Is it Important to Purchase a domain the same as Business name?

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  1. angelajason06

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    Is it Important that we have to Purchase A domain as same as the Business name?? For Example,
    We have Business of Online Cloths Named "Anjela Garments"
    and we can not Purchased any Domain like "Anjela Garments(.)com" Can we Purchased Angila-cloth(.)com?? If it is Not effect online sale.

    Please Answer.
     
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    Many people would agree that dot com domains are the best names to have, when possible. Yes you could use a name like Angila-cloth(.)com, or any other domain you can find, for your website and business. The best domains are generally those that are not too long, are easy to spell, easy to remember and easy to communicate to other people.
     
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    There are many variations that you may create without changing your original brand name. If your business is local, i.e limited to one city then you may add city name at the end of the brand name else if your business is located to one country then you may add country extension to the domain name like anjelagarments.pk etc.
     
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    Thanks Guy. :)
     
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    I would suggest you not to change the name. You should keep the domain name similar to your business name.
    Reasons:
    1. It would be difficult for your consumers to trust a domain with another name and as confusing as well.
    2. It is not advisable from branding aspect as well to have different names unless you business is well established and very famous.
     
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    The domain name should be as your company name,it will increase your website traffic and easy to search your domain to your customers.
    and also plus point for search engine,when your customers type the keyword of your business name they will automatically redirect to your domains.
     
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    First of all, AnjelaGarments.com is available to register then why can't you register that domain?

    And you may use domain of your choice but some of the disadvantages will be :
    *People may enter youtcompanyname.com in the address bar thinking your company website.
    *In SEO aspect they also look for the domain name so anjelagarments.com will be given more priority than the next domain names.

    I would suggest you to register yourcompanyname.net/yourcompany.org instead your-company.com.
     
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    Lot of Suggestions!!! :) Now i believe that i can not go wrong!! :)
     
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    I checked anjelagarments.com and it's still available. There are lots of reasons you need to choose your brand/business name as your website's URL.

    1 - SEO purposes - they search your brand
    2 - Branding purposes - they use your brand as a keyword to search
    3 - If they already knew you, they will search for you
    4 - You don't want to confuse your visitors
    5 - Branding is important

    Let's say for example if you can't register the domain, better research and analyze your brand on how people will search for you. Then brand it by that.
     
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    I agree with everyone because your domain is your brand and what the online customer is going to know you by. You can pick a domain name for example myclthesstore and have different brands of clothing lines like anjelamarments. Buy you will have to build the name myclthstore as what people will know first.
     
  11. rajesh

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    You can have any domain name. But it should be related to your company. In your case, angela-cloth.com and angela-garments.com are both O.K.
     
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    Thank A Lot You All!! :)
     
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    Absolutely not, you can pick any domain names but for branding purposes, it is best to use a domain that reflects the kind of business you're running.
     
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    everyone not remember website URL but they remember business name. so people search businesses URL by its brand name which can easily find by typing a business name in any search engine. so its benefit if we keep domain same as business or we loose many clients if they not found we in search engines.
     
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