11-06-2016, 03:57 AM #1
8 tips to help you choose the right domain name for your website
A domain name is a name that defines on the internet. So, it is very important to find the best domain name. Once you found the best domain for yourself and registered it then your domain name is registered in the DNS (domain name system). By choosing the perfect domain name for your company, you will not miss the right thrust in the right direction. Here are eight ways to help you find the right domain name for your website
1. Be unique
Your business is unique, so look for a domain name that is just as unique. Why limit yourself to something ordinary? Your domain name is your identity, so choose a name that reflects your originality.
Any domain name that resembles another business causes a traffic loss on your website as it is confused with other pages. Instead of people calling your website consciously, this happens more inadvertently.
2. Select a name that is easy to remember
Let make it easier for your customers to remember your domain and better by choosing a short and simple name. Everything complicated will only lead to confusion and the visitors of your site will get lost or forgotten your web address. So look for something that is easy on the tongue.
Also, your name should be related to your services, so people connect the right thing when you hear the name, such as web hosting services or web hosting reviews then they will know you are related to web hosting field.
3. Invest in Domain Tools
Domain tools are tools for domain evaluation, domain monitoring, investigations and trademark protection. They will help you to find more qualitative names in a writing block.
4. Avoid copyright infringement
Copyright infringement occurs if you use the work of another person without permission and consent and violates the law. Any protected phrases or names can not be used in a domain name. You can check your domain name at any time through a free copyright-checking website, which takes about 2 minutes. By letting your domain names run through your databases, examine whether the name is certain: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/ and http://www.copyright.gov/records/.
5. Use relevant keywords
Use relevant keywords to improve your search database ranking. For example "web hosting forum" uses the keyword 'hosting', which makes the search for web hosting providers or web hosting discussions since the name makes sense.
6. Make sure your domain name is designed before you buy it
Be sure to read your domain name in different contexts before you register and buy it. Because once you've bought it, you can not change it. To determine if your name is appropriate, please ask your family, friends or acquaintances for honest feedback.
7. Avoid numbers and punctuation marks
You want a name that is easy to remember and does not confuse people who are looking for you with the help of search engines. If you have a more complex domain name, go quickly to it and lose lots of website traffic. Exceptions are, of course, if the business name contains a number.
8. Be cautious with domain extension
A domain ending is the suffix at the end of each web address. for examples .com, .net, .org, .edu and co.uk. Some of these domains serve a particular purpose. Below are a few examples and their purpose:
.com Commercial and non-commercial side
.co.uk Commercial and non-commercial side in the UK
.net Infrastructure page, for ordinary: technical
.org Non-profit organizations
.edu educational institutions
.me Personal Namespace
A domain address with .com is the best choice. If you really want to change the suffix, just do it. But try to stay, even if it means that you need to change your domain name easily.
A final note: you have checked all the points, but be quick, because domain names are sold out quickly! If you hesitate too long, you probably have only a name that does not fit your business perfectly. If you have a domain name in mind, but this is already taken, you supplied domain registrar with alternatives.
12-30-2016, 03:44 PM #2
Great list, thank you.
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01-01-2017, 11:47 PM #3
I think it's a great idea to bounce the domain name off friends and family members, before purchasing. You never know when you (I) might think a certain name is great, but you find out everyone else thinks it stinks. Also, having a keyword in the domain is great for seo.
01-10-2017, 09:56 AM #4
Real nice tips and I especially like the tips below as those are a couple that I put the most priority on.
01-15-2017, 01:28 PM #5
01-15-2017, 05:03 PM #6
Nice detailed guide there. The domain being easy to remember is an important one, especially users who are not great at spelling & grammar. Also best not to use domains with hyphens as it isn't even supposed to help with SEO like many say it does, e.g., you could lose traffic by using domains if you use hyphens and don't own domain without hyphens.
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