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Question about domain name choices

  • # December 16, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Hello everybody!

    After working as a freelance web designer for a couple of years, as of recently I have teamed up with a partner so we can start our own firm.

    We already have a name figured out, but the problem is our ideal domain name (companyname.com) has already been taken.

    The good news is the variant with a dash (company-name.com), as well as variants ending in .co or .net are available.

    So, can you perhaps offer some advice which of these would be the wisest choice to make?

    Thanks.

    # December 16, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Get all .net and .org combinations you can get. So if companyname.com is not available, get these:

    companyname.net
    companyname.org
    company-name.com
    company-name.net
    company-name.org

    Add some others if you like (your country code is a possibility too). Domains cost next to nothing nowadays so it wouldn’t hurt to get some extras.

    # December 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Yea, if somebody has the .com you’ll definitely want to snatch up all of the other ones.

    # December 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Also, try and see if the domain extension of .me is taken.

    # December 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    So basically the best thing to do is buy everything that is not yet taken, just in case someone else decides to snatch it?

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