How To Secure Your First Domain Name Correctly.

What types of characters can be used in a domain name?

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In general, only the following characters may be used in a domain name:

  • Letters a through z (no accents of any kind will be accepted). Note that domain names are not case sensitive. This means there will be no distinction made between upper case letters and lowercase letters (A = a);

  • The numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and/or 9

  • The hyphen character

Using Hyphens

MAny companies tend to use hyphens but there are limits on how you can use hyphens as below: