When customers want to find a business, whether it’s a local restaurant or a global retailer, the Web is the first place they look. Domain names not only make it easy for customers to find your business on the Web, they also give you a place where you can create your own unique online presence, from a full-blown Web store to a simple online business card with your contact information, hours and location.

  • Domain Rules

    Domain Name Rules .UK Domain Names Use only letters (a-z), numbers(0-9), or hyphen (-) Cannot begin or end with a hyphen Must have at least 3 characters, but less than 63, including suffixes such as .CO.UK .COM, .NET and .ORG Domain Names Use only letters (a-z), numbers(0-9), or hyphen (-) Cannot begin or end with a hyphen Must have less than 63 characters, not including .COM, .NET and .ORG .INFO Domain Names Use only letters (a-z), numbers(0-9), or hyphen (-) Cannot begin or end with a hyphen Must have at least 3 characters and less than 63 characters, not including .INFO .BIZ Domain Names Use only letters (a-z), numbers(0-9), or hyphen (-) Cannot begin or end with a hyphen Cannot have two hyphens in a row Must have at least 3 characters and less than 63 characters, not including .BIZ

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  • Hints & Tips

    Hints & Tips – Choosing A Domain Name Try to keep the name short and descriptive Identify keywords that describe your buisness/interest to help create a useful name If you have difficulty coming up with useful domain name add a prefix or suffix to a keyword Common Prefixes e e- the online cyber web virtual Common Suffixes site shop search guide directory Try hyphenating (-) your keywords Consider the singular and plural forms of the domain name Search for generic words associated with your buisness/products e.g. coffee.co.uk Once you have found a good domain name buy up all the alternatives e.g. .COM,.CO.UK Do not register trademarked names unless you are the trademark holder Do not “tailgate” off a trademarked domain name e.g. bttelecom.co.uk If a domain you like is available register it straight away, if you don’t you may be disappointed