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Domain Registration Tips
Some tips/notes on domain selection
Choosing a domain name is not an easy task.
A domain name may be used for one year, two years, five years, ten years, or even longer.
If you need to change the domain name in the future, it is time-consuming and very trouble.
What is URL?
A URL (Universal Resource Locator) consists of multiple components.
Take http://www.website-solution.net as an example
- Http (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) is a communication protocol. Web page is generally served by http, or https. Other commonly-used photocols are FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP
- website-solution.net is a domain name
- www is a subdomain
At present, people tends to use www (World-Wide-Web) for web page purpose.
Now, we look at some of the considerations when choosing a domain name:
1. Prepare multiple related terms
In Internet, a lot of good domain names have long been registered.
When we prepare a domain name for a company or organization,
it’d better to prepare multiple related terms to create more possibilities.
Do not use the domain name plus hyphen (hyphen -), or add s (plural),
or other similar method to be your domain name.
Avoid confusing and avoid string errors.
3. International domain (e.g. .com), or Regional domain (e.g. .hk)
However, if your business is local (such as restaurants, tutorials), you can consider regional names.
Or even register its relevant national/regional domain name too.
4. Easy to read, spell, remember
So easy to read, easy to spell, easy to remember, the domain name will be more convenient.
5. Length of Domain Name
In general, short and meaningful, it is better.
However, it may be difficult for visitors to input 30 English characters correctly.
6. Pay attention to Intellectual Property
7. Hyphen and Number
In voice communication, some text is more difficult to accurately deliver.
E.g., “S” vs “F”, “T” vs “P”, 5 (in Cantonese), and so on.
8. Fashion and Year?
Today the trend of things, a long time later, will be easily regarded as outdated.
10. Protect your Brand Name
11. IDN / Chinese Domain
(English .hk domain name can be free to add the same category of Chinese .hk domain name)
12. Check Social Network
13. Action Fast
The above information is purely for reference only, our company do not make any commitment nor guarantee.