Choosing The Perfect Domain Name
If you want to start your own business, one of the major ways to communicate with your customers is by using the internet. It is important for a business to maintain a good online presence in order to become successful. There are many ways by which you can communicate with your customers through the internet. One of the popular ways is using social media.
Almost everyone is using social media these days. Social media platforms and marketplaces like Facebook, eBay and Etsy are giving many opportunities for people who want to start their own business or stay connected with their customers.
If you want to start a blog to share your thoughts and experiences with other people or you want to start a business and you are serious about maintaining your online presence, then you need your own website. A website is the most important step to get started online. If you want to start your own website, the first thing that you are going to need is a unique and perfect domain name.
Almost 80,000 domain names are registered every day. Choosing a unique and perfect domain name is not an easy task. Here are a few tips that will help you to choose a perfect domain name for your website.
Keep It Simple
The best tip that we can give you is that keep this process simple and do not make it overcomplicated. Though you can use more than one domain names for your website, you can also redirect your websites on multiple domain names but this is not recommended. You should think before deciding a domain name for your website and once you get a right domain name, you should stick with it.
You must have noticed that websites that you visit regularly have simple domain names. While finding a domain name for your website, you should also choose a simple and easy to remember the name. If you’ll choose a complex name, it will be difficult for the visitors of your website to remember the name of your website.
Choose a Domain Name That Is Easy To Pronounce
You should choose a creative and attractive name for your website. However, while choosing a domain name, it is important that the name should be easy to pronounce. Some people choose a creative domain name that is very difficult to pronounce and not everyone can get it right. You should avoid this.
To check if your domain name is easy to pronounce or not, it is recommended that you should do a “radio test” with your family members and friends. Show them your domain name and let them pronounce it. If they can pronounce it in a correct way, then it means that you have chosen a right domain name for your website.
Your Domain Name Should Relate To Your Readers
Before choosing a domain name for your website, you should be able to answer this question: Can your potential customers and readers relate to your domain name or not? If the answer to this question is yes, then it means your domain name is perfect. But, if the answer to this question is no, then you should probably avoid that domain name.
The purpose of a domain name is to build relationships with your potential readers and to create trust. Once you are sure that your domain name is good enough to create trust, only then you should approve it.
When someone visits your website, they already have created a perception about your website based on your domain name.
If your domain name is too vague and cannot convey the message to your potential readers, it can affect the traffic of your website. Suppose a person is looking for a website providing some great tips on how to lose weight. He finds out a link to your website but the domain name of your website is eat.com. He might think that your website is all about cooking and eating so he won’t be clicking on that link.
Therefore, you should carefully choose your domain name. A domain name that is catchy, short, simple and can relate to your potential readers is a perfect domain name.
Choosing The Right Domain Extension
Choosing a right domain extension is as important as choosing a right domain name. Once you have chosen your domain name, the next step is to choose a perfect domain extension.
Here are the things that you should keep in mind while choosing a domain name.
Dot Com is King
Dot com is the most famous domain extension that is used and it is still as popular as it was a few years ago. Many people still prefer using this extension because it is common and easy to remember. If your target readers are outside the United States, then you can also use domain names according to that e.g. www.abc.ca
Trademarks and Branding
If your business is trademarked then you can easily find your domain name but if it is not, then you should make sure that you are not violating a trademark of another company.
- Domain Names – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name
- Top Level Domains – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_top-level_domains
- Domain Name Registrars – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name_registrar
- Domain Registration – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_registration