choosing a domain name

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Hi

I know this topic may be covered elsewhere but I just wanted to ask your opinions

when it comes to choosing a domain name, what factors do you take into consideration

I am trying to find a domain name for a video course site, but the obvious ones are taken

Regards
Kishor
#choosing #domain
  • Profile picture of the author raynman
    Domain Search - Domain Name Generator - Domain Name Search | Nameboy.com

    Gives you all kinds of suggestions on domain names and will tell you what's available.

    Pretty sweet resource.
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    • Profile picture of the author Heat
      For SEO purposes the .com is the best followed by the .org and .net. you want to try to find it in these extensions as they are the best for ranking purposes
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    • Profile picture of the author gotdmw
      Originally Posted by raynman View Post

      Domain Search - Domain Name Generator - Domain Name Search | Nameboy.com

      Gives you all kinds of suggestions on domain names and will tell you what's available.

      Pretty sweet resource.
      nameboy is garbage... there site is always off when u find one u like must likley it isnt available at the real domain sites, i stay away from there and just brainstorm on my own and then namecheap to see if its available
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      • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
        Originally Posted by gotdmw View Post

        nameboy is garbage... there site is always off when u find one u like must likley it isnt available at the real domain sites, i stay away from there and just brainstorm on my own and then namecheap to see if its available

        If it is garbage why did you thank him for posting it????
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      • Profile picture of the author raynman
        Originally Posted by gotdmw View Post

        nameboy is garbage... there site is always off when u find one u like must likley it isnt available at the real domain sites, i stay away from there and just brainstorm on my own and then namecheap to see if its available
        i've never had any problem with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author trevor75
    Many factors come into play...yes a .com is good, but do not discount a .info...or a .org either, they pay off very nice. Also use google's keyword tool site and go through their list of keywords that deal with your video....see which ones get the most traffic, then use those words in your domain name, be creative. Remember, make a niche for yourself. ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author raynman
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      You say that, but videocoursesite.com is currently available ...
      lol too funny.

      sometimes the obvious are too obvious.
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    • Profile picture of the author tldnetworks
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      You say that, but videocoursesite.com is currently available ...
      LOL!
      video course shows 1,000 exact match on gkwt as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author digigo
    I would stick with dot com, have you seen iphone onscreen keyboard? they have ".com" as a single key.. I agree with the other poster, branding is just as important if you are in it for the long haul.. I picked out my domain the other day, bottleonbeach.com it took a while..

    You can also go to sedo, and bid on some of the shorter ones.. it could cost you though
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    What kind of videos are you offer Kishor?
    -WD
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    • Profile picture of the author paallavi
      Picking up a short domain name with dot. com is the best option.

      Check out name(dot)com for their new domain name suggestion tool (beta).

      Google Keyword Suggestions - Domain name searches are based on google keyword search data.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kishor Karsan
    Hi guys

    Thanks to WD, he found me a nice domain name and I grabbed it

    thanks again WD

    Kish
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    All Good Kish,

    Glad to be of help
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    *.com, *.org, *.net are equally good, but i usually go with the *.com

    Then i try to get KEYWORD.COM domain, if that's taken i chose KEYWORDhelp/info..or maybe if .org is free i would get keyword.org

    Avoid any hyphenated and too long names, numbers...and names which are hard to remember/spell or could be mistaken for something else. I always think that someone must be able to tell a friend the domain..and the friend wouldn't need to ask for spelling. Simple rules actually.

    but do not discount a .info
    I do. I cant see the reason why someone wants to save $2 on a domain...and that cheapness often (not always) reflects in their sites. I cant help but think that *.info is garbage although i know its not the case in terms of SEO. I just don't like them. Would you trust/buy something from an *.info site? Seriously?
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  • Profile picture of the author Snap
    Try to keep it short and simple and if dot coms are taken try .net's. Or try including 'The'.
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  • Profile picture of the author master
    I try to chose domain with the product name inserted or, at least , a portion of product Name. Sometimes, if it is not available, I use some keywords related to the niche my product belongs. It's very beneficial when your domain has some insertions of your product or keywords you will use in your site and articles.In this case spider will easy move your site in the right area where all competitors are waiting for you.lol
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  • Profile picture of the author digigo
    heard a lot of .com domain names on radio lately .. keywords11.com keywords55.com i.e. they add a number after the keywords... this may catch on
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