Should I use a hyphen in domains?
There is an ongoing argument when it comes to registering a domain name that uses one or more hyphens. We thought it might be a good idea to provide you with the different pros and cons behind utilising them.
- Domains that use common terms have less of a chance of being readily available. Using hyphens somewhere in the web address might allow you to obtain something that’s otherwise taken.
- You’re able to clearly show different words in your domain name, and avoid confusion with words that could run together and become confusing.
- It’s arguably a good thing for SEO (however, these days engines are probably advanced enough to distinguish the words themselves)
- It won’t roll off the tongue as well.
- Could prove harder to remember, as people are more used to hyphen-less URLs.
- Lesser resale value.
One thing to keep in mind – to prevent cybersquatting down the track – is it could be beneficial to register domain names that are both hyphenated and non-hyphenated to begin with.
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