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Advice on choosing a new .uk website address (domain name)

Your website address should be...

1. As short as possible and easy to remember

It is possible to put your full company name, location and full list of services in a web address if you wish. No-one will be able to remember it however, and even typing it in from a printed reference will be difficult and time consuming.

If you can, avoid using hyphens in your web address (try saying out loud a web address which includes a couple of hyphens - it sounds awkward and isn't easy to remember).

2. Not based on information which could change

For instance, www.shedsandspanners.co.uk is no good if you stop selling sheds, just as www.drsjonesblackandwinter.co.uk is no use once Dr Winter moves to another practice and is replaced by Dr Brown.

3. Relevant to your business name and/or the services you provide

If you have a very long company name you may wish to consider using a shortened version.

4. Available

See How do I check if my desired .uk web address is available? to find out how you can check this yourself.