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Posted in Digital Portfolio with tags , , , , , , , on June 24, 2010 by J.J.

Domain defined:
1.A territory over which rule of control is exercised.
2. A sphere of activity, concern, of function; a field
3. Physics any of numerous contiguous regions in a ferromagnetic material in which the direction of spontaneous magnetization is uniform and different from that in neighbouring regions
4. Law
                a. The land of one with paramount title and absolute ownership
                b. Public domain
5. Mathematics
                a. The set of all possible values of an independent variable of a function.
                b. An open connected set that contains at least one point.
6. Biology Any of three primary divisions of living systems, consisting of the eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea, the rank above a kingdom in taxonomic systems that are based on similarities of DNA sequences.
7. Computer Science a group of networked computers that share a common communications address.

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And there we are lucky number 7 I didn’t know this all fell into the computer science umbrella well then.

Its all in a domain currently I’m under the umbrellas of two domains that help made their name by hosting others to showcase their talents. (Word press) and (Newformsreview) both established and professional in that they can turn the amateur (me) into someone that has a little credibility to their product ( my blog) and ( my portfolio)

But there will come a time when we all want to step out of the shadow and lead in out own light, but where to begin well the domain makes you accessible to a network that is linked up by the internet. But something as simple as a name can determine who’s clicking on you and what they were expecting to see…

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Its all in the name the domain sets the tone, just like a business card this is the image you have your website portraying long before any content is scene. Sites like (great domain) help the amateurs choose names, give tips and even let them check if that name is available on the internet.

They say there are 3 Ingredients for a powerful domain name

1.Easy to perceive

2.Easy to pronounce

3.Easy to remember

But the rules don’t end there. (here)

Gives audience 25 golden rules to creating a domain that will work:

1. Stick with “.com” – If you are looking for a domain name for a business then it is even more important to choose a .com for your domain name because of the credibility boost that a .com domain name brings.

2. One Possible Spelling – Try to find a domain name that only has one possible spelling.

3. Shorter is Better – The shorter your domain name is then the easier it is for your visitors to remember.

4. Commercial Appeal – A quick way to test if your domain has commercial appeal or marketability is if you think that the domain name will look good up on a billboard or in a commercial.

5. No Hyphens – If at all possible then avoid using a hyphenated domain name.

6. Other Extensions – If you find the perfect domain name ending in .com then it usually makes sense to try and grab as many of the other common extensions that are available as well and then redirect those other extensions to your domain name that ends in .com.

7. Singular vs. Plural – Make sure that you set up a website on the domain name that makes the most sense when choosing between the singular and plural of the words in your domain name.

8. Price – To register a brand new domain name you will pay approximately $10 a year. To purchase domain name at an auction from someone looking to sell one of their existing domain names then you could pay anywhere from $5 to hundreds of thousands of dollars or even more plus the annual registration fees.

9. Keyword Rich – Choose a domain name that is full of keywords that are related to your website.

10. Type-In Traffic – Type-In traffic is when someone navigates directly to a website by simply typing in what they are looking for and then “.com” on the end into their URL bar in their browser.

11. Avoid Numeral Substitutions – Numerals in a domain can work ok but avoid substituting common words with numerals as they can often be confusing and hard to remember.

12. Avoid Slang – Stay away from slang spellings of words for the same reasons that you should stay away from numeral substitutions.

13. Watch Out for the Numeral “0″ – The numeral “0″ is often mistaken for the letter “O” and vice versa. Make sure that there is no confusion between the 2 in your domain name.

14. Brandable – 15 years ago know one knew who or what a “Google” was but now Google.com is an extremely valuable and very brandable domain name.

15. Easy to Type – The easier the domain is to type then the better the domain will be.

16. Easily Understood – When someone reads or hears your domain name for the first time then they should be able to easily understand what your website is all about.

17. Copyright Issues – Steer clear of domain names that are infringing on an existing copyright.

18. Unique – The more unique a domain name is then the easier it is to remember.

19. Use a Thesaurus – If you feel stuck when trying to choose your domain name then bring up 2 different tabs: open up Thesaurus.com

20. Search Dropped Domains – Dropped domains are domains that have just recently changed from registered status to unregistered status.

21. Memorable – If you can easily remember a domain name after hearing it just once then there is a good chance that you have found a memorable domain name.

22. Domain Auctions – Domain auctions can be great sources for finding bargain domain names.

23. Industry Jargon – While it is important to make sure that your domain name is easily understood by everyone who reads it, at the same time a good strategy can be to use industry jargon specific to your website niche for your domain name.

24. Brainstorm – If you have a business partner or a friend then use them to bounce some ideas around.

25. Start Now! – Start choosing a domain name as soon as you can before someone else snaps it up!

A domain sets the bar to that status symbol even before a letter is typed into the toolbar

Quote By 1:
“If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God’s domain?”
Aaron Allston

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