How To Register A Domain Name Successfully

Posted by Nick Niesen on November 1st, 2010

If you wish to register a domain name is not that simple as it seems. If you register the right domain name, then web users will find your site easily. But, if you register the wrong one, then they will not be able to visit your web site and finally you will lose traffic. A wrong decision will bring down your site's growth and certainly this is not what you want.

Nowadays, every country sells domains with its own extension and has at least sold the rights of the country extension to web companies who are known as registrars(you contact to such companies when you want to register a domain name of the extension that they are accredited with).

Most web users automatically type .com when they are not sure of the extension of a domain name. Most of us we can remember the basic name and if we are not sure about the extension the first characters that come up in our mind is .com.

Needless to say that is the most wanted extension. The extension that when someone checks the availability of a domain the first extension that tries is .com. Nevertheless, there are a large number of extensions out there and which one is that you will register it's up to many factors which the location you are found is the most important of these.

People will remember your site's name and its extension, but will they remember that your site's domain name has a dash in it? If you register a domain name with a dash in it, you may face problems in marketing. This is not a big matter, but keep it in mind. Use a dash between the words of your domain only in secondary domain names.

You can also register as secondary domain names the ones with numbers. These domains can serve a purpose but like dashed domain names, you can see only a few big web sites that incorporate numbers in their main domain.

Do not forget to keep your domain as short as possible. Try to find out a good and sensible name that will represent the stuff of your web site. When it is for large domain names the most of the times we confuse the characters and at the end we are not so sure of the whole domain name. We continue giving shots until we finally find the one we are looking for.

Many sites use prefixes in their main domain name. The most popular are i (or i-), e (or e-) and v (or v-). I is most commonly for "Internet," e for "electronic" and v for "virtual." Although, practically every letter could be a prefix.

At the end, there are hundreds or thousands of domain name registrars for hundreds of extensions. Whoever you choose, make sure they are accredited and check out its prices. Usually the registration period of a domain name is one or two years or up to ten. Before you register a domain name, make a choice taking into consideration all the above issues.

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