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Old 03-17-2010, 03:20 PM
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help with domain name

I guess its about time I started thinking about a web site. The domain name I wanted for my company has already been taken. My company name is smith lawn service, somebody already has smithlawnservice.com. I could do .biz or .net, but not sure, it seems most people perfer .com. I could do something like smith-lawn-service.com, again not sure how that will go over, most people would probably forget the hyphen's. Give me some ideas.

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Old 03-19-2010, 11:20 AM
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I did a quick search on http://www.whois.net/ for http://www.smithlawnservice.com

Its not scheduled to expire until..
Expiration Date: 19-may-2010
the contact person listed probably has it set to auto-renew.

Smithlawnservice.net might be your best bet if you don't want hyphens.
Smithslawnservice.com might be worth lookin at.

But on the other hand, most people don't really enter addresses the ole fashion way, more often than not its a click.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:10 PM
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May 19, 2010 is really not very far away. Could you contact the owner and offer it to buy it?

SmithsLawnService.com is another good option. But, you may want to consider putting the name of your town, region, or state in the domain name. It may seem clunky, but SEO (Search Engine Optimization, or the process used to try to get your site as high on google's search results as possible) takes the url name into account more than anything else on your site. With a lawn service, if people are looking for a contractor or business in their area, they will probably google-search something like, "Mississippi Lawn Service " Or, even better, a more specific location. If your url reflects that, hopefully your lawn service will appear first and ahead of your competition.

What do you think?
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:48 AM
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Did you decide on a www.name?
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:29 AM
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What about something that folks will never forget like

bitchslapthatgrass.com

(*****-Slap-That-Grass-dot-com)



Now seriously, how about something a bit different from having "lawn", like maybe "cuts"

www.smithcuts.com ???

That one was available.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:57 PM
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The shorter the better I say. I did not realize that when I picked mine and I wish I had.
Try saying "go to www.greenfarmranchhome.com " then have someone look at you like "DUUUUUHHHH" "how do you spell that?".
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:58 PM
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The shorter the better I say. I did not realize that when I picked mine and I wish I had.
Try saying "go to www.greenfarmranchhome.com " then have someone look at you like "DUUUUUHHHH" "how do you spell that?".
I saw one on a tailgate out here. Allmost all the way across.

My wife thought it was original, but I said we would never remember when we got home. And we could not remember.

It was something related to roof and long like this ...


CallRoofRestoreTodayAndHelpSaveYourRoofLife.com

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Old 04-05-2010, 02:51 PM
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Did you make a decision on this?

I like the www.smithcuts.com domain name.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:19 PM
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I always tell my clients they need to be able to verbally give someone the domain name quickly and easily. There should be no need for explanations - different spellings, hyphens, etc. Length isn't as big a deal, as long as it's easy to remember.

.net is okay - I would shy away from .biz, it doesn't carry the credibility yet.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:55 AM
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Try using your states abbreviation at the end such as smithlawnservice(tn,ca,ny...).com whatever state you are in.
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