View Full Version : Multiple Domains?

05-07-2003, 08:47 AM
Hi folks,

Would any of you purchase multiple domains for just one site? I am thinking of buying a domain which is the name of my site, and perhaps a domain that includes major keywords in my site category...

What you think?

05-07-2003, 09:28 AM
I wouldn't its just not a good idea.

Unless you mean buying the .net .com and .org of a single name so no one else can use it. But using two vastly different domains for the same site is a bad idea.

05-07-2003, 10:42 AM
Thanks Chris...

Would you reccomend getting a domain that is the name of my site (which includes one keyword), or one that is just keywords?


05-07-2003, 12:30 PM
Give me an example?

05-07-2003, 12:34 PM
Ok, like the following:

If your site was called 'Photography Site, have www.photographysite.com - this would include your site name plus a keyword.

Or one that has just keywords, like: www.photography-deals.com

They are awful examples, but are the best I can do...

08-14-2003, 03:33 AM
Or in Mikes case:




08-14-2003, 03:35 AM
I made it so Online Website Builder was the name of the site though.

08-14-2003, 03:52 AM
I still tihnk the names too long winded.

08-14-2003, 06:46 AM
Have you read my article on domain names?

Basically if you will be optimizing your home page for a keyword/phrase that you have a chance of being listed highly on then name your site using keywords and get a domain that reflects your site's name.

If you'll only be optimizing your subpages, then it isn't necessary.

Take this site for example. "Website Publisher" isn't a popular keyword and "Web Development" has too much competition so I'm not worry about optimizing the homepage so I didn't get a hypenated domain.

08-14-2003, 08:01 AM
Would you say that my new domain could get high in the search engines because of the keywords?

08-14-2003, 08:08 AM
A domain alone isn't going to do that.

A domain will simply help, slightly. If you're entering a competitive field though that slight help is appreciated.

08-14-2003, 08:10 AM
Yeah that's what I meant, thanks a lot Chris.