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Choose Your Domain Name

Sunday, May 16, 2010

When you decide to host your own website, you will need to register for a domain name first. It is worth the time and trouble to research what domain name you should get. There are actually a couple things you should do first before you register a domain name.

1.) Check for blacklisted domain name
If you are using a generic domain name, it is a good idea to check if it is blacklisted.
You can use this service: http://lookup.uribl.com/ to check if you domain name has been blacklisted.

2.) Research your keyword
It makes sense that your domain name should contain your keyword. It makes it easier for people to find you, and with some basic SEO optimization it will help you rank on search engines, such as Google.

3.) Look at how the domain name reads
Is it easy to read, or remember? How difficult is it to type? The domain name should be short and easy to remember. You will be surprised how some businesses get this wrong, with hilarious results.

Here are some fine examples of funny domain name:
  1. Who Represents is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity. Their Web site is www.whorepresents.com/
  2. Experts Exchange is a knowledge base where programmers can exchange Advice and views at www.expertsexchange.com/
  3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at www.penisland.net/
  4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at www.therapistfinder.com/
  5. There's the Italian Power Generator company, www.powergenitalia.com/
  6. And don't forget the Mole Station Native Nursery in New South Wales, www.molestationnursery.com/
  7. If you're looking for IP computer software, there?s always www.ipanywhere.com/
  8. The First Cumming Methodist Church Web site is www.cummingfirst.com/
  9. And the designers at Speed of Art await you at their wacky Web site, www.speedofart.com/