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Ollivander

Ollivander

New Member
Would you ever own a domain with a dash (-) in it? What do you believe the pros and cons are of such domains? Do you think a dash affects the overall well being of a website? Why/why not?
 
Hanaseru

Hanaseru

New Member
I own a domain with a dash in it ouo.

It makes it easier to get a certain domain name that I want, and I don't think it seems to affect the traffic of my website too much.
 
Kevin

Kevin

Moderator
I have a site with a dash and it and it is actually doing better than the site without the dash. Excessive amounts of dashes could be a problem though. Like Hanaseru said, it can also make it easier to obtain the domain you really want.
 
Jessi

Jessi

Member
The only time I recommend using a dash is when it is to distinguish between two words that may not be obvious in the version without a hyphen.

For example:

penisland vs pen-island ;)
expertsexchange vs experts-exchange
therapistfinder vs therapist-finder

You get the idea.

Otherwise, though, it is much preferred to avoid having a hyphenated domain.
 
RjMaan

RjMaan

New Member
Yeah, i agree with you. some times you do not find your favorite domain name because it was taken by others thats why you use "-" in your domain name. It has no effect on the traffic.
 

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