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6 tips for choosing a good domain name for your website

By Debjit on December 21st, 2010 

www domain nameA website is the first and foremost gateway to your business – be it an online business or a  business that involves manufacturing. And what recognizes a website uniquely is it’s domain name. It is very important to choose a domain name that is friendly to both your visitors and the search engines. So, in this article we will share with you various tips which will help you to choose the right domain name for your website.

Your Domain name should have the right length

Although there is no particular length for a domain name that can be termed as perfect. So, it is always better to choose a domain name that is short in length as it will be easy for people to remember. This will make it easy for your visitors to tell about your website to fellow readers.

It is ideal to have your company’s name in your domain name

When you give your website’s name to someone, they can at once guess the name of your company if you have your company’s name in your domain name itself. This is not a requirement but yes, we would recommend you to do this if the domain name is available.

.com or .net or .org or what?

These short texts which are appended to the end of your domain names are called Top Level Domains (TLD). The .com TLD is by far the most common and often used domain on the web. .net happens to be the second most commercially popular TLD to be used after .com. If your business is country specific then you may like to have a country specific TLD such as .in for India and .au for Australia.

What separators should be used if you have long domain name?

If your business or blog has a very long name or title then you should probably consider using a separator in your domain name in order to avoid spelling mistakes. Using a separator also removes any confusion with your domain name spellings. As an example, it is always better to have a domain name name like rather than having Using a separator also improves the readability of your domain name.

Domain Name history

Always check the history of a domain name before purchasing it. If a domain name is currently available, that does not mean it was not used earlier. If your domain name had been already used by someone and is under the “Rogue Domain Names” or the black list of any search engine, then forget any traffic from these sources such as Search engines and blog directories.

NEVER register a domain name which has a trademark

You should stay away from domain names that include trademarked names. For eg., if you want a domain name that points to some already established business’s name and you are not the owner of the business then better opt out.

You might also consider improving your search engine rankings by getting link building services from your most reliable SEO agency.

If you have some more tips on choosing a good domain name that you would like to share with us or our readers, then you may consider doing so by leaving a comment below.


6 tips for choosing a good domain name for your website was originally published on on July 28, 2009 - 10:30 pm (Indian Standard Time)