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Tips For Choosing A Domain Name

Thinking of starting a new website? Don’t be hasty about selecting a domain name especially if you’re using it to start a business. Sure you can forward the domain if you ever decide to change it, but you’re risking losing a lot of name recognition if you go that route. Before you decide to register a new domain name, make sure to take a peek at some of these 8 helpful tips.

  • Do your keyword research. Keywords in a domain can go a long way towards helping your site rank well organically, but you don’t want to make it too generic. You want a memorable name!
  • Don’t make the domain name too long. Once again, you want it to be a memorable name!
  • Try to use easy-to-use words. There’s no reason to complicate things for users trying to visit your site.
  • Don’t be afraid to purchase multiple tlds (i.e .com and .net) for your domain so nobody else does.
  • Tell your friends and family what domain you want to register. Do they find it creative and are they able to spell it easily?
  • Avoid hyphens at all costs. It’s common for users to forget to add them when typing in your address.
  • It’s always a good idea to do a Trademark search to make sure you don’t run into any future legal problems.
  • Make sure to keep an eye on the expiration date for your domain. Don’t let all of your hard work get scooped up by a competitor!

About Brad Litwin

Brad Litwin is the Marketing Manager for A2 Hosting. He has been with the company since 2007. His specialties include affiliate marketing, content writing and SEO. In his spare time he enjoys running and reading.

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