Choosing a good domain name will help you in your business tremendously. In fact, a good website name will help others remember and find you easier.
In this article, we shall go through 5 tips about how to choose a good domain name.
Tip 1: Select a Meaningful Domain Name
If you are selling natural supplements, you should choose the domain name “healthsupplements.com” instead of “ilovepizza.com” for obvious reason. Let say a person is looking for vitamin C pills; he is more likely to visit “healthsupplements.com” instead of “ilovepizza.com”.
Choosing a meaningful domain name
will also assist you in your search engine ranking. For example, if your website name is “healthsupplements.com” and your webpage is also optimized (optimized means your webpage title, meta tags, keywords and content are relevant to one another) with the term health supplements, you will have a better ranking for the term health supplements.
Tip 2: Length of a Website name
Should you choose a short or long website name? Most people may argue that a short domain name is preferable to a long domain name.
Well, I agree. A shorter website name is usually easier to remember. Of course, this will depend on the situation.
For example, “IAmADatingCoach.com” is a better choice compared to “IAADC.com” since the former is easier to remember. Yet, you won’t want to choose “IAmADatingCoachWhoHasTaughtThousandsOfStudentsSuccessfully.com”. People won’t remember such a long domain name and even if they do, it would be a chore to type.
Tip 3: Prevent Trademark Names
You should avoid domain name that looks too much like terms like eBay and Amazon. Registering these domains can get you into trouble. You may have to sell the domain name. In the worst situation scenario, you may even be sued. If you're unsure, it is always a good idea to consult an attorney, especially if you are planning to start an extended term lucrative business.
Tip 4: Try Not To make use of “_”
If possible, try not to register a website name with hyphen. Imagine you have a domain title “eat_pizza.com”. There is a very high possibility your potential customer will end up in “eatpizza.com” instead. Most people don’t type hyphen in the url.
However, if you want to play secure, you can always register several variation of the website name. For example you can register domain names such as "eat_pizza.com", "eat_pizzas.com", "eatpizzas.com" as well as the various extension of .info, .net etc.
Of course, this is not necessary. Nevertheless, if you are very confident that one day time, your site is going to become an authority that boast plenty of traffic, then you will want to snatch all possible website name.
Tip 5: Use .com Whenever Possible
“.com” is the most popular domain name extension. Most people will try .com first whenever they are searching for a website. Unless your website has a special purpose, try to register a .com.
If you're in education, then you may want to sign-up a. edu extension. If your site is aimed at providing information, then. info may be a great choice. However, in most cases, a .com will be a good choice..