Much talk can be had in regards to buying domain names with hyphens or dashes.
The don’t ever buy a domain with a hyphen camp…
There is the camp that is totally against it as if buying domains with hyphens is the unforgivable sin.
If a hyphenated or dashed domain were the last domain name on earth to use, they wouldn’t dare think of buying and surely not using such a domain name.
The use of hyphens is like breathing camp…
Then there are those that fall into the camp of not blinking an eye at buying and using domain names with hyphens.
This camp of folk buy and use hyphenated domain names even when the non-hyphenated domains are available for purchase.
The hit or miss hyphen camp…
Then you have those in the middle that, depending on the day and hour you catch them, are a hit or miss on buying and using domain names with hyphens.
This crowd tends to base their decision to buy and use domain names with hyphens much like flipping a coin.
They don’t necessarily have a method to their madness for buying or not buying, and using dashed domain names.
Which camp do you best relate with, and, more importantly, which camp will stand the test of time?
But no matter the camp you find yourself in, I think it is safe to say that buying and using domains with hyphens is nothing new under the sun in the world of the Internet.
There will always be a market for selling and buying domain names with hyphens.
But before you scurry off into the deep abyss of buying hyphenated domain names, I’d like to share with you some thoughts on why and when to consider buying and using domains with hyphens.