Getting the right domain names are the starting point
towards building a successful website; be it a business
website, a personal blog, a casual weblog, or even an online application website.
Domain name has the capability to define the website, it
most times tells from a distance what you are expecting to
see in a website.
As the number of websites being registered online grow more and more every day, it is becoming real hard to get the domain name we want, the right one that suits what we have in mind, the niche we have decided to blog on.
However how hard the decision to choose might be, one can follow the top 6 tips I will be discussing below, which will help to search and get the Domain you needs.
1. THERE SHOULD BE A NAMING REASON
This is important because this is what will attract your visitors to the site. When someone asks the reason behind your domain names, you should be in a position to explain to them in detail.
However, you need not have to dig very deep while trying to have a domain name, just play with the most common words you know, your favorite things, leaders you like, activities you do and things similarly; have all the words written on a board or on a notepad. Combine the words, split them or do whatever you want and when your instinct says that “hey, this is the one!”, register that name without a second
thought. This technique can be adopted for business websites and any website which is quiet unique from others.
2. BE SELECTIVE
Don’t just accept any useless suggestions given by domain
registration sites. Most of the domain names recommended
by the domain registration and hosting sites will not give you what you wanted and always will miss an important
ingredient in the domain name-the core idea and reasons
behind the name.
3. KEYWORDS ARE THE KEY TO MAKE MONEY
If you are planning to have a website with a motive to earn
money, it is better for you to have a domain name that
contains the important keywords in it. Use keyword search
tools such as google keyword search tool and other keyword tools, know the number of local and global search that particular word gets and come up with a domain name that contains the keyword preferably as the prefix of the domain name or as suffix.
4. CHOOSE SHORT DOMAIN NAMES
Try to have your domain names as short as possible. People
hate to remember long domain names and there are even
some sections of them who hate to visit a website that has a long domain name. Make sure that your domain name is
under 15 characters, avoid hyphen’s, conjunction words and words like ”The” at the beginning of the domain name. Read the domain name you have chosen loud for few times and check whether it sounds cool; if it is, don’t hesitate to buy it.
5. EXTENSION MATTERS
You can come across lot of websites asking you to buy
domain names that are so good with extensions like “.info“
“.me” “.tv” “.asia” etc. You, as a beginner may think that
these extensions play no role in deciding the name of your
domain, which is totally false. A domain name with an
extension “.uk” indicates that the website related to the
domain is associated to or managed by people from the UK. If you are planning to have a website which is global, it is always good for you to go with a “.com” extension than
anything else. However, if you have an organization and
would like to have a website for it, you can go with
extensions like “ .org” if the particular domain name you are looking for is unavailable with a “.com” extension.
6. BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS
It is always a good practice to go with the best and known
domain seller instead of going with an unknown seller who
offers no support to save few bucks. Make sure that your
domain seller has a proper support platform through which
you can contact them 24/7. The reason is, if you register your domain name for an year and forget about the date of
registration, there is huge possibility of your domain name
bought by someone else without your knowledge after your registration expires. With a 24/7 support, you can contact
them at any time you need and can make sure that
everything is intact.