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Domain Name Tips

Tips on Choosing a Domain Name

Some simple tips for choosing a domain name

Keep it Short, keep it simple

To find your site people need to be able to remember your address and easily type it into their browser.
Aim to register the shortest name that your customers and visitors will associate with your website.

co.uk, com, eu, net, org…?

It’s not a bad idea to register several similar domain names, particularly if you own a trademark for a certain name. Check the availability of .co.uk, .com, .eu and .net. These are the most popular domain names and by registering all of them it helps to prevent cyber squatters causing you to lose traffic. More than one domain name can be set to point to the same website.

Consider common typos

If you have a domain name that can easily by pluralised or miss-spelled, consider registering those as well to stop traffic going elsewhere.

Don’t Shell Out Large Amounts of £££

Prices and rates vary between hosting companies. Some companies still sell domain names for as much as £100, others for as little as £2. Paying too much has no benefit, but beware of  prices that are ‘too cheap’ as they will often require you to spend more on extras, or charge heavy fees to transfer out.  To put that in to perspective, our domains start at £5 with a free transfer or £10 per year for UK registrations. There are no other ‘hidden’ costs or extra charges for transfers in or out, and everything else we include with your domain name registration is completely free.

Register Your Domain NOW

If you find an available domain name you want to use, you should register it as soon as possible, or risk someone else beating you to it.  You do not have to have a Webmaster or an ecommerce department or a web design consultant… you don’t even need a web page. Simply search for your domain name and register it yourself. Its that easy.

Getting Started

You can use the search box on the Domain Search page to check if a domain name is available, or sign up/login to your Cylonet account and select the domain name link, which can check one name with multiple suffixes at once.