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Domain-Names-and-Top-Ten-TipsIn this episode 002 I talk about choosing a good domain name and give you the top ten tips on choosing one. I also talk about specific places to buy a domain name, but the way that I recommend, is doing it through a web hosting service that will give you a FREE domain name. I am an affiliate for IX Webhosting and that is my choice of web hosting and recommend going with them as well.

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Here are the top ten tips for choosing a domain name, that I mention in this episode:

  1.  Choose a shorter name, if at all possible
  2.  Make sure your domain name is memorable and easy for other to remember
  3. Avoid using hyphens and numbers
  4. Purchase a .com first because that’s what people are used to typing in
  5. Avoid domain names that people may misssssspell – like thecollectiblecalendar.com
  6. Try to have keywords in your domain name, but don’t go overboard
  7. Avoid awkward domain names
  8. Avoid existing company names, for example nissan.com
  9. Avoid text phrases such as bestartwork4u.com vs. bestartworkforyou.com vs. bestartworkforu.com
  10. If you have a good domain name in mind, buy it ASAP!

Episode Links:

IX Webhosting – Web Hosting Service with FREE domain name (must sign up for any web hosting plan)
– as of this podcast, there’s a sale for webhosting at $3.95 a month (Expert Plan)

Other Hosting Services: Godaddy, Bluehost, Servint, HostGator

Other places to just buy a domain name by itself: 1and1, Godaddy, IX Webhosting

Misc. References:

OurLovelyCafe.com (I gave an example where I also purchased OurLovelyCoffee.com)

TherapistFinder.com (I gave an example of a bad domain name)

Nissan.com (I talked about the lawsuit with this domain name)