Are you concerned about domain names? If that is the case, you are going to want to check WHOIS so you can make sure that the domain name you want is not already taken. It is the best way to get the job done, especially if you are thinking about getting a new site setup. Another aspect to WHOIS that you are going to like very much is that you are able to not only see whether something is available, but whether it is expiring any time soon. For instance, you may notice some domains have no site on them – but they are taken.
With those domains, you may get lucky and find that the person who owns the domain no longer wants to pay the associated fees. It means that you can grab it up when it is expired. And thanks to WHOIS, you will know when the expiry date is occurring. So long as you are quick about when you check on its status after expiry, you should be able to get it before anyone else can manage the same thing. And you will have WHOIS to thank for keeping you updated on the status of that situation.
When it comes to domain names, you need to figure out what will make the most sense for your business. We find that a combination of a business name and the city or state where it is located is always a good idea. For instance www.[business-name][city].com will get the job done for you in a very good way. Sometimes adding the state is a good idea, if you have a business that services multiple locations in that state. What this does is ensure that when someone goes on Google, they will notice your domain name is the one they are seeking.