domain name hyphens or no hyphens?

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Hi there i have been told having hyphens in a domain name is bad especially after the 3 latest Google updates, Penguin, Panda and Orca and was wondering if anyone knew?
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justin fantham

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Hello Justin

From our experience and knowledge we recommend to avoid multiple hyphens in a domain name if possible. It's basically because hyphenated domain names are often considered as spam and seem to be less credible/trustworthy to internet users.

However, big companies like T-Mobile have a hyphenated domain name,, so they would be in trouble if Google or other search engines penalised websites for having a hyphen in their domain name in general.