So you are planning to bring your first step to Online marketing? Let me check what all you need: A nice platform like WordPress, Drupal, A Perfect Webhosting company and a catchy and best domain names to help you in branding.
In this article I will share few rules and tips to be considered while choosing the name of the domain. Before we start a website the first important point is selecting and buying a domain name. A bad domain name can hurt your blog in long run and most common mistake people usually do by starting any niche blog under their name. (Harsh.com, rajnish.com)
Some handy and useful tips to grab best domain name:
Most of the amazing and short name domain is taken, and we are left with very few options. Before, we move ahead, let me tell you, it’s always a good idea to go for .com domain name, as it’s good for branding and for SEO. If you are creating a country specific site for example, grab .in domain. But, if your target audience are sitting outside India, go for .com or .org domains.
Now, this is from the SEO perspective, but one of the biggest advantage of a good domain name is branding. Don’t you think: Shout Me Loud is a good domain name, which is easy to shout and easy to remember? So, what all things you should consider to get best domain names for your next Website?
1) Be Unique
I will suggest you to not take any domain which is already very popular in your niche, Instead of that choose a domain name related to your interest and have some good keyword. For example if you planning to start a new tech blog, instead of going for generic name like techblog, techtips which is very common go for something unique like howtogeek, callingallgeeks.
Also, make sure you use Namechk to make sure your new target domain name is available on all major social sites, else time to look for another options.
2) Easy to write
The name of the website must be easy to write and must not contain “strange characters”. This is to exclude the possibility of typing errors and then the failure of your potential customers visit to absurd … that might end up at a competing site if you have not complied with the rule cited above.
3) Easy to pronounce
If you want a short name, you must be very creative. To be creative and strategic make sure that your domain name is easy to pronounce. If you Choose a domain name like kloth.net and then pronounce it to any one then maybe he will misunderstand “K” as “C” letter & if you choose like hi-n-dry.com then people may type it as highanddry.com which could be your competitor’s site.
So always choose a domain name with correct words Like shoutmeloud.com & tipsforblog.com. And if you choose an Easy to pronounce domain name then it automatically going to become an Easy to Remember domain name.
4) Too Long Names
Never Choose very long domain names like llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.com which is longest single word (without hyphens) .com domain name in the world. Because you can not make any one remember this domain and it also not contains any meaningful keyword.
- The domain name, and its extension should reflect the market.
- If you sell products in Italy considered safe to register a website ending in .it.
- If you sell products internationally you can consider buying one .com.
- There are several available extensions: .net, .biz, .info, .org , etc. but we believe that the average user identifies the extension .com
I assure you that some people do not visit websites with different extensions (clearly mistaken) for fear that they can hide the information most ingenious scams.
Well, you followed all the rules and tips described …and now ?
Now you have in mind a series of names and variations on the name of your new website.
Unfortunately, most of the domains you have already registered, consider, for example, that today there are more free domains with the. Com composed of 3 letters
With the help of specific tools (eg Ajax Whois – for the. com and. net) try to find the domain name that is closest to those who have developed in the previous phase.
Here are some tips on possible changes to be tested in the case decided the name was not available:
- add the location where is the activity (eg www.blog-at-uk.com – not necessarily separated by a hyphen)
- add the location of the target market (eg www.blogging-for-newbie.com – not necessarily separated by a hyphen)
- create acronyms ( for Multi Level Management)
Here are some more resource to get more info on buying best domain name for your site:
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