Domain Name Mistakes You Need to Avoid

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  1. domainking131

    domainking131 India Forum Leader Staff Member

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    Don’t Make the Decision on a Domain Name Too Quickly
    Don’t Use a Limiting Domain Name
    Don’t Shy Away from Premium Domains
    Don’t Ignore a Name if it Is Taken
    Don’t Ignore Possible Trademark Conflicts
    Don’t Get a Domain That Doesn’t Match Your Business or Industry
    Don’t Ignore Keywords in Your Domain Name
    Don’t Use a Domain Name That Is Difficult to Spell or Voice Out
    Don’t Ignore Obvious Typo Variants of Your Domain Name
    Don’t Use Strange Words If You Are Not Sure of the Meaning



    An explanation to all the above points may be found in this article
     
  2. sharkantropo

    sharkantropo Venezuela Member

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    "Don’t Get a Domain That Doesn’t Match Your Business or Industry"
    I disagree, a domain name that doesn't match your business is not necessarily unsuitable. You can come out with something catchy and easy to remember.
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    Something to that - like a call to action domain.
     
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    Jas Indonesia Member

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    Related to domain name mistakes, I've heard several webmasters recommend against using dashes (and other symbols, generally). Aside from becoming a potential spelling mistake (visitors may forget to add the dash to the domain, thus decreasing website traffic), they said it's also bad for SEO.