Maximizing a domain name's value takes thought, creativity and effort - and it requires selecting a good name in the first place. Here are a few tips to maximizing your domain name's potential.
My domain's taken. Should I use hyphens?
Simply put, the answer is no. Hyphens make a domain name longer. Although a domain like Bobsinternetresources.com is long, it's not as long as bobs-internet-resources.com. Try describing that URL on the telephone: "It's Bob. hyphen. internet. hyphen." It can become very cumbersome.
Consider a ccTLD
From a functional perspective, country code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) work just as well as any TLD. Therefore, more webmasters are choosing country-specific domains, as better names are typically available than when choosing a domain under the .com, .org or .net extensions.
Promote your domain to search engines
Once you have configured your domain to point to your Web site, you will need to ensure that search engines are aware of it. If they aren't, your site will receive very few visitors - even if you have managed to find a memorable, snappy domain name.
Think before you buy
In conclusion: because of their widespread
availability and low price, domain names can often be
an "impulse" buy. Most domains bought on a whim, however,
are rarely used. As a result, consider multiple word combinations
and domain types before you buy. Think hard before selecting
you're domain; after all, you will be stuck with it for
at least a year.