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#1 Portoman

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:01 AM

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Could anyone help me with this please : I intend to start a website but I am unsure about the difference that my domain name choices will make. I want 2 words, "Newcastle" and "IELTS"  to stand out so they can be searched. So what difference would the 3 choices below do (do the capitals make any difference at all ?).

 

a ) www.newcastleielts.com

 

B) www.newcastle- ielts.com

 

c)www.newcastleIELTS.com

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:08 AM

Domain names are not case sensitive so capitals make no difference. 



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:10 AM

Domain names are not case sensitive so capitals make no difference. 

 

okay. Do you know if the hyphen would make any difference ?



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:19 AM

I would personally suggest the hyphen, especially to help the eye with all the vowels that are strung together. I'm not familiar with the IELTS acronym, so the first choice looks like a giant jumble of letters to me.

 

If in doubt, you can always purchase both, and have one simply redirect to the other.


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:19 AM

Either would work. I don't think the dash will matter much in search. If cost is not a big concern, you might register both. Then pick one as your primary domain and redirect the other to the primary. This also keeps someone else from registering it.

 

Here's an article on "redirects" for search engine optimization. https://moz.com/learn/seo/redirection



#6 Portoman

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:35 AM

Either would work. I don't think the dash will matter much in search. If cost is not a big concern, you might register both. Then pick one as your primary domain and redirect the other to the primary. This also keeps someone else from registering it.

 

Here's an article on "redirects" for search engine optimization. https://moz.com/learn/seo/redirection

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:47 AM

I would personally suggest the hyphen, especially to help the eye with all the vowels that are strung together. I'm not familiar with the IELTS acronym, so the first choice looks like a giant jumble of letters to me.

 

If in doubt, you can always purchase both, and have one simply redirect to the other.

Yes IELTS is the name of an exam.






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