the right keywords which high search , related and high conversion to target your niche
    the right domain extension to target the right market like use .com to target global , use .us to target us, use .eu to target europe, use .in to target india
    short and simple that make you easy to remember,
    no symbol and numbers in the domain that separate your keywords
     
    JerrickYeoh, Apr 5, 2012 IP
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    oriza zatyfa Peon

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    #40
    I think;
    name is too long, clearly, shows the category of domains, and in the end .com
     
    oriza zatyfa, Apr 5, 2012 IP