Dynadot, one of my favorite registrars, published an article about Domain Registration Do’s and Don’ts.
“Finding the perfect domain name for your company website is just as important as determining its business name. Whether you’re a first-time domain buyer or a veteran in the domain industry, there are many factors to take into account before committing to and ultimately registering a domain name. I know the domain world is one with many loop holes, which makes for easy mistakes that can cripple your business if your domain is not registered properly. To make the registration process a little less confusing, here are some helpful domain do’s and don’ts to consider the next time you register your domain:”
- Do: Register yourself as the owner of your domain
- Do: Remember to renew your domain
- Don’t: Rely on .COM domains as your only option
- Don’t: Use dashes, abbreviations, or numbers in your domain
Points 1 and 2 seem obvious but a lot of people fail to do these very simple things. Points 3 and 4 are always open to discussion.
Click here to read the complete article.
The dynadot article obviously isn’t targeted at domain investors. More at end-users. I doubt any domainer will ever fail on (1) and (2) (unless of course they don’t want to renew their domain).
I mostly agree with (4). I have over 700 domains, zero of them have a dash, one has a number (something with 3D 😉 ). For SEO purposes dashes don’t matter and you can actually find better quality keywords in your domain name that way, but for obvious reasons there’s not many dash domain sales (except maybe in the .DE extension). As for number domains: Of course an NNN.com or NNNN.com can be extremely valuable but I’m not a big fan of letter/number combinations in domain names.
As for (3): .COM is not my only option but that doesn’t take away the fact that my portfolio is 95% .COM.
Awesome you invested in 700 domains, If I had that many gosh, I would try to register for at least 5yrs and not part with, yeah right…. amazing I would save everyone of them.
I have only a few 4 letter .tv domains that do make since./ sense.
my question Sales of .tv I don’t see Sales
Of course as all of us plan to develop Opinion of .tv domains
“Whether you’re a first-time domain buyer or a veteran in the domain industry, there are many factors to take into account before committing to and ultimately registering a domain name.”
Really..? Please, telling veterans in the domain business something so basic like you did, is nothing else than insulting our intelligence.
Dynadot was mostly targeting end users and not domainers with this article.
There are far worse stuff to be upset for in domaining.
I did respond according to what you wrote:
“or a veteran in the domain industry,”
This is not what I wrote.
This is a quote from the Dynadot article.
You’re responsible for what you have published.
I understand. Must be very hard for you to admit a mistake.
No sorry but I am not responsible for a quote.
This blog is both for domainers and for a few end users that visit it.
If you don’t like the advice then it’s your choice to disregard it.
The fact that your first comments in my blog are in this post and not in hundreds of others I personally wrote
makes me wonder about what your motivation is.
I will admit a mistake when I make one.
“makes me wonder about what your motivation is.”
My simple motivation was to let you know your
article was applicable to veteran domainers.
That’s it. Nothing else at all.
Instead, you kept and remain justifying yourself
like politician do.
That’s fine with me. You said it, not me.
There’s no need for me to any further with this matter.
Good luck to you.
Veteran domainers know what is applicable to them. They don’t need you to tell them.
It’s not my writing. Do you get that?
Just because the article had 3 words that you or I didn’t like it wasn’t going to stop me from publishing it?
I don’t edit other people’s writings.
Instead you want to make this article about me.
Good luck to you too, somewhere else.
Your helpful comments are needed somewhere else, I’m sure.