Tips on Choosing a Domain Name
Some simple tips for choosing a domain name
Keep it short, keep it simple
To find your site people need to be able to remember your address and type it into their browser easily. Aim to register the shortest name that your customers and visitors will associate with your website.
Try to avoid words which are hard to spell, and don’t overuse numbers and shortened versions of words as they can be more difficult to remember.
.co.uk, .com, .net
Registering the same domain name with a variety of extensions will help you protect your brand, particularly if you own a trademark for a certain name.
If possible register the .co.uk, .com, .eu and .net extensions. These are the most popular domain names, and by registering all of them you can help to prevent cyber squatters and loss of traffic through people visiting the wrong website.
Furthermore, registering multiple domain names with different extensions can dissuade potential competitors and help strengthen your search engine listings.
Consider Common Variants
If you have a domain name that can be easily pluralised or misspelled (e.g. we have registered “hartinternet.co.uk”), consider registering alternatives as well to stop traffic going elsewhere.
You may want to register related domain names based around:
• Misspellings and typos: Particularly if your name is spelled in an unconventional way or is potentially subject to typos (e.g. ‘hartinternet.co.uk’).
• Plurals/non-plurals: E.g. registering both ‘besteverwebhost.com’ and ‘besteverwebhosts.com’.
• Different grammatical forms: E.g. ‘besteverwebhost.com’ and ‘besteverwebhosting.com’.
• Synonyms: E.g. ‘besteverwebhost.com’ and ‘greatesteverwebhost.com’.
Don't Get Overcharged
Amazingly, some companies still sell domain names for as much as £100. To put that into perspective, Heart Internet domain names start at just £2.79 per year!
To save even more with us, you can use the Domain Name Credits system, which will also save you lots of time if you are buying multiple domain names.
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