Domain names are unique, and because of this, many names are already taken, with thousands more domain names being registered every day. If you have a good idea for a domain name, you should fill out the domain name registration form right now, while there is a chance that it is still available. I once spotted that TheVeryFirst.com was available, which I considered, at the time, to be an ideal domain name for my company. Unfortunately, by the time that I went down to my jacket to pick up my credit card and make myself a cup of tea, someone else had snapped up the name. The annoying thing is that the person that beat met to the registration and bought the domain name has never used it. What a waste! If you search for a domain name and it is still available, simply check out the availability above and fill out the domain name registration form..
As well as .co.uk and .com, you can also register names that end in .net or .org. Originally; these endings were reserved for computer networks and nonprofit organisations, respectively. Although that is still their primary purpose, many companies are now registering the same domain names in .com, .net, and .org to fully protect their corporate identities. Domain name registration is so inexpensive now, it worth spending a few more pounds to ensure nobody can trade on the back of your domain name, should it become successful. Companies whose domain names are not available ending in .uk or .com are turning to the .net and .org suffixes rather than get a domain that doesn't match their name. This can be a way of losing custom, however, as most surfers in the UK will try .com or .co.uk, before looking for.net or .org. Other domain name extensions, like .info or .tv, do not tend to relate well to the search engine spiders and are best avoided if you want to be found easily on the search engines.
Many people register longer domain names in order to incorporate multiple keywords into the name. Including your best keywords in the domain name can boost your rankings on some search engines, but others frown on long domain names and see it as spamming. For example: Domain-registration-domains-registrations-uk-web-site-registering-Scotland-website.com may seem like a great name to get keywords into your domain name, but registering a domain name of this sort would certainly be seen as spam by several of the top engines and should be avoided at al l costs.
If you would like to register a domain name or just check to see what is available, please feel free to use the above link and complete the domain name registration form.We would advise you to register a domain name that your target audience will be attracted to and will remember. This does not mean that when you are completing your domain name registration, you should be packing the URL with keywords. It is better to use a brand or company name, particularly if you already have an established corporate identity, than to try to create a domain name, purely for the search engines.
Many visitors may try to guess your domain name based on your company name (e.g. www.scottish-domain-registration-advice.com), and by increasing the possibility of them finding it without having to use search engines, it is possible increase your flow of traffic.For example, we chose Kenkai as our domain name, as it is easy for our clients to remember, (and to return to), rather than using something like SEO-design-domain-name-registration-tips.com, as the latter is hardly memorable. (Kenkai is derived from the names of the directors, Kennie and Kai).
It used to be the case that using lots of keywords in your domain name gave you an advantage with the search engines, and that is often the outdated domain name advice that you will find elsewhere on the web, but now the advantage is so minimal, that it is more advantageous to have a corporate identity that is easily remembered.Human memories remember words by visualising them as pictures. For example, if you think of the words "pink" and "pig", your mind doesn't bring forward pictures of the words into your short term memory, it brings up a picture of a pink pig. It therefore follows that you should, if at all possible, use words that can be easily visualized in your domains. If you want customers to remember your domain name above all others, use words such as red, hot, purple, square etc.It really is important. Don't just take my advice, prove it to yourself. Read the next four site names; bartholimuwpatersonandsonsrecords.com, pink-pigeon-records.com, square-penguin-cds.com and ukbasedrecordandcdsuppliersandsupplies.com. Give yourself five minutes, reading the rest of the page and without referring back, write the four names down from memory. There is a 90% chance that you will remember number two and possibly number three, because your memory will have created a picture as you go along, but it's unlikely that you will accurately remember the other two. Even if you do, try remembering them again tomorrow. It won't be so easy.