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I want to share an infographic about domain names that was posted on Entrepreneur.com today. The infographic is called “9 Essential Elements of Choosing a Domain Name,” and it shares advice from a number of sources, including my blog (which it spelled wrong). The infographic was created by a company called WhoIsHostingThis.com.

Check out the infographic below the jump. Feel free to chime in if you think they missed something.

Thanks to Domain Veggies for the tip about this.


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    • Right you are, Ron.

      They do think they own the word.

      If you use “entrepreneur” in a business, print or other media, or in a domain, if they haven’t gone after you yet, it’s virtually certain that they will.

  1. That’s what we call a display of ‘shallow knowledge’.

    Some people absolutely love the idea of attaining a little understanding about an issue, then vocally standing themselves out as an expert to everyone who has no understanding of the issue.

    Plenty of that is accurate, but some of it is just stupid mantra that anyone with any depth of knowledge would not have included in their ‘infographic’.

  2. A weakness to the infographic is emphasis on “a domain” / “your domain” as singular. Descriptive domains add (forwarded) traffic to extend reach & strengthen brand. Ragu also owns eat.com and toothpaste.com fuels P&G brands; books.com forwards to Barnes & Noble. Most firms could have three to five domain names fueling their web success.

  3. “That’s what we call a display of ‘shallow knowledge’.” Hope you note the sad irony of your comment !!
    Good on Entrepreneur for posting the infograph, all good for domain reference frames.

  4. I disagree with the hyphenated names claim. Hyphenated domain names have delivered traffic to end-users who know how to implement SEO.

    Of course, for domain investing purposes, unhyphenated domain names are far more valuable. If pitched right, these hyphenated names can sell at premium prices.

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