Selecting a Domain Name: While you will want to write down a few domain names that you would like to use and determine if they are available, we don�t recommend that you reserve a name until we have had an opportunity to talk to you. Just know that there are distinct advantages to reserving a domain name through the company that will be hosting your site. We recommend StartLogic and you can visit those folks by clicking on the icon at the bottom of this column.
Regarding the domain name itself, try to find one that is associated with the focus of your site. Short names are better than long ones only because they are easier to type in a browser address bar. Short names are also easier for your potential visitors to remember which facilitates branding.
If the name you desire isn�t available, try entering hyphens between letters and/or words and try again. If you are dead set on a particular name, sooner or later you�ll find a variant that will work for you.
If you cannot find a variant that suits you, consider the creation of a suitable acronym, e.g., IBM, GMAC, and Eloan.. If you would like to check the availability of a desired domain name right now, click on the banner to the left. When you arrive at Start Logic, click on the products tab at the top left of the page and �Check Domain Availability�.