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15 Useful Facts About Domain Names

15 Useful Facts About Domain Names

Domain names help to give some kind of order to the crazy world that is the internet, therefore it is important that a company picks the right domain name for their website. This small factor alone could be the difference between losing or gaining customers. Not only will a domain name represent who the customer is, but they can also have a key role in search engine optimisation. The experts at Web Masters Jury give you 101 facts about domain names that can be very helpful, below are listed 15 of the most useful!

  1. It’s not a bad thing to have more than one domain name, in fact, it can actually be beneficial for a company to have multiple in order to draw more customers in. In this way, you can have an easy name to give to customers and on advertising, and a longer more complicated one that contains some keywords.

  2. Having said that, you shouldn’t have too many domain names, there is no benefit to having loads of domain names, and it will end up costing you a fortune.

  3. Each extension to a domain name will have different restrictions attached to it, so you need to be aware of this when picking which you are going to use!

  4. Most extensions have a limit of domains being no longer than 63 characters, and really, that is long enough!

  5. A strange fact, but all ‘A’ domains have been taken, all the way up to 63 A’s in succession, so, unfortunately, you will have to use a new letter.

  6. Some domains are a lot more expensive than others, so you need to be aware of your budget.

  7. The most common letter that a domain name starts with is the letter ‘S’. The reason behind this could be that more English words start with the letter S than any others.

  8. Every single 3 character domain name has already been taken, even though there are over 50,000 character combinations that could have been used.

  9. There are 456,976 combinations for a 4 letter domain name, and there is still a large availability for these.

  10. There are many tools online that can let you know if a domain name has been taken or not, and if it has, then the tool can suggest alternatives to use instead.

  11. The most popular registered domain name is actually 11 characters long, and it tails off either side of that number.

  12. There are relatively few domain names that start with the letters Q, X, Y or Z, so this could be a good option if you are struggling with coming up with a name.

  13. The most common number that a domain name starts with is the number 1.

  14. Currently, there are over 50 million .com domains registered, making it the most popular.

  15. Until 1995 all domain names were completely free, and it was only then that people started to sell them.

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