It cannot be argued that you definitely have to get the services of a top hosting company
to ensure that your website performs in its absolute best all the time. However, before
even launching a website, you will have to register your domain name first.
Heading to the domain registrar should only be done if you have already come up with a
domain name. For some, doing this is quite easy as they are creative enough to come
up with something unique and memorable. However, there are some that just have
trouble doing the same thing.
Today, I am going to focus on giving you some essential tips to help you choose the
best possible domain name for your website.
Always Use the -.com Extension
Before coming up with your website’s name, it is always important to remember that you
should use the -.com website extension over many others.
Now, you might be given the advice that you should use one that is appropriate to the
type of website you’re going to put up (like using -.biz if you are running an online store,
Well, studies show that using the -.com extension yields the best possible results and
that is simply because it is the one that is used in so many websites, thus people are
familiar with it.
Come Up with a ‘Brandable’ Name
Think of your domain name as your brand. What makes other companies’ names so
memorable? The likes of Youtube, Google, and Facebook all have memorable names.
Well, a ‘brandable’ name need not follow certain naming conventions (the three brands
are not actually words that you can find on the dictionary).
Aside from that, come up with a name that is easy to pronounce and remember. The
easier the name to pronounce is, the better the memory retention would be.
Catchy names are also what you consider as memorable, simply because our minds
would often favor ones that are unique and different. For example, instead of using
lottery.com, use something like lotterio.com as a viable alternative.
Help Yourself by Using Domain Name Generators
Domain name generators are handy for people who have a hard time coming up with
unique and memorable domain names.
Some of the tools that I can recommend is the business name generator by Shopify (for
e-commerce websites), Nameboy and LeanDomainSearch for other things.
Don’t Be a Perfectionist
In your quest to find the most perfect domain name, I am willing to bet that you are
never going to come up with one. Striving for perfection is okay, but being a
perfectionist about it is another thing.
Use Wayback Machine to Check the Domain History
It is possible that your chosen domain name was actually used before but was
ultimately abandoned by the user. There is nothing wrong with this other than if the user
utilized the name for illegal activities and such.
Use the Wayback Machine to help you check your preferred domain name’s history (if
any) to find out if the name was used before or not.
Choose a Trustworthy Registrar
A domain registrar is basically a company that helps you with registering your own
domain name. Go with a reliable company so that the process is easy and