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Ten Things to Consider When Registering a Domain Name

Discussion in 'Domain Name Forum' started by Wulaishiwo, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Wulaishiwo

    Wulaishiwo New Member

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    Ten Things to Consider When Registering a Domain Name

    1. Is the company you are buying it from accredited by ICANN?
    2. Is the website secure?
    3. Are you required to log*in to your account?
    4. What is the site’s privacy policy?
    5. What contact information should you give?
    6. Does the company offer “registrar lock”?
    7. How good is the domain renewal service?
    8. What if I choose not to renew a domain name?
    9. Have you checked all the different fees?
    10. How can you contact the company?
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  2. eUKhost

    eUKhost Official Company Representative

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    Great! The things listed by Wulaishiwo are very much important when choosing a registrar and registering a domain name.
  3. ServerSea

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    The name you have selected must meet all the requirements. Domain name is one of those aspects that have a very big role to play in the success of your business. The name of the domain will portray the first picture of your business in the minds of the onlookers and hence the name must be selected after a thorough planning and brainstorming.
    If the name is user-friendly, it will attract huge traffic on to the website. Registering the domain in your name is not a good idea as it can create confusions in the mind of the potential; customers. This will also affect the growth of the domain beyond a certain point. Searching for your domain will also be difficult if your domain name is yours or someone else's name.
    If you are registering you domain name, you must be able to capitalize on this brand name. Before registering the domain name, you must also make sure that your website has quality content that is capable of making the site popular. The domain name must not be too long, as a long name will create boredom. The name must be something very simple, as the client must never find it hard to remember your domain name. If the name you opt is more than three words, you can make use of hyphens. However, symbols are not accepted in domain names. The domain names must raise curiosity in the minds of the clients so that they feel like checking your domain out.
    Selecting the right registrar for registering the domain is also important. The registrar must be capable of doing the type of registration you require. The private domain name registration will enable you to protect your personal information. However, the domain name you register must be able to serve your needs.
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    Company age is also very important point. Old Companies always considered more reliable and people can easily purchase from it.
  5. jaikanth12

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    Nice Points, really this must and should be considered for registering a domain
  6. ServerSea

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    Thanks for liking :)
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    Those pointers are truly essential,when it comes to Registering your domain! Great that you've posted those here!
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    Thanks che09 for your feedback.
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    domain registrars also set various prices for using the whois protector service. if you wish to use this then check their policies and prices on this. also choose a registrar with good customer service reputation
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    Nice share budy..
    But I'm confused about 'registrar lock', how do I know about this point and what is it?
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    REGISTRAR-LOCK is a status code that can be set on an Internet domain name by the sponsoring registrar of the domain name.This is usually done in order to prevent unauthorized, unwanted or accidental changes to the domain name.
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    i think have problem about price. if buy .info only 2$ PER YEAR
  13. iamsam

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    Just got few questions about these items.
  14. goodluckdomain

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    Nice Tips and it is helpful for people who who are planning to register a domain, but you miss one think i,e Customer support yes we should enquire about the supports provided by the company.
  15. JPMiddleton

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    That's good advice. Nice post. Although I am not clear what the definition of a secure website would be?
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    Registering domain names is one of the most important steps in the website flipping process. A lot hinges on it when it comes to how fast you can sell your website and how good of a price you can get for it. While you may be tempted to go with whatever clever or fancy name that comes to mind when building a website from scratch or looking for one you can purchase, it’s worth going over this checklist first to see if the domain name passes the test before registering it. 1. .com, .org and .net TLDs Only
    Use your creativity in other aspects of the website but stick to the tried and tested TLDs when registering domain names. People often assume that a website ends in .com, while .net and .org domains are generally accepted too. This is why potential buyers look no further than these three TLDs when searching for a website to purchase. The only exception may be when you are targeting a specific country or region such as using .com.au for the Australian market.
    2. Say No To Hyphens and Numbers
    For a few particular sites, numbers and hyphens could be worked into a domain name but in most cases, they may bring down the site’s market value. Stay away from these types of domains if possible.
    3. Keep It Short and Sweet
    When it comes to domain names, long is out and short is in. A long domain may allow you to play around with clever name ideas but if you’ve been doing this for any length of time, you know that short name domains get sold the fastest and command the highest prices. A domain name of 20 characters or less is ideal.
    4. Include Keywords
    What better way of boosting SEO value than putting a relevant keyword in the domain name. Such a move will help in the search engine rankings and will impress future buyers.
    5. Use An Exact Keyword Only
    If you can fit the exact keyword into the domain name – nothing more, nothing less (i.e. ExactKeyword.com) – then you’ll hit a goldmine – not only with the search engines by getting a SEO boost but also with future buyers. If you can’t get an exact keyword domain, then revert to rule #4 above and just make sure the keyword is included somehow (i.e. MyExactKeyword.com).
    6. Go For Mass Appeal
    A generic domain can catch people’s attention more than one referring to a particular market or brand. And understandably, a domain that reaches out to a greater audience would also appeal to more potential buyers. When registering domain names, try to keep them as broad as possible. For example, Cars.com will be more appealing to more buyers than HybridCars.com.
    7. Avoid Misspellings
    Nothing discourages a potential buyer more than having a misspelled domain. While you may get some traffic from people searching with misspellings, you don’t want to build a long-term asset on a misspelled domain. Save misspelled domains for your feeder sites or domain portfolio but don’t build a website intended to be flipped on them.
    8. Avoid Trademarks Like the Plague
    Websites that contain trademark words may bring in more harm and controversy (which you don’t need) than actual traffic and buyer interest (which you do need). And that’s not even counting the cease and desist emails that are sure to come or worse yet, trademark infringement lawsuits that could be waiting for you.
    9. Look For Advertisers
    The more paid ads you see when doing a search for your domain’s keyword, the better the chances of your site getting sold. If people are already paying to be on the front page of Google for the keyword in your domain, they’ll likely be interested in buying a website that ranks naturally for that keyword and has the keyword in the domain to boot!
    10. GEO Domains Are Hot
    More and more local businesses are making the leap to the web every day, creating a significant demand for local geographical domains. Grab these local geo domains sooner than later and you’ll make a profitable income out of them.
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    well i also deal in domain name and hosting so i understand the importance of all these 10 things that you have listed here.
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    Domain extension is very important thing. You should always choose popular domain extension like .com.
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    thank you very much sharing this thread here.actually lot of precaution must be taken before registering domain name.
  20. googlegirl

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    yeah the price would be much lesser of buying expired domains.we can either backorder it or one of the best way to obtain expire domain name is to contact the respective domain holder for a bargain. The domain holder's contact information can be obtained by having a Whois lookup at http://www.whoisxy.com/ . Hope this helps to get even more cheaper domain names.

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