Choosing a Domain Name - So Many Questions
So I'm ready to create my own domain and I've been reading blogs and posts on this topic to help me get clarity. This is my current understanding...
Key Words or Brandable
When we are choosing our domain name we want to be thinking about a brandable name. Even though it most likely isn't a "brand name" YET, the intent is that it WILL BE. We will use key words in building our site through our content.
.com .org .net
These are the top three we want to go with. Choosing .com is our absolute first choice, the search engines recognize it the most.
If we find that a domain name that we are considering is already taken as a .com it is recommendable to consider a different name rather than going with a .org or a .net
In searching for the already owned site, you may find that the name is owned, but it sends you to a different site domain name. Definitely do NOT choose a .org or a .net of that original domain name, come up with something different.
Longer versus abbreviated domain names? If the site name is lengthy, is it okay to have a lengthy domain name or is it better to abbreviate? Isn't it really just a point and click anyway? I do consider what it might "look like" on paper goods. I will be posting this question and will update this blog as I gather more information.
Thanks to the WA community for support, I thought this would be an easy step and I'm surprised by how much time and thought I am putting into it, but it is my business after all! Cheers and may blessings abound!
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