Domain Name Registration Tips

Domain name registration hints and tips

 

The first step to any website is choosing a domain name (a website name). This will represent who you are and what you do. Choosing a domain name should be a memorable name and not something complicated with odd characters or spelt an odd way.

 

List as many words you can think off that represent your business or the website content. Once you have this list make up some combinations.

 

Short names are easy to remember and are less susceptible to spelling mistakes and errors. Remember people need to find you, so choose something that your customers will remember, that tells people who you are and appear professional.

 

Will a search engine friendly domain name give me an advantage?

 

This particular question has been the question of much debate however be assured that a good domain name can assist you greatly when your website is designed and developed correctly. In our experience search engines score your domain name as part of the overall assessment of where your business website will rank. Although it is not essential to have the best domain name, most search engines will rely primarily on the sites content, structure, layout and of course keywords and page titles along with popularity, creditable back links ect.. 

 

Common problems with domain name regisrtation 

 

Avoid hyphenated names - the hyphen is often forgotten which means your customers might end up on a competitors website or worse receive your emails.

 

Renewals - keep note of when your domain expires to avoid interruptions with your website and renew it before its due.

 

Domain registrant - Make sure you're the registrant of your website and not the person registering it on your behalf.

 

Keep your contact details up to date and notify your provider of any change of address to ensure you get your reminder for your domain renewal.

 

Website Design is important

 

Once you have your domain name it is essential that you consider they style of website you will build. Take a look at your compeition or some other website examples and list all the things that you like and dislike about there websites. Speak with some of your customers and see what they consider to be a friendly website. It is important that your design keeps them interested. We have more information on web design tips under articles, if you would like assistance in Sydney Website Design or Domain registration then contact us today.

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