"How to Choose a Good Domain Name"With the end of 2013 right around the corner, many people are reviewing their domain names and web presence.  Now is a good time to think about adding to your list of virtual real estate by acquiring domain names that will complement the ones you currently have.

Some people may tell you that all the good domain names are taken, but that is not true. The exact one you WANT may be taken but there are ways to come close and get a domain name you like and can use to create your internet presence or EMPIRE. And remember domain names are the price of lunch a year to own, and IMHO, you can really never own enough of them.

The Following tips will increase your chances of getting a good domain name:

*Choose a domain that is short as possible.

*Choose a domain that is easy to spell and remember.

*Choose a value-laden domain that says what you do.

*Try to purchase a .com or a .net if possible. If you are really set on a certain domain name, settle for a .biz or .us if necessary.

*Purchase YourCompanyName.com so that no one else will.

*Purchase the .net, .biz, .us and all others too if you can.

*If your company name is taken, try adding an “Inc” or “LLC” to the end of the name and see if that is available.

*Anytime you get a good .com domain, tie up the .net, .biz, .us and any other variations of the name so others can’t.

*If you find a really good domain name, purchase it for more than one year. Tie it up for as long as you can.

*When purchasing domain names, be sure to set them to automatically renew so you don’t forget to renew.

*Don’t use YourCompanyName.com on your marketing material if your company name is vague or ambiguous.

*Make your domains private or unlisted for anonymity.

*Private domains also keep your email and fax off the public WHOIS database and help prevent SPAM and junk faxes.

*Make a list of all the words you would like to use in your domain name.
Example: We + Buy + Houses + Fast

*If your name is taken, rearrange the words or insert new words in between them.
Example: We + Buy + Atlanta + Houses or Homes

*Make a complete list of all the domains you want to purchase.

Tips for Avoiding Poor Domain Names

*Avoid using domains that are deliberately misspelled.
Example: SellURHome2Us vs. SellYourHomeToUs

* Avoid using domains with hyphens.
Example: WeBuyPrettyHouses vs. We-Buy-Pretty-Houses

*Avoid using domains that are way too long.
Example: WeSaveHomesFromForeclosure.com

*Avoid using domains that are meaningful only to you.
Example: ABCFinancialGroup.com (investor or bank?)

*Avoid using .org unless you want people to think you’re a non-profit organization.
Example: HomeSolutions.org (non-profit?)

*Avoid using unpopular domain extensions such as .info, .tv, .cc, .ws, .name, etc. for your Primary Domain.

Other Tips and Tricks

*Domains that are mapped to your websites are “attached” to your sites. Meaning if you have a Page or Post that is the same as the URL it is a direct domain.

*Domains that are forwarded, are not attached to your site, but are simply redirected to your site.

*Mapped domains get picked up by the search engines. Forwarded domains don’t.

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