Please.....Need Help with Domain Name!

by RwjGsi
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I'm hoping all you wonderful Warriors will set me straight on this little but important decision.

I have decided on a name for my local internet marketing business. The problem is it includes a number and I'm not sure if I should use it spelled out or not. I have bought both domain names now just need to decide which one to use.

Should i go with Spy60 dot com or SpySixty dot com.

Would you think its ok to use one for the domain name and the other for logos and branding?

Thanks in advance for all your advice.

Russ
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Which do you think will be easier to type in?
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Russ,

    Just choose either one and redirect the other to it. But I'd definitely stick to using one URL only.


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  • Profile picture of the author sumpreneur
    Originally Posted by RwjGsi View Post

    I'm hoping all you wonderful Warriors will set me straight on this little but important decision.

    I have decided on a name for my local internet marketing business. The problem is it includes a number and I'm not sure if I should use it spelled out or not. I have bought both domain names now just need to decide which one to use.

    Should i go with Spy60 dot com or SpySixty dot com.

    Would you think its ok to use one for the domain name and the other for logos and branding?

    Thanks in advance for all your advice.

    Russ
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    Spy60 dot com - Much better for branding, easier to remember.

    Also,

    I would recommend you still register the "spysixty" dot com domain name and redirect it to spy60 dot com, that way if a customer was misinformed, or accidentally types "sixty" instead of "60" they will still be redirected to the proper domain.

    Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author sumpreneur
    Here is an example of a successful brand with Numbers in domain name:
    99designs | Logo Design, Web Design and More. Design Done Differently.
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  • Profile picture of the author RwjGsi
    Thanks guys for the quick responses.

    I also like Spy60 better, but wasn't sure about using it as the domain name.
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    • Profile picture of the author dv8domainsDotCom
      Originally Posted by RwjGsi View Post

      Thanks guys for the quick responses.

      I also like Spy60 better, but wasn't sure about using it as the domain name.
      Great question btw.
      I also happen to like Spy60, but were it me, would grab both spysixty and spy60, and consider spy60 your 'main' and forward/redirect the other to it (your domain control panel will usually make this easy).
      Consider the confused customer who is perplexed after hearing on the radio to visit spy sixty dot com... the intrepid visitor types into their browser 'www.spy .... ' CRAP was it 60, or sixty??? Oh well, let's try sixty : and they are right... or, they try 60, and they are STILL right! This is a win/win, and it only cost you 10 extra bucks for the domain
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  • Profile picture of the author nrmillions
    use Spy60 for your domain, logo, social media url's and all marketing and everything else. just register SpySixty.com and use only for redirect purposes.
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    • Profile picture of the author wiley1
      Originally Posted by nrmillions View Post

      use Spy60 for your domain, logo, social media url's and all marketing and everything else. just register SpySixty.com and use only for redirect purposes.
      I absolutely agree with this answer. Couldn't have said it better myself.

      Good luck with your business.
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    • Profile picture of the author wiley1
      Originally Posted by nrmillions View Post

      use Spy60 for your domain, logo, social media url's and all marketing and everything else. just register SpySixty.com and use only for redirect purposes.
      I absolutely agree with this answer. Couldn't have said it better myself.

      Good luck with your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author AMiRU
    If you have some extra money, register both, domain names is not expensive

    I like Spy60 more
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  • Profile picture of the author terip
    Spy60 is a lot better since you can play around with the logo more (if you don't have one). Plus it looks a lot better than spysixty when it is shown in your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Joseph
    Hi Russ,

    I've studied some psychology and how we humans process things. And when it comes down to it, it's been proven that we remember words a lot more then numbers - when it comes to domain names especially.

    For example, the internet is a series of addresses to a website destination. The typical website domain address in it's basic 'code' form, is a series of numbers. LITERALLY. Just like our IP numbers.

    The reason why we have domain names now is because we as individuals can RELATE and better recall letters and words.

    My suggestion: Stick with words and letters only. Also, perhaps include a benefit/ promise, and have the domain rhyme.

    All the best with that!
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    • Profile picture of the author sumpreneur
      Originally Posted by Jonathan Joseph View Post

      Hi Russ,

      I've studied some psychology and how we humans process things. And when it comes down to it, it's been proven that we remember words a lot more then numbers - when it comes to domain names especially.

      For example, the internet is a series of addresses to a website destination. The typical website domain address in it's basic 'code' form, is a series of numbers. LITERALLY. Just like our IP numbers.

      The reason why we have domain names now is because we as individuals can RELATE and better recall letters and words.

      My suggestion: Stick with words and letters only. Also, perhaps include a benefit/ promise, and have the domain rhyme.

      All the best with that!
      Of course it is easier to remember letters when they are in WORDS compared to random IP numbers.

      But if you take random number compared to random words then it is about equal:

      Example:

      IP address 587. 873. 8739. 938
      Domain: gjfutodpqasne.com

      In this case numbers would be easier to remember.

      You were comparing Apples to oranges.
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    • Profile picture of the author sumpreneur
      Originally Posted by Jonathan Joseph View Post

      Hi Russ,

      I've studied some psychology and how we humans process things. And when it comes down to it, it's been proven that we remember words a lot more then numbers - when it comes to domain names especially.

      For example, the internet is a series of addresses to a website destination. The typical website domain address in it's basic 'code' form, is a series of numbers. LITERALLY. Just like our IP numbers.

      The reason why we have domain names now is because we as individuals can RELATE and better recall letters and words.

      My suggestion: Stick with words and letters only. Also, perhaps include a benefit/ promise, and have the domain rhyme.

      All the best with that!
      Why don't you do a "THREAD study" and you will see that most people like spy60 rather then spysixty.

      Use common sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Any time there is an element in a domain name that can be thought of in two different ways (like 60 and sixty), it is vital that you own both variations and redirect one to the other. This is especially true if your website becomes popular. Different people will type in different variations. If you don't own both, someone else will register the other version and you'll have a rather large traffic leak.
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