Choosing a company name requires a lot of thought and consideration, as should choosing a domain name. See you domain name as your identity on the world wide web, you want to be sure to choose the right one that fits your business, is easy to find and promotes your brand.
Here are 10 Online rules for creating a domain name
It should be easy to type. This is critical to your online success. Try not to use slang or words with multiple spellings, this will make it difficult for clients to find you.
Short and sweet. Short and simple should be the way you want to go online. That way you cut out the risk of customers mistyping or misspelling your name.
Try to use your main keywords, words that describe your business and service. For example nvwebdevelopment.co.za, NV for NovelVite and our keywords web development.
Target your area. If you have a local business, try to use your city or state in the domain name. This will make it easier for clients to find you on Google.
Try not to use numbers or hyphens, they are often misunderstood. When hearing your web address, people will not be sure if it is a number or a word, they can also forget to put in the hyphen. If you are adamant on using these, get more than one domain name and point.
There are millions of domain names, getting one that is catchy and memorable is vital for you to stand out in the online world. Once you have decided on a domain name, share it with your friends to make sure that it makes sense to them.
Do a little research. Be sure that you are not using a trademarked or copyrighted name. This could result in you losing your domain name and getting sued by the other company.
NUMBER EIGHT (This is vital for online)
Use the right domain name extension. A domain extension is the part that comes at the end of your web address. Each and every one has a specific use. Do research or ask your professional web development company for help with this.
The meaning of some of the extensions:
.co : an abbreviation for company, commerce, and community.
.info : informational sites.
.net : technical, Internet infrastructure sites.
.org : non-commercial organizations and nonprofits.
.biz : business or commercial use, like e-commerce sites.
.me : blogs, resumes or personal sites.
Protecting and building your brand. When your brand is established, try to get a few other misspelled versions for your domain. This will help you protect your brand, other people would not be able to register another name similar to yours. You will then be able to forward all the domain to the one domain with your website one.
Do not let the grass grow under your feet. Move fast. Domain names sell quickly, thankfully they are also easy to come by and not expensive. Register your favorite names as soon as possible.
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