Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Get your website now!

Before a website or blog is built and pushed into the web for customers or visitors to come and check it out, there is an important step that goes along with it. It is called Registering a Domain name for your company or for yourself. Here are some facts about domain names:

There are approximately 68 million .COM domains registered. That’s a lot of domain names out on the Internet that are either already taken or just parked in some obsolete spot gathering dust and all kinds of age. The most common names are already taken by net investors who resell the rights to the names.

There are 900 possible combinations for two letter sequences. If you’re looking for “AT” then you just won’t find it! Even allowing for digits, again every single web address is taken. Of course, that's ignoring the fact that .COM registrars now mandate a 3-character minimum length, so it wouldn't be an option.

The longer the domain name that you choose, the more that the possibilities are that it could be available presuming that you're willing to accept an arbitrary sequence of letters and/or digits. For example, most organizations have acronym-ed domain names.

Of course many of the registered domains are ever, visited, with a huge percentage having nothing more than a “parked page” (users pay domain registrars to put up ads for themselves on these type of parked pages). There are so many combinations and back door tricks to domain name cataloging and classification until the possibilities are endless. But once you think of a name, it is best to check its availability with a
instant domain availability check tool which will tell you whether it is available or not and if not, then which character sequence close to it is available.

The rule is to obtain a domain name that closely resembles who you are about which gives you and identity and brand on the Internet.

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