How do I choose a domain name?

Published: April 26, 2010

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

Choose a name that uniquely identifies your home or business server. For example, if your business name is Contoso Ltd, you might choose Contoso to uniquely identify your home or business server on the Internet. If the domain name is not available, try another variation of that name, or perhaps something completely different.

The name you type can contain the following:

  • 63 characters maximum

  • Letters, numbers, or hyphens (-). The name must begin and end with a letter or a number.

    Domain names are not case sensitive.