I have an Idea for a directry for a very specific industry(in the embryonic stage)....where in i will use themed canonical structure, since i strongly feel..it will suit the needs...!! I have a problem with selecting a domain name..most of the good and moderately Good Domain names(Related to the category i am planning) are already registered/taken....!! Soo i have an idea of selecting a name which has nothing to do with the industry....my apprehensions are like...i may have problems in optimising the site...since the domain name is not suggestive to search engines and my keywords....!!
If you know or can learn the art of optimizing, you'll be fine...just keep looking for a keyword rich domain as you build your Site...often finding a good domain name just requires creativity and time.
It doesn't really answer your question but domain name hunting is really fun.
I don't always select a domain that includes a specific keyword. It's often for me a chance at branding. Selecting a name I can build a feeling around. The themed canonicals are where you’ll really be able to shine with your keywords.
I wouldn’t suggest going too far out though with the name. Think about branding and logos. Also how easy is it to remember or type in? This is especially important if you consider other aspects of marketing beyond optimization.
How about choosing a domain name..which is partially related to the specific industry..which can be brandable and easy to remember...the partial connection can be a advantage or a disadvantage...???
I have another question "can i opt for a two word domain..or do you suggest me to stick to one word domain...any merits and demrits..??....for both partially related domain and completely non related...!!!...i hope i am clear...:)
Me being a domain name seller in the secondary market..have been following the domain name industry for the past 18 months or so...yet i kind of need a seal of APPROVAL....from all of you very experienced and the enlightened community...!!!
Keyword rich domains can be very helpful in Directory placement and easy to remeber domains are very good for branding and off-line marketing. Personally I would find both and consider using the easy to remember domain as a re-direct (not submitting it to the SE's or directories) to the keyword rich domain.