Show me the Hyphen!
We've all heard about this or seen it in the news. With the ever-increasing speed of more and more dot.coms invading the Internet every day (not to mention intranets and extranets), the choices for good domain names for a Web site are becoming more and more scarce.
People with an interest in building Internet traffic, from techies to CEOs, spend untold hours cooking up names that reflect their business or philosophy, when the choice is often a matter of 'what's left?' rather than 'what fits?'
The choice of a web site name has become a matter of letter placement and grammar. Think about it. Hyphens, the letter 's,' an 'e' before the name, and other punctuation options are key to today's domain names and could make or break a site depending on how recognizable the name of the company is, or how popular the domain name could potentially be.
Listed in the link below are several examples of how this race for the perfect name impacts today's sites. Take a look at what name selection has done for companies like eToy, e-Cards and e-Stamp.com (as opposed to e-Stamps.com).
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.