If the domain name you really want isn't available, it might be tempting to substitute words or parts of a word in the name with numbers - or to do so just to be a little different. The issue of using numbers in this way is similar to that related to using hyphens in domains.
When choosing a web address, something to keep in mind is how that address may be communicated. While electronic text-based communications are widely used, people haven't stopped verbally communicating and some advertising is still done with audio as the only medium; e.g. radio.
A domain like this:
is much easier to communicate verbally than something with numeric characters such as this:
.. as the person then needs to explain the presence of "8"
Another difficult instance is where the number "2" is used to replace the word "to"; .e.g.
There are some circumstances where using numbers may be a good idea in a domain name. An example is:
may be a better choice than
... the reason being is the numbers don't replace a word, so there's less chance for confusion and visitors are more likely to use numbers when entering the name into a browser address bar.
Whether you should choose a domain name with numbers just depends on how the numbers are being utilised and how they are used in common language. A simple rule to bear in mind is that if it's a word, use a word and if it's a number, use a number.
Another point to consider is if (for example) greatflombles is already taken, then the number substitution option may result in your visitors winding up on the fully alphabetical domain name's web site.
When considering using numbers in a domain name, think about your target audience, how they would primarily communicate your web address and how you intend to advertise.
How to register a name: Enter your choice in the search tool and click 'GO'. If after the check the domain names search results show your choice is available, you will then have the option to proceed to purchase registration; which is a very quick and easy process - start a search and find your ideal website address now.