was the name of that website? It was good. It has something
to do with..."
your web site like many others?
names always on the tip of a visitor's tongue, but not
quite memorable enough?
choice of domain name needs to be easy to remember,
as well as focused enough that your visitor will know
right away what your site is about.
rules do apply when deciding on a domain name:
names must be at least two characters long but no more
than 63 characters, not counting the TLD.
can use any combination of letters, numbers, or hyphens,
but you can't use a hyphen as the first or last character.
names are not case-sensitive, so my-home-based-business-advisor.com
is the same as My-Home-Based-Business-Advisor.com.
A Domain Name
good domain names is almost as important as choosing
your actual business (see our Startup Ideas page).
are many different schools of thought when it comes
to picking good domain names.
say to choose a short, concise name.
like numbers in the name, some don't.
and underscores -- as opposed to words all running together
-- are another debated topic. It's mostly a matter of
easier reading for your human visitors. Which do you
find easier to read?
the hyphens between words make domain names easier to
read for most people.
search engines don't rank domain names, a keyword-rich
name will let your visitors know what your web site
is about before they get there. This makes them more
comfortable because they know what they're getting in
when you get other sites to link to yours, that link
is usually based on your domain name. This means that
your main keyphrase (which you used as your domain name)
will be the actual anchor text and search engines do
give additional ranking for that.
names play a major role in making your dream memorable
to the world.
the time to do it right and your dream of a home-based
business will be seen all over the world!
a more detailed explanation of domain names and domain
registration, and more great advice for your home-based
business, please visit My Home-Based Business Advisor.
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Terry Nicholls writes from his own experience as someone
who wanted to start his own home-based business. Now
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