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yoyo8




msg:4218133
 6:17 am on Oct 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Let's say I own the following domains:

1. KeyWordFun.com (actual length is 11 characters)
2. KWFun.com (actual length is 5 characters)

where "KeyWord" is one word, 2 syllables. Initially the site will be related to "keyword", but in the future I may want to expand it a bit to encompass more than just "keyword" subject matter. So do I use #1 or #2? These are the advantages/disadvantages I see:

#1 Advantages
-------------
-focused
-meaningful
-easy-to-remember

#1 Disadvantages
----------------
-longer
-harder to spell
-won't make sense if site is expanded later on

#2 Advantages
-------------
-very short
-easy to spell
-good to use later when branching out

#2 Disadvantages
---------------
-makes no sense unless you know what the meaning of KW is.
-harder to remember initially

Any thoughts on what I should use? Thanks.

 

HuskyPup




msg:4218821
 12:59 pm on Oct 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

but in the future I may want to expand it


If you are going to do this then #2 would be my choice.

Do you think you would get any type-ins for #1? If so buy that as well and url forward it to #2.

The other option would be to create #1 and then if you decide to expand create site #2 and crosslink it with #1.

So long as there is no/little duplication of content they'll run fine alongside each other. I do this with 10 different country-specific domains, they all link to each other including the main .com, this makes it possible for any of my customers to go striaght from the .com site to India, then China then United Kingdom then etc. seemlessly.

yoyo8




msg:4219111
 5:11 am on Oct 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the feedback. I would not get any type ins for #1 but I think I'll stick with #1 because I'm not sure I'll ever expand, and my designer thinks I should stick with #1.

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