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So you've decided to put a web site up on the Internet. In this article, we will discuss the best way to choose a domain name for your business web site, but many of the same  principles apply if you are choosing a name for a hobby or informational site.  So, let's choose a name for your little piece of the Internet.

There are some blunders that people make while choosing a domain name for their site that inhibits its popularity. A good domain name of a site allows people to find your site easily on the Internet. The following would give a fairly good idea of what to avoid while choosing a domain name.

The basic mantra of naming your site is to avoid using numbers in your domain name. Many of the websites on the Internet use numbers either to save letters or to seem different. As an example, a person might name his or her website as www.fun4pets.com for a pet-related website. People who wish to access this site would have to make sure whether the 4 in this domain name is a number or the words
'for' or 'four'. This is how confusing it can get.

Avoid hyphens. It is not advisable to use hyphens in a domain name on your Internet site. They are not easy to remember. When people use hyphens in domain names they presume that the potential customers will remember them, which is quite unlikely. For instance, when customers see a domain name like 'www.fun-for-pets.com' they are most probably going to type 'www.funforpets.com' because it is
more logical and definitely makes more sense. Thus, avoid superfluous things.

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dotservant.com website hosting Said,
Apr 04, 2008 @ 07:46

Good point, an easy to remember domain name is much better than keyword stuffed domain name in the long run.
Keen Said,
Feb 10, 2009 @ 05:55

Excellent post. I register a lot of domains, and your guide will surely help!
marketing mix 7ps Said,
Feb 23, 2010 @ 22:19

I'm glad you mentioned to avoid hyphens, this has been on my mind recently, and I really wanted a domain name which was taken, so was considering hyphens, but it didn't feel rite...
windows vps hosting Said,
May 31, 2010 @ 14:29

Choosing a domain name wisely is very important and provides a boost to your SEO process. Proper keyword research need to be carried out while choosing a domain name for you Website.
Manjo Said,
Jan 09, 2012 @ 18:10

Hi. Popularity of a word before expansion plays large role in delivery by search engines. An example: http://www.ears.su/ - ears - popularity of a word. Thks
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