BASICS – Tips To Picking Your Domain Name

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Naming your Website

The DO’s for naming your website

  • Make it easy to type and say – This makes it easier for people to remember
  • Before you buy your domain, read it – Sometimes when you combine words you can innocently make an embarrassing domain name. Such as this one,, this is supposed to be – Choose Spain, but reads as Chooses Pain.
  • Consider your customer – What would they type in search engines (these are keywords) to find your business? Get one of these keywords in your domain name.
  • Focus on the .COMs. – Even today there are people using the web that assume .COMs are the only extensions that exist. If .COM is not available, .NET is the next best thing.
  • Protect your Brand – Many businesses will buy misspellings of their domain name (example – to keep the competitors from getting their traffic when a visitor mistypes or misspells the right domain.


The DON’Ts for naming your website

  • Avoid using hyphens and numbers in your domain name. It can make it harder to remember your name.
  • Avoid words like “for” and “to” in your domain name. Is it “to”, “too”, “two” or “2”?
  • Avoid spelling out numbers. Even spelled out numbers can present a difficulty when it comes to sharing your address with someone.
  • Don’t use special characters – Special characters like “!”, “&”, “%”, etc. are not allowed.
  • Avoid Copyright Infringement – Visit and check your domain name.
  • Don’t worry about capitalization – Domain names are NOT case sensitive – is the same as


Uh-oh! What if the domain name you want is already taken?

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