How To Pick a Domain Name

When you’re ready to finally launch your idea to the world, picking a domain name might seem like a hard nut to crack. The reason is simple - a wrong domain name can make or mar your business.

In this article, you’re going to learn a few tips and a useful tool that will help you choose the best domain name and register it without hurdles. Picking a domain name is a stressful process, and we’re here to help you get it right.

  1. As short as possible

The shorter your domain name, the better. Ever wonder why all the three to four-letter domain names are almost taken? Even getting a five-lettered domain name at this age is a treasure. Go for a domain name that is short and memorable. 15 characters at most, as anything longer than that, can become hard to remember.

  1. Use .com

There are numerous domain name extensions today. Don’t be tempted to use them since your audience is probably ignorant of them. The best extension as far as the internet is concerned is the .com extension. Using other extensions like .blog .ninja, .photography does nothing but make your business appear less trustworthy to your prospects. Avoid the risks and stick with .com.

  1. Unique and brandable

You need a domain name that resonant with your target audience, a name that stands out in their mind. You can take a few ideas from other businesses in your niche, and see how they did it. Not only should it be unique from your competitors, but it should also be brandable. For instance, eBay.com is more brandable compared to goodsonline.com.

  1. Use Domain name generators

If you feel overwhelmed, there are tons of name generators up to the rescue. These free tools can be a lifesaver and can search for your defined keywords for you to choose from. One of the popular ones is Nameboy, and it doesn't hurt to give it a try.

  1. Research your domain name

Before you head over to register your proposed domain name, one last thing you should do is to research the name to see if there’s already a similar name, or perhaps an exert trademark. A simple Google search will save you the headaches of legal battles in the future.

When the coast is clear, you can proceed by registering your domain name as soon as possible before someone else does. Domain names are like real estate, and thousands of people are always looking for brandable names to register for better rates in the future.

It can be a battle, but we can help. Get in touch with us by calling or perhaps fill our contact form.

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