Tips on Choosing the UK Domain Names
In UK there are different types of domain names can be seen for different websites. But the factors will remain same while you are finding domain names for UK or USA or any other country of this world. The points that should be kept in mind while choosing domain name for UK are more or less same in case of domain name selection in other countries. Before selecting a domain name you need to be very clear about some points on domain names.
Every domain name is accompanied by an extension:
- .com for commercial sites
- .org for not-for-profit sites
- .gov for government sites
- .edu for educational sites
- .co.uk for UK commercial sites
- .org.uk for not-for-profit UK sites and so on.
There are other extensions for business related endeavors such as .biz and .net which are often used if a .com domain name has already been claimed by some other user. For business houses that want to conduct business in the United Kingdom and individual users desiring to reach the increasing number of internet users there, domain names with .uk are a really good investment.
When choosing a domain name, you should make every effort to be sure that your domain name is descriptive of your product or service. For example if you have a company in UK with the name of Jimmy Fisher and Co. you better not register your domain name according to that one because that name never tell the visitors that you are a automobile service provider company. And in most of the cases people will search on internet with the service not with your name until you are some one like Walt Disney. So in that case it is better to use Speedauto.co.uk or Serveautomobile.co.uk for your domain name. It is always advisable to select a domain name which the search engine can easily identify when anyone make a search for automobile service in UK. It generally makes your website 20 times more visible if your domain name consist the service rather than your name or your father’s name.
If the .com or .co.uk extension is not available for your domain name then you can go for the alternative TLD (Top level domain types) such as .net or .biz. If your domain name has already been registered then you can simply approach the owner and ask if they’ll sell. Well, the highest possibility of the worse result is they will say “no”. In that case you are not going to lose anything as you don’t have anything to lose till then. But if they will agree to sell it then you can get your desired domain name for a cost of may be £100. So it is better to go for an open discussion.
However your domain name is the first introduction of you with your visitors so it can be called the “first impression” and therefore must be chosen with great care, not in hurry. Take your time while selecting your domain name.