Domain name advice

DaveL

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Always the worst part I find is trying to get the right domain name, espeically when the one you want isn't available!

I know it's risky posting the actual domain names,, but hey ho! What would you go for?

xlights-sequences.com
xlightssequences.net

Or if you can think of any better alternatives that would be great!
 

Nabix

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DaveL I would say the .com is better. Only because at first glance It's easier to read. However, both are quite long. I try to keep all my domains under 12 characters, regardless of the TLD.
 

DaveL

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DaveL I would say the .com is better. Only because at first glance It's easier to read. However, both are quite long. I try to keep all my domains under 12 characters, regardless of the TLD.

Been trying pretty hard to find a shorter domain that shows what the site will do, however not got much joy. In this field, most of the domains companies use are pretty long.
 

zappaDPJ

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DaveL

I maybe barking up the wrong tree but if your domain suggestions are representative of what I think you are looking for there's a far better short dot com (no hyphen) available for less than the cost of a peanut. I'm not going to list it here but feel free to send me a message.
 

HighlanderICT

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.com for me always ... unless your target audience is specific to another country with its own top level domain (eg .ca or .co.uk etc. )

Only other thing I can suggest - and I have done this on a few sites when the name is too long - is to buy a domain that's descriptive for your situation and make that the main URL, but also buy a short form or acronym version of the name too. For example I own a soccer blog/photo site called ViewFromTheSouthStands.com but in casual conversation I tell people to go to vftss.com which simply redirects to that parent URL. Its an additional $9 per year to have the extra domain registered and for me, the digital equivalent of an 'elevator speech' when trying to convey something quickly.
 

cdub24

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Domain names honestly don't mean too much anymore in terms of SEO.

It's all about the content.
 

SaN-DeeP

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Always the worst part I find is trying to get the right domain name, espeically when the one you want isn't available!

I know it's risky posting the actual domain names,, but hey ho! What would you go for?

xlights-sequences.com
xlightssequences.net

Or if you can think of any better alternatives that would be great!
Both are too long to type at one go..
I will stick with a short name max 8 alphabets if possible and .com
(If .com is already taken do not go for .net)
 

Shawn Gossman

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Always the worst part I find is trying to get the right domain name, espeically when the one you want isn't available!

I know it's risky posting the actual domain names,, but hey ho! What would you go for?

xlights-sequences.com
xlightssequences.net

Or if you can think of any better alternatives that would be great!
That would be a hard one for me! Two things I don't like about domains like that... hyphens because they're hard to remember and and ending of a word with the same letter that begins the next word. Weird pet peeve but it has always bugged me.
 

DaveL

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So far so good. 637 members now.
Posting activity isn't much to write home about - However it's all about the resources added to the Resource Manger, which seems to be going great and drawing people in.
 

southernlady

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There are times when a .com isn’t useful. I did buy the .com and .net to go with mine but mine is a .org.
 
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