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In 2010 I plan to get domain name with a host. I will need to choose a domain name. and I'm wondering if I should base it on my business name or product/service I sell? What do the rest of you do?
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I use my business name as my domain name although it is shorter because spelling out virtual assistant would have made my domain name to long.
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My domain name is the same as my business name. I wanted to create name recognition.
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I think I would vote for the name of your business. Mine is SAGEVA because I was the same as Andrea, virtual assistant would have been to long
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Yes, your domain name should be the same as your business name. The services you offer should be put in as tags to draw people who are doing a search.
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My domain name, although long , is the same as my biz name...
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My domain is the same as my business name as well. Building your brand is important.

As for getting people to your site based on what you do and offer, that's where good keyword-rich descriptions and proper keywords come in.
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Altought I'm new to VA, I think your name should be your domain name as well...that way customers don't have to remember two things.
One and that's it, the can google or tell someone of their friends..shorter is better..
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Default Re: Should your domain name be the same as your business?
KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER:

# 1 Remember people have to spell/type it into the address bar (or search bar -if they do not know where the address bar is located- I actually have a long term client that after 5 years, still has no clue where it is)

Anyhow...
# 2 Keep in mind length, also lettering...
Example: I had a business called Hitch Hiking Horses. Com – very cute name, everyone loved it! That is until you have to spell it... Too many H's and it is very long. hitchhikinghorses.com see...

I have current clients I am building a site for, who are Farriers (horse shoers) Their business name is “Richmond Farrier Services” - but their domain name is “equinehooves.com”

-So to answer to your question: NO you don't have to have exactly the same name for your business and domain...

# 3) You just have to make the type of business and domain name relate to one another.
# 4) Make it easy and simple to remember (& to type).
# 5) When people open up your home page – that is where you want to concentrate on your branding (company name & logo) and that is where (& what) tells them exactly who you are!

Hope this helps you.

oh - as far as my VA business ~ domain name & Business name goes:
Virtual Personal Assistant (biz name) - it is who I am & what I do, but I already had a domain name of www.Brackneys.Com so I just added my Virtual Assistant Site as an add-on domain name (its free with my account) so my domain name is www.va.brackneys.com
(Brackney- being my last name) (;
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I'm going to go with everyone else and say that your domain should be as close to your biz name as possible. It's who you are. I have several businesses and several domains...hope this helps.
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My domain name is the same as my business name.
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I have my business name, but this is a great post about choosing the right domain name http://www.marketinghq.com.au/search...ld-you-choose/
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