View Full Version : How does including "the" at the beginning of domain affects it?

02-12-2011, 02:25 AM
I was just wondering how does adding "the" at the beginning of domain affects its worth or brand. I want to register a domain but its now available. Should i go with the domain thexxxx.com ?

thanks for ur help!

02-14-2011, 02:27 AM
If you are looking for SEO benefit in domain name then adding 'the' won't help you since it's a dead word IMO but if your required domain name is only available with with 'the' prefix then you can give it a try (if the available domain name is easy to remember )

02-18-2011, 11:50 AM
If the domain you are looking at has been taken (and is being used) then you could find yourself in trouble operating under such a similar name - especially if you are in the same industry. I would recommend coming up with an alternative name, something catchy that either describes your product/service or is just the company name. For search purposes the name shouldn't matter too much if SEO is done correctly IMO.

03-02-2011, 12:26 PM
I usually try to stay away from using the in fear of customers forgetting to add it and ending up at a competitor.