It’s unbelievable, you see it all the time - - 3 qualities of good domain names, how to choose a good name or something along this line, tips for selecting and registering a perfect domain. Here is what the experts will tell you.

  1. Choose a short name.
  2. Register a unique domain name.
  3. A name that is easy to pronounce and understand.
  4. Should be search engine friendly.
  5. A name that is meaningful and not vague.

These is all great advice, but here is what they don’t tell you. There is no such thing as a good domain name.

Please let me explain. In the beginning there was no such thing as bookmarking.

You see, once upon a time –around 1962 Arpanet was born (you can read more about Arpanet here -- just copy and paste the link into your web browser.) While there you can read all the history of computers, the internet or domain names.

But to cut the whole story short, somewhere along the line, the early users of the internet discovered that for their visitors to discover their computers and websites then they had to choose domain names that was short, unique, and easy to remember...

Why because their visitors had to manually type in those domain names into their web browsers in order to get where they wanted. In other words there was no such thing as bookmarking.

Hallo, its 2008.

Things change fast, do they? When I want to use the computer and that means the internet, here is what I do. And I believe that is what you do too! When you know what you want, you go to your web browser and scroll down the list and whalla! – the link is right there.

But what if you are searching for a product or service you don’t know the link? Most likely you head over to your favorite search engine and then work from there.

The truth about domain names.

Now here is where it gets interesting. When you find a page with the perfect information, product or service that really impresses you, what do you do next? Okay go slow here, stop and think for a moment. Do you try to memorize the URL? Write it down on a piece of paper? Book mark it to your local computer...mmm that quickly get messy. Or do you bookmark it to one of the online social bookmark sites?

Do you see where I’m getting with all this talk about the qualities of good domain names? The truth is there is no such thing.

Of course from a marketing point of view, you might want to incorporate all the aspects and factors that make up good domain names and then make it your number one goal to provide something of good quality on your site – something that will make your targeted customers’ to naturally want to come back for more.

In conclusion, let me ask you a question, would you have known Google, Yahoo or Ezine Articles if they were just another crappy site filled with all the big No-No...So that you had to hit the back arrow as soon as you arrived there?

Next time you think of buying your own domain names, think of what you have to offer first.

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