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Old 09-04-2010, 05:33 AM
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is a single hyphen acceptable in a domain?

I am looking to register a domain for my own portfolio site, and really wanted to just use 'my name '.com, but it is taken. What are the general thoughts on using name-name.com? I realize that of course non hyphenated names are preferable, but are they really that bad (especially if I desire to preserve my name as the domain)
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:54 AM
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Re: is a single hyphen acceptable in a domain?

Is the domain with your name actually in use or is it parked. The owner may be willing to transfer or sell it to you if he/she is not using it. There is nothing wrong with the hyphen. Some people use their middle initial or insert other characters to get around the same problem. Your contacts will usually have your site bookmarked so it shouldn't be too inconvenient.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:30 AM
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Re: is a single hyphen acceptable in a domain?

The .com domain is very much in use, which in a way draws me away from anything else too similar. Perhaps an initial as you suggested would be a good idea. Thanks!
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:07 PM
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Re: is a single hyphen acceptable in a domain?

right... it's down to these options(false name 'Barry E Stephens' used for example purposes)

barryestephens.com
barry-stephens.com
bstephens.co.uk

I'm drawn to the .co.uk as it would be shorter, but ideally wanted the universal 'strength' of a .com.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:46 PM
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Re: is a single hyphen acceptable in a domain?

Well I personally think there is nothing wrong with the hyphen. At least with the full name in the domain, you will show up on top of the search results for your own name.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:38 PM
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Re: is a single hyphen acceptable in a domain?

Have you looked to see if .biz is available?
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:58 AM
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Re: is a single hyphen acceptable in a domain?

Thanks for the replies guys. I've gone with www.gedwards.co.uk

Now just need to get enough good images in my portfolio to get a full site up!
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:37 PM
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Re: is a single hyphen acceptable in a domain?

gse: good to see that site, but what kinda images you’re gonna place on it? Waow the main page is amazing. Good luck man!
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