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Website Domain Name Registration

Choosing a relevant, well thought out domain name, is absolutely essential to the success of your website. There are a lot of options to consider when choosing a quality domain name that accurately reflects your business, is easy to remember, and results in more website traffic. David Martin Design will work with you to choose the best options, provide domain name suggestions, and register a domain name.

How to choose a good domain name

The most obvious choice of a domain name would be one that reflects the name of your business. In some cases, however, the website domain name that you would like to purchase may already be registered. If this is the case, it is important to check the "WhoIs" information (I use www.domaintools.com to do this) to find out when the domain name will expire, who owns it, and then you may be able to make an offer to purchase the domain directly from the individual that owns it. In a lot of cases, it simply will not make financial sense to buy a domain name from someone who owns it already, and therefore you must choose another name.

It is a good idea to choose a domain name that matches the name of the company that you represent. If the domain name that you choose has shares relevant keywords that a potential lead will be searching for then this will help your search engine rankings.

There are a lot of other considerations in choosing a good domain name for your website. Should you buy a long or short domain name? Should you use a hyphenated domain name? Should I register a .com, .net, .org? Check out this useful guide from FirstSiteGuide that goes over choosing a domain name in more detail.

Do you have a question about domain names? Contact David Martin Design

After choosing a good domain name, you will also, need to find a good service for website hosting.