17 Jun

Domain Name Tips

There are about 135,418,220 registered domain names in the world. When selecting a domain name, it is near impossible to find your exact company name. There can be many different variations of your company name, but how do you know if you are selecting a memorable or easy to type domain name? Here are some tips to consider when purchasing a new domain name:

  • Ever tried to type in a URL without the www at the beginning (e.g. www.cybsolutions.com)? Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. The www at the beginning or your domain name is a sub-domain…Call us and we can ensure your website will function both with and without this sub-domain.
  • Want more traffic to your site? You may want to purchase your domain name with different extensions. Most of the general public only recognize .com, .net, and .org. If you’re interested, let us know and we can check for other top-level domains (TLDs) that would work with your site.
  • Plain and Simple – Avoid using hyphens in your domain name. It can be difficult for a potential client to remember you have a hyphen (e.g. cybsolutions.com versus cyb-solutions.com). If you have a company name that is hyphenated, you could purchase the hyphenated version of our domain name and have it forward to your company site…this would be just in case someone types in the domain name with the hyphen, they will be redirected to your site without the hyphen.
  • Gone Mobile? Want to? You could register/reserve the sub-domain called m (e.g. m.cybsolutions.com) for mobile devices. This has become a common web design convention. As a client, it would be cheaper to add the m as a sub-domain than it would be to purchase the commonly used .mobi extension. Call us to learn how (864-328-2370).
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