Domain Name Do's and Don'ts
newcomers to the Web, I'll give a brief definition of a
name is the same as "www.yoursitename.com". It's
as your URL or Website Address.
www.webmastercourse.com is my site's domain name or
name must be registered and approved before you can
call it your
own. The reason it works this way is because two
having the same domain name cannot reside online at the
If someone types in www.webmastercourse.com, he/she
will go to
my website and no one else's.
your domain name and awaiting approval gives the
company opportunity to check with every other
around the world to be sure no one else has already
your domain name "first."
takes 2 to 3 days to receive confirmation of your
haven't registered your own domain name yet, please take
following tips into consideration before doing so.
name can affect the number of repeat visitors to
will only remember your domain name for a future
visit if it
is easy to remember.
Which of the
two domain names below would you more likely
first one. The shorter the better. Visitors will
domain name, remember it, and hopefully visit again in
if the domain name is simple and to the point.
domain name should be directly related to your offer or
available at your website.
www.webmastercourse.com is directly related to web
training. In monitoring our website statistics, I've
we have many visitors each month who arrive at our
simply typing in the domain name instead of arriving
search engines, other links, etc. Of course, this was
not so at
the start. But, as visitors began coming, they began
the domain name and repeating their visits in this
possible, use a generic name that people might would type
ever hearing about you.
www.webdesign.com is very generic, and I'm sure
simply type this name in to see what's available in
generic names I can think of are:
www.cars.com www.boats.com www.computers.com
www.calculators.com www.food.com www.pencils.com www.skiing.com
many of the most popular generic names are reserved, it
wise to search for the most generic name possible in
that's easy to remember.
above tips will help you choose a domain name that
tremendously increase your repeat visitor rate. A website
be designed, and then built upon a solid visitor
simple, easy-to-remember domain name is a great start to
written by Candice Pardue, editor of Web Design Weekly.
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