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    Criteria of assessing a domain name

    Hi.
    I would like to gather the criteria used when choosing a domain name.
    Would you mind listing as many criteria as possible, so I can base on these criteria t assess my domain names?
    If possible, you may wish to discuss what criteria should I place higher value on, what lower.

    Situation:
    - choose a quality domain name for non-proft making website
    - the name should describe the main aim/gist/content website, but NOT identity the organization/groups etc. which own the website
    - For any others, simply assume anything to your liking to faclitate your answer (if required)

    Criteria I collected so far:
    - search engine friendlienss
    - contain good keywords (but what are regarded as good?)
    - hyphenated
    - traffic attraction
    - type-in (a name which will attract type-in traffic, eg www.hardware.com)
    - possibility on user search for these (combination of) names

    Anything else?
    Thanks!

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    Smile

    Here's a good 4 pages link:

    http://dotsurf.net/domain-tips-tricks.htm


    Cheers,
    B.B

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    Thanks, Broomiebar
    I enjoy reaidng it :P

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    Is there any more?
    It doesn't talk much about how to pick a domain name specifically?

    PS: I have tried to serach on the Internet. Most of the advice are very general, or just common sense (eg the domain name has to be available)

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    http://www.igoldrush.com/sell1.htm gives you a general idea...try searching for some of the free domain name appraisal services on the web. It will give you a good idea of how domains are weighed based on a variety of factors like the ones you posted. Here is one of the free ones:

    http://www.swiftappraisal.com/

    You can see the model they base their appraisal on as well:
    http://www.swiftappraisal.com/model.php
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    Thank you

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