If you have plans to get into Online Marketing, then you need to look into a number of things that you may come across while establishing it. The primary and most important things that you need to be considering is, an excellent platform such as WordPress or Drupal, a perfect Webhosting company and a catchy and genuine domain name to assist you in branding.
While choosing a domain name, there are lots of things that you should take into account. In this article, we will be presenting you with some tips and rules to be viewed while selecting the name of the domain.Selecting and purchasing a domain name is one of the important points that you need to consider. You should choose a perfect domain name so that your blog, in the long run, does not get hurt. One of the most common mistake people generally does, is by beginning any niche blog under their name. This, in turn, could hurt your blog.
Some handy and helpful tips to grab best domain name:
One thing that you need to digest before you move on with the hunt for a domain name is that most of the eminent and short name domain is taken. Thus, we only have a few options left. A tip that you need to keep in mind is that it is always best to go for ‘.com’ Domain name. This will help you in branding and for SEO. If you intend to create a country specific site, then you can go with ‘.in’ domain. However, you may need to go with .com or .org domains if your ‘target audience’ are sitting outside India.
However, if you ask what the biggest advantage of a good domain name is, then ‘Branding’ is the answer for that. Now, what are things that you need to look into so as to get suitable domain names for your next Website?
1) Be Unique
You should try to take a domain name which is not already very popular in your niche. You could rather pick a domain name which is associated with your interest and have a few good keyword. For instance, if it is a tech blog that you intend to start, then, instead of going for a general name like ‘techtips’ and ‘techblog’, which is quite common, you can go for anything unique such as ‘howtogeek’ or ‘callingallgeeks’.
Other than that, you should also make sure that you use Namechk to confirm that your new target domain name is open on all the key social sites; otherwise, it is time to look for other options.
2) Easy to write
This is yet another important point you should consider. Make certain that the name of the website is easy to write. Moreover, it must not include “strange characters”. This is to eliminate the possibility of typing errors. Additionally, it will also fail to let the potential customers to reach your website, and they might even end up at a competing site if you have not act per the rule mentioned above.
3) Easy to pronounce
Creativity is what you need if you want a short name. To be creative and diplomatic, you should make sure that your domain name is simple to pronounce. If you decide on a domain name such as ‘kloth.net’ and then pronounce it to anyone, then maybe he or she will mistake the “K” as letter “C”. Furthermore, if you pick something like ‘hi-n-dry.com’, then the customers may type it as ‘highanddry.com’, which could turn out to be your competitor’s site.
Hence you should always choose a domain name with exact words. Moreover, if you pick a domain name which is easy to pronounce, then it will automatically become an ‘Easy to Remember’ domain name.
4) Too Long Names
A very long domain name? Don’t even think about it. You should never pick very long domain names. You cannot expect everyone to remember such long domain names and if it does not contain any meaningful keywords, then you should probably rule out that option.
When you select the domain name, it should be in such a way that the domain name and its extension reflects the market.
If you sell goods in Italy, then you may need to consider a website which ends in ‘.it’.
On the other hand, if you sell products internationally, you can think of buying one ‘.com’.
There are various available extensions such as .net, .biz, .org, .info, etc. however we assume that the average user recognizes the extension ‘.com’. Some people do not go through websites with different extensions for doubt that they can hide the data most ingenious scams.
After going through the above tips, you must have looped a series of names and variations of your new website. You can obtain a domain that is closest to those who have generated in the previous phase, with the aid of specific tools.
Here you will be able to find a few tips on potential changes to be tested in the case ruled the name was not available:
You can combine the location where is the activity, for example, www.blog-at-uk.com. (not necessarily separated by a hyphen)
Secondly, add the location of the target market. For example, www.blogging-for-newbie.com. Here again, you need not separate it with a hyphen.
You can also create acronyms, for the Multi Level Management.