Securing Your Domain Name

Posted on July 1, 2009. Filed under: SEM, SEO | Tags: , |


Starting a website can be easier then it may appear to be. The one thing aspect, however, that is most important and many tend to spend the least amount of time on, is the domain name. Many feel that the the domain name is not important and choose something cute that is only meaningful to them and no one else.

When choosing a domain name, however you want the name to be something directly related to your business, if at all possible. Either it should be about the product, the name of your business and something of this sort. Now, most people choose the .com version of whatever name they choose, however it is important that if your business begins to take off that you turn around and buy the extensions of that name as well. For instance, if you have a site called CDs.com, then you want to go and buy the .org,.net version and so forth.

Many business do not see a need to purchase the extension domain names, therefore they choose not to spend this money. This could end up hurting the company in the long run, as another business can purchase that domain and operate under your business. They then will have the opportunity to lure customer away from your website, or operate scams to steal from your customers giving your business a bad reputation.

Another reason the purchase the extension is because when a search a made to find your site, the search engine will show these other sites, as well as your own. This will mislead customers to believe that they are all related businesses. In order to secure your business, it is important to secure your web name. Acquiring the various domain names is simple and inexpensive to achieve and is definitely any money and effort put into it.

In order to maximize your business exposure and limit risks, it is essential that you understand the way in which the internet works. When you are unsure of how you can keep your business secure you should consult a website designer,SEO Management Company or other web professionals, that can assist you through the process.

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Great post! Thanks a lot. I’m planning to register a domain for my new company and this article just gave me the right advices I need 🙂

Yup agree. Thanks a lot Michelle and Bain & Mercer.

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