Hi. I'm a freelance designer who is just now running into the issues associated with purchasing suitable domains for my clients. Most of my work in the past has been redesigns of already existing sites. But now I have two completely-from-scratch jobs where there is no owned domain starting out.
I am working with Mary Smith, PhD (example). She checked and marysmith.com is taken. So she purchased marysmith.info. I told her that most people don't even know that they can enter .info after a web address, so it is probably not a good solution.
I checked this morning and msmith.com is available. Am I correct in assuming that .info is a mistake? What about adding "phd" to the domain (msmithphd.com)? This should help with SEO, no?
Thanks in advance. I'm still kind of new to the wonderful world of domains.