Domain Name Ideas for Your Business

Copyright (c) 2009 John Khu

To achieve success with your web site, you will need to choose the right type of domain name that is relevant to the theme of your web portal. Hence, choosing the correct name is very important. Almost all well-known web sites have names built around very sensitive and important keywords. Good keywords are very essential for the success of web sites. Web users enter their keywords of choice to search for information from the web. A web user who wants to have an access to information about a product or service will enter keywords in the search bar of the major search engines. Keyword types of domain names are very handy to develop your business ideas.

If you are running an orchid flower selling online business, then you may wish to choose a name like onlineorchidflowers.com. Likewise, a business that sells discount flowers will do well with a name like discountedflowers.com. Choosing the right type of name is not at all difficult. You just need to use your common sense to find out a very good domain name. Here are some practical domain name ideas for your business:

1. All famous domain names are very short. People can easily type very short domain names unlike a long one that is difficult to type and remember. People also hate to type a very long name.
2. Let the name chosen be very simple. People always misspell domain names that are difficult to type. It is likely that someone may visit some other people’s web site if they misspell your domain name.
3. Never ever, use a domain name that sounds like an established and approved trade name. You could land in serious trouble if you do that. Double-check your domain name before you publish it.
4. Let the name be relevant to the theme of your business. People want to reach web sites that reflect their needs and requirements.
5. Give preference to a .com domain-name extension. If it is not available, then you can take other domain extensions. .com is still the in thing!
6. If possible, register all similar domain names under different extensions like .net, .org, .biz etc. You can always redirect people to your main web site by using these domain names.
7. Never ever, use hyphens. Web users will never be able to remember them. It is also difficult to type these names. If someone is using domain name of your choice, do not order for a domain that contains hyphens in between. People may confuse your web site with similar sounding web sites. This will result in your web users visiting your competitor’s web portals.
8. If you have a difficult to remember name, people may miss out some letters in the domain name. To avoid this possibility, you can register similar sounding names and redirect visitors from these domains to your main web site. All well-known web sites use these techniques even if someone types wrong URL in the address bar of the search engine.

Make sure that the domain of your choice is actually available with a registrar. You can use the Whois database to check whether the domain name of your choice is still available or not.

John Khu, an author and a seasoned professional with vast experience in expired domain name business and owner of website called http://www.ExpiredDomainGains.com which provides complete and up-to-date info on expired domain and their eternal secrets. “This article may be freely reprinted or distributed in its entirety in any e-zine, newsletter, blog or website as long as the resource box remain intact.”

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