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Top Things To Consider During A Domain Name Search

Aug 17, 2007
It might not seem like a big deal on the surface, but a domain name search is actually one of the most important steps in creating a good web site. This is especially so for businesses that intend to be reliant on the Internet for traffic and customers. Doing a solid domain name search to find the best possible site name is vital.

The importance of a domain name search and the subsequent naming of the site is key in making sure people can find your site, remember your site name and also pass it along to their friends and other fellow potential clients.

Think of some of your favorite web sites and the names they use, and you'll see why a domain name is so important. Business sites you frequent tend to use the business name in the domain. News sites either relate to the types of news they cover, or they use the publication name. Fun sites use names that spell out what they do or close to it. The catchier or shorter the domain name found during a search, the better.

As you do a domain name search to find the ideal business site name for your company, remember:

* Your search should include your business name and/or the topics your site will deal with. The more relevant the name to what you do or who you are, the better. This is important for helping potential clients remember your site name. If you can land your business name, or its main product, during a domain search, grab it.
* The domain name search tools provided by site building companies should be taken advantage of to find a name that's unique, short, easy to spell, easy to remember and even more importantly easy to type. Stay away from names that are too long, too complicated or too unrelated to what you do. The further away a domain name is from who you are or what you do, the more likely it is you won't have great success in marketing. Unless of course, the site name is so catchy, people can't forget it.
* Use a domain name search to find a site name that's uncomplicated. You don't want your site to get lost in the shuffle. Don't use a complex combination of letters, number and hyphens or underscores in your domain name. These tend to confuse people and make it difficult for them to remember how to find your site again.

As you do domain name searches, remember the site name you choose will likely be used by you to market your company, make sales and generally spread the word about who you are and what you do. Think marketing as you do searches and you'll be on the right track.

Before you settle on a name for your site, ask yourself these questions:

* Has my domain name search covered all the possible bases?
* Does the name I'm thinking of using for my domain reflect what I do?
* Does the domain I've chosen have a catchy sound?
* Is the domain name easy to remember? Easy to type?

It might not seem like a very big deal, but naming a web site is key in driving traffic to it. The more thought that goes into the process, the better. Use domain name search tools to help you find the best possible name for your site.
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