Monday, October 18, 2010

Choosing a Domain Name for YOUR Web Site

Web Presence (Domain Name)Acquiring a domain name is an important first step in building a successful online presence. Some of the most important reasons why individuals and businesses should select a good, short, and catchy domain name are:

  1. Improve Your Marketing and Visibility
    The right domain name allows customers an easy way to remember and find you. It's your location on the web. It's also your email address.
  2. Build Credibility
    Using your domain for your website and to personalize your email helps establish credibility and professionalism. For instance, an email address such as is more professional than
  3. Protect Your Brand
    Purchase the domain name that best represents your business name. Domains are valuable online real estate. Secure the right name and keep it out of the hands of your competitors.

    You may also find many attractive domains for your business. Securing more than one helps protect your brand and increase your reach. You can easily direct as many domains as you want to a single website.
  4. Acquire More Traffic
    Some domains already receive traffic. This traffic principally comes from direct type-in or referral traffic. Direct type-in is when an internet user types the domain directly into her browser, such as typing '' Referral traffic typically comes from links on other websites.
  5. As an Investment
    Similar to real estate, domain names are investments. Domain values increase daily. You
    yourself can make your domain name more valuable by building and marketing your website.

*Research confirms that domain names ending with .com verses all others are 80% more likely to achieve favorable results.

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