netmeg - 3:44 pm on Mar 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
I disagree and have never seen any evidence to support that theory. I absolutely see nothing wrong with:
I agree there's nothing wrong with Blue-Widgets.com, but I have never yet taken out (or advised a client to take out) a domain with even one hyphen in it, for the simple reason that users are less likely to remember the hyphen, and you could well end up sending your traffic to whoever has BlueWidgets.com. It's the same reason I won't take out a .net or, in most cases, a .org. I want something intuitive that people will remember without having to think about it, and if the one I want is taken and I can't pry it away, then it's up to me to think of something else.