Are you planning to enter blogging or want to take your business to next level through websites or blogs? For starting any website or blog domain name is essential.
Domain name provides the essential identity to the website. It is the unique address of your site and it is the key by which your users will know you.
Thus, choosing appropriate domain name becomes very important. But definitely you are having question in your mind that how to select that appropriate domain for your blog or website? Don’t worry; this article will solve all queries related to choosing domain name.
There are some simple points which one should keep in mind while creating and deciding upon final domain name. The important one includes:
Let me detail you all the above points for better understanding
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- Restrict the length of domain name (The Shorter the better)
- Choose easily pronounceable words
- Get brandable potential in name
- Don’t modify an already popular domain name
- Aim for dot com first
- Experiment with suffix and prefixes
- Hyphens and numbers are not good
- Check social networking platforms
- Take care of copyright infringements
- Brainstorm the domain name
- Summarizing words
In deciding good name for your website, you should obey the rule of length. Lengthy words seem to be less attractive and hard to remember by the users. Shorter words are easier to search and also make social media searching easy. The search bar includes not only domain name but also entire url address. So keeping in mind the compatibility of words in url area choose shorter length of domain name, if possible.
Lack of pronounceable words is another reason of lacking the desired popularity of the domain name. Yes, i can understand that we have urge of keeping unique names to stand different from the crowd which actually is not bad and normal. But, remember unique words should be fun sounding or at least easily pronounceable. You can also target on certain words if you work for specific location or community. If not, then target words which are easily associated by all the people around the globe. So, the domain name should be unique at the same time memorable and easy to be recalled by the human mind.
Having a keyword in your domain or an entire keyword as a domain name was more than a merit. But with changing time don’t just choose a domain name that has a match on your topic. It can be also great if you blog on a blog with your name as your domain. Your domain name will be your brand.
Making names brandable doesn’t mean that you try a misspelled version of an already known big brand. This can really harm the image of your website and people will always prefer established website than yours.
Always try to get the dot com version of your domain name unless you are not concerned with branding or global exposure.Upto 75% websites are “.com” domains as it is easiest extension and easy to remember. Remember that some browsers accept address-only entries in address bar so if you just mention domain name they consider it to be “.com” site by default.
It’s not assured that you get the wanted domain name. But if you want to continue with your desired name you try adding suffix and prefix to your original choice of word. It’s a genuine step which can be taken without any hesitation friends.
Let the name define itself avoid using hyphens and numbers. Numbers and hyphens cause confusion. Stay away from them by all means. They are a real problem because they don’t make something sound like a brand so your brandable objective also fails once you opt for numbers and hyphens.
Before you register your desired domain name, check if your domain name is also available for social media platforms you want to work with. This availability is essential for branding and reaching out to your fans on those platforms. So check it before you get registered a domain name.
I hope you know what i am going to discuss in this point. Yes, check domain name or just Google it whenever you decide it. It is of major concern as it may cause some kind of jurisdiction against you in which there might be any legal action against you. This can also create brand confusion, which is hard for your brand-ability.
Domain name should describe the key topic of your website. Process and think for words which better explain your work or topic relates to your project. You can even mix match the words and create the perfect domain name, but remember it should follow all the above points I discussed earlier in this post.
I hope all the above points help you generate sensible and everlasting domain names which attain desired popularity. We do not recommend changing your domain once your blog has been live for any considerable amount of time. So, take all the safety measures suggested while choosing a domain name.
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