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    Question How many letters must have domains being memorable?

    I'm interested in choosing domain name, and I'd like to ask how many letter must have domains for beign memorable?
    Maybe you have some more advices, not even number of letters?

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    Choose a domain that has one or more of your keywords in, preferably in the right order. This can help in the serps - and also tells people what your site does. Alternatively, choose a company name that is so unique there is no competition for it in the serps - that way you don't have to optimise your site for company name AS WELL as other keywords.

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    Very short domains are easy to remember but expensive.

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    choose a short name as you can

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    think in terms of words not letters. people dont remember "letters", but the whole url. you may have to get a two word domain for example "redhorse.com". these are easy to remember especially if your on site branding is good.

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    ibm.com? sun.com?

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    The best domain is the one with your main keyword.
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    Ok, thank you. I found some info too in blog.
    As I understand main things are these:
    • domain must be keyword or unique name
    • shot domain name
    • term of domain (not letter combination)

    I'm correct?
    Thank you everybody for info
    If anybody needs info which i founded, look here: blog.host1plus.com/2009/registering-a-domain-name/ (sorry but i'm new member and can't provide normal link)

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    1. short domain name.
    2. memoriable
    3. try to get keywords
    4. try to get dictionary words
    5. use a better TLD.

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    and also try to check google search tools to find the queries of it.

    i chose 1441.org just because it had good search terms ( i bought it on number one in a week )

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamaboy View Post
    4. try to get dictionary words
    I donít think this really matters, especially considering the amount of legitimate acronyms being used on the web or domains containing numbers.

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    keep it short and max 5-8 characters with a meaningful word.4 letter and 5 letter meaningful words are not avalaible so try 6 -8 letter emaningful words.lots of them avalaiable in the market if you try hard enough.

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    I think it is more about the words and how they work together as opposed to number of letters. a name like freecreditreport.com has a lot of letters but is really easy to remember.

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    One example:
    webhostingtalk.com
    That is not short domain name. But that memorable.

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    Just be careful if you pick a multiword domain name that you don't get one that could be misinterpreted eg expertsexchange.com (which is supposed to have an implied space after the s).
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    The shorter the domain the better, but try to get your hands on Keyword rich domains. 4 Letter domain are still in decent supply as well....
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    Just be careful if you pick a multiword domain name that you don't get one that could be misinterpreted eg expertsexchange.com (which is supposed to have an implied space after the s).
    Felgall, don't forget about "Pen Island" penisland.com when it was around

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDuckDomains View Post
    The shorter the domain the better, but try to get your hands on Keyword rich domains. 4 Letter domain are still in decent supply as well....
    You are right. But actually sometimes that is impossible. And you need to change domain name extension or change domain name length. In any way content is the kind and that makes site popular in the SE or anong direct visitors.
    We visit this site not because of the domain name,. but because of the content

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