Typical mistakes made by newbies in domain name registration

Started by Selmash, Jul 14, 2022, 03:18 AM

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SelmashTopic starter

At some point, a lot of individuals come across the decision of registering their own domain on the Internet. The process of registering a domain requires significant preparation and comparing various factors since once it's done, alterations can't be made.

Changing a domain is akin to creating a new website because you need to redo internal optimization, work on resource promotion, and expand the customer base. Have you or anyone you know encountered this situation?


Fortunately, I never encountered any difficulties when registering domains. Following the instructions I found online, I registered my first domain effortlessly. The process became much simpler thereafter.
While there was an instance where I had to transfer domains to another registrar, it went quite smoothly without any issues. All my sites are operational. If you ever need assistance, you can always reach out to support for help.


How do I switch from one domain to another?

Algorithm for switching domains without losing position
You can do this in 4 steps:

1. Add a new domain to Search Console and select it as your new domain.
2. Correctly configure the redirection from the old domain to the new one.
3. Make sure the correct verification methods are selected for old and new sites.
4. Submit a request to change the website address

Jacques Chapman

Your assertion is not entirely accurate. It is possible to transfer a domain, and although it requires technical expertise to ensure the transfer of the BD, it doesn't imply that you will lose your site.

Regarding domain registration errors, I would consider an incorrect domain name as mistake #1. Many beginners who are starting a website for the first time or simply registering a domain may encounter the issue where the domain they like is already taken, leading to frustration. When registering a domain, it's important to keep up to 20 domain names in mind that can be modulated and changed while still fitting into the search key.

Mistake #2 concerns the place of registration. Novices searching for where to begin a domain often type "Register a domain" into a search engine, which is fundamentally wrong. Some sites are trustworthy, while others are not. You can read about it on forums.

Mistake #3 is related to pricing. There are numerous registration places, and the price tag varies significantly among them. Many individuals overpay for a domain name. It can even reach absurd levels — paying between $65 to $90 for a $20 domain name.


The use of hyphens in domains is a topic of contention. It can be either justified or ruin the domain name completely, as seen in the examples of Back-Up.com and Manchester-United.com.

In the case of Back-Up.com, the hyphen diminishes its value in comparison to BackUp.com. While it's still marginally valuable (even attracting potential buyers), the non-hyphenated option is significantly better.

On the other hand, in the case of Manchester-United.com, the hyphen enhances readability. When compared to "manchesterunited.com," it's easier to comprehend. Registered back in 2001 when the non-hyphenated option was unavailable, this is one of those rare scenarios where the hyphen doesn't cause any inconvenience, and slightly improves the domain's type-in rate for most of the target audience (fans of the Manchester United football club).