Domain name with keywords or unique name?

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  1. Soliloquy

    Soliloquy Regular Member

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    When choosing a name and domain name for your forum, do you buy a domain name with "yourkeywordforum.com" or one like "uniquelynamedforum.com"? That is, would you go for the keywords over a unique name you chose for your site? Or would you buy both and redirect the keyword one to the unique name one?
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Regular Member

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    I'd probably purchase both - it's even better if the two domain names are somewhat interchangeable for future use. :)
     
  3. FullMetalBabe

    FullMetalBabe Zealot

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    xD I have my uniquely named forum. :P
     
  4. tryfuhl

    tryfuhl Champion

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    I try for just the keyword, no forum in it, sometimes that doesn't work though

    you can definitely build branding by using a name that doesn't exactly describe what you are or is along the same function but still doesn't tell you

    examples:

    Google -- without knowing, you don't know what it does
    Wal-Mart -- okay a store but???
    Yelp! -- somebody is emitting sound, or in pain or something
    yahoo -- lol what?

    etc, good names stick
     
  5. Nick

    Nick Regular Member

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    Well my domain name is just the name of my topic: Lineolated Parakeet [.net].

    It's a fairly uncommon niche, so the domain wasn't taken. I want to get the .com when/if it ever becomes available.
     

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