When you choose a web domain name for your site there are a few things you need to consider. In this article I will share 5 tips that will enable you to find the best possible domain name.
Tip 1: Your Domain Name Should Be The Name of Your Site and/or Business
This may seem rather obvious, but always use your site and/or business name as your domain name. If your site is called “Linda’s Bakery”, then www.lindasbakery.com would be a perfect domain name. If the name you want isn’t available, you need to make a choice. If your site/business name is an established brand, then you should try to contact the owner of the domain name and see if you can buy it from him. If the name is not really that important, then you should think about changing it to match an available domain name.
Tip 2: Make Your Domain Name as Short and Easy To Remember As Possible
Think of the most popular sites on the internet. They are all short and easy to remember: google.com, yahoo.com, amazon.com, facebook.com, etc. Your domain name should be similar. Just use your business or brand name and avoid long names like www.johnssiteaboutracingcars.com.
Tip 3: Use The Correct Domain Extension
A domain extension refers to the last part of a domain name: the .com, .net, .org, etc. Choosing the correct extension can be challenging. Here are a few guidelines to help you chose:
- If you have a commercial site that targets an international audience, use.com
- If your site represents a non-profit organization, like a charity, then you should go with .org.
- If your site targets a local audience only, use a country specific domain name like .ca, .au, etc.
Tip 4: Use Domain Name Generators TO Search For A Good Name
If you have a hard time coming up with a good domain name, then you should use a domain name suggestion tool. You can find a good one at www.godaddy.com. It will give you lots of helpful suggestions that makes finding a good domain name much easier.
Tip 5: Use a Reliable Domain Name Registrar
It is very important that you register your domain name at a reliable domain registration site.
I have used www.godaddy.com for years. It is one of the most popular domain name registrars and they offer great services.