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choosing the right domain website

Choosing the right domain for your website

One of the most important things when starting a new website is, of course, the domain. Selecting the right domain for your site is crucial since it’s the first impression that everybody will have from your business, alongside with its name. Besides, we should remember that domains also participate in SEO optimization and the fact that it’s permanent makes it important to choose the right domain. So if you’re looking for some tips to choose your domain name, then you’ve hit just in the right spot, keep reading.

Make domains brand-able, clear and short

Avoiding generic domains will make your website stand out. When you make your name memorable, it won’t blend out with all the keywords and competence sites you’ll find on the engines. But, to be brand-able, a domain must be easily readable, preferably easy to type and short. A harmonic name such as “Alibaba” will stick into your user’s memory and if you complement it with great content, the bond is practically automatic.

Avoid Hyphens and number

As we said before, it’s preferable to make your domain concise and readable but, for our brains, numbers and hyphens make words greatly more complex. So it’s probably harder for users to remember those complicated domains and, when it comes to “mouth to mouth” publicity, it would be very hard for them to keep explaining how that amazing website they found spells like “this, but with a hyphen in between and then 123”. Unless it is completely necessary, avoid these characters on your domain name.

Use SEO Keywords

If you think your business is too generic to get an outstanding name, try applying keywords on it. This will definitely improve your SEO, but of course, it’s not as easy as it sounds since if you misuse them, you can end up being as generic as you wanted to avoid. Search for the right keywords with any keywords tool and try using it at the beginning of the domain name

Choose the right extension (.com.my or .my for Malaysia websites)

We recommend that you always aim to get a domain “.com” if that’s not possible, then “.com.my” and “.my” are good too for Malaysia websites, but, unless you are searching for an specific extension for some reason. If those are taken, we suggest you to change the domain name. Looking to register a domain name, check out our domain and web hosting packages

Kang Xiang Lim

Kang Xiang commenced his professional journey by providing freelance web design services around Selangor, Malaysia. Knowing a website is necessary for every business, yet it can be difficult. The traditional processes for business owners in Malaysia to create a website and run digital ads are opaque, stressful, and slow. Fees aren't transparent, and some website designers' services are highly variable. We exist to make digitalization more straightforward, faster, and affordable for all. We understand the power of visibility. We promise to put you in front, right where it matters – when people actively search for your products or services online. For example, you found us when searching for "website design Malaysia" and related keywords. Let's talk!

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