WebsiteGear Logo Log In
New User? Sign Up
About | Contact | FAQ
  Home Content Site Development Website Planning Friday, October 20, 2017 
Print| Email| Save| Discuss| Feeds


Naming Your Website
Published: Friday, October 10, 2003


Deciding on the name
A website name (also known as website address or the domain name) often speaks a lot on the internet. It is not uncommon to choose a long name with more than 15 characters to describe the content or speciality of your website. For example, a domain name consisting of initials only, such as f1r.com, may not create a lasting impression compared to a domain name FormulaOneRacing.com. Visitor's will be able to remember the name easily rather than searching on the internet for finding your website for a second visit.

When selecting a domain name, here are the tips to consider:
  1. Do you already have a company name? If yes, try to find a domain which includes your company name.

  2. What are your website topic keywords? Can you include at least one in your domain name.

  3. Does the domain name describe your website content?

  4. Can your website content be categorized in a web directory such as DMOZ.org based upon the domain name only?

  5. Does the domain name include words that are spelled differently in different parts of the world (such as color and colour, humor and humour). If you choose such a name, you might have to register both versions of the domain name.

Domain Names
With the ever growing population of new websites every day, and record new domain name registrations every month, it might be hard to find a domain name of your choice. Therefore, keep a few domain names in mind, or a combination of words while searching for a domain name. Buying your choicest domain from a broker company may be expensive in case you do not find one that is available.

Domain Name Extension
Choosing the right domain extension is also essential. The .com extension is the most popular and very widely
referenced domain for commercial websites. .net extension is mainly for service providers such as hosting companies and network providers. Country specific domains (such as .co.uk, .us) are also popular within individual countries. For example, if you do business in the United Kingdom, getting a .co.uk will create a local branding and attract more visitors from U.K. Sometimes advertisers look for such country specific domain extensions for promoting their products.

Tips & Tricks
It is wise to choose a domain name that is not used by any other company with another extension. There might be legal issues later where you might have to give up your domain due to trademark or other violations. Domain registration is very cheap nowadays (only $8.95/yr at GoDaddy.com).

Therefore, if you have the budget, registering as many extensions as you can will save some grief later. No one will be able to register the other extensions with your site name when your site becomes popular.
Previous Article Planning For Your Website Estimate Your Expenses Next Article
Print| Email| Save| Discuss| Feeds
RELATED ARTICLES
Nav SubDomain - The Third Level Domain
A subdomain is the part of the website address before the domain name. Learn about using subdomain names.
Nav Website Traffic & Revenue
Often traffic is associated with the success of the website. This article discusses the relationship between traffic and revenue for a content versus ecommerce site.
Nav How To Sell A Website
If you have an existing website or domain name you no longer need and wish to sell, this article will explain the steps you need to take to ensure a quick, easy, profitable sale.
Nav Server Side Includes - Centralize Common Content
Use server side includes to centralize the common web site content.
Nav Website Revenue - An Introduction
Does your website make money? There are billions of websites on the internet. About 30 million domain names are registered. But among these, how many of the websites do make money?
RELATED NEWS
News Post Moroccan Government Official Website(maroc.ma) -- King Mohammed VI Urges Parliament: Our Country Needs a New Model of Development
MILAN, October 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, made this statement a few days ago, in Parliament i...
News Post OuterBox Grows Q3 Revenue by 83% and Projects Seven-Figure 2017 Growth
OuterBox, a nationwide leader in eCommerce web design and eCommerce SEO services continues growth.
News Post Polystar Acquires P-OSS to Help Communications Service Providers Deliver and Manage Network Services and Customer Experience
STOCKHOLM, October 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Polystar [http://www.polystar.com ], a leading supplier of Customer Experience Ma...
News Post Generali Global Assistance Promotes Identity Protection As National Cyber Security Awareness Month Partner
Company presents at National Cyber Security Alliance and Nasdaq Cybersecurity Summit
News Post Tokyo Metropolitan Government Invites Applications for Accelerator Program: Blockchain Business Camp Tokyo
TOKYO, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has been actively working to attract foreign com...
Submit News | View More NewsView more news
RELATED CLASSIFIED ADS
Classified Ad Website Designing, Domain Name, Webhosting
Create Website and take your business to the next level with all your business information. We desig ...
Classified Ad Website Designing, Domain Name, Webhosting
Offer on Domain Name Registration .in Rs. 199.00, .co.in Rs. 199.00 , .net.in Rs. 199.00 , .org.in ...
Classified Ad Cheap Domain Registration
Looking for cheap private domain registration and cheap web hosting plans? BallisticDomains is a lea ...
Classified Ad Domain Registration and Web Hosting
We provide the best price for domain registration and web hosting. Domain name price like .com Rs.55 ...
Classified Ad Domain Registration and Web Hosting
We provide the best price for domain registration and web hosting. Domain name price like .com Rs.55 ...
Post Free Ad | View More View more classifieds
RELATED FORUM POSTS
Forum Post Redirect Domain to new subsite
My apologies if this is a dumb question: We have 20 location sites on their own domains (with th ...
Forum Post Strange problem with domain name configuration
We have a few domain names registered with Network solutions. Recently, we changed web hosts. In t ...
Forum Post Parent servers say that the domain does not exist
I have a certain question related to DNS configuration: 1) a week ago my internet domain SKARBIEC ...
Forum Post DNS Records For Google Apps For Your Domain ERROR
I'm trying to use Google Apps for Your Domain, and have pointed webearce.com.ar to editDNS ser ...
Forum Post How could I center this site?
Hi everybody, I made this website a long time ago and I didnīt have into account that it wouldnīt ...
Add New Post | View More View more forum posts
POPULAR ARTICLES
Nav How To Sell A Website
Nav Subdomain Configuration - How To Setup A Sub Domain
Nav Domain Configuration - How To Setup A Domain Name
Nav Website Layout - Tips & Tricks
Nav Round Robin DNS Load Balancing
Nav Introduction To Server Load Balancing
Nav Website Traffic & Revenue
Nav Tips On Using SubDomain
FEATURED NEWS | POPULAR NEWS
View More News View More News