When a company or designer needs to purchase a new domain name for a company the process is usually the same. The user searches for hours looking for a .com or .net domain name that fits the company’s name in hopes that it’s available.
Most all of the .com and .net domain names in the world are already registered which makes it even harder to get a simple name without adding something to the name to make it different.
example: If I want to buy Company.com then I’m sure that it’s already taken. So I would try and add something to it like Company-OT.com to have it somewhat fit my company while still being able to use the main “Company” name in the domain name.
Well if you have a business in Mississippi then there is another solution to getting a unique domain name for your company that you would not normally be able to purchase. Also you get the chance to use abbreviations for your company if you have a long company name like Website Experts of Mississippi (www.weom.com). If you try and find this short domain in a Godaddy search you will probably see if it’s for sale then you might have to spend $10,000 to get it.
So what is the solution for this?
Since .MS domains look like they are related somehow to Mississippi it gives you an advantage to utilize a feature that will help you get that shorter domain name. .MS domains are really domains made up for Montserrat, which is a tiny island in the Caribbean. Upon research of who is available to use this domain you will find that anyone in the US can register this unique extension when buying a domain. The cost for any .MS domain name usually range around $44.99/year which is more than a .com but it will be well worth the extra money in my opinion.
Say you want to purchase a domain for the example company above that is located in Mississippi. You would go to Godaddy.com and search for www.weom.ms and find that it is available and only $44.99/year. With buying this domain you are able to save yourself a lot of money and also have a short attractive domain that is easy to relay to your customers when you promote your website.
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~Jacob Lundstrom @InticeMedia