8 Simple Domain Tips

  1. Name your website using your association name. Example: Sony.com, Tesla.com, and Amazon.com.
  2. Generic names are cool but most of them are reserved by domain registrant. So unless you have a fat wallet and willing to spend thousands for just a domain name, you can forget about registering single word (or phrases) as your domain name.
  3. Shop at Flippa to see if a desired domain is for sale.
  4. Avoid hyphenated domain names.
  5. Consider varies TLDs when the “.com” and “.net” if your desired domain names are taken. Example: WebHostingSecretRevealed.com is taken; try WebHostingSecretRevealed.biz 😉
  6. Both short and long domain names have their pros and cons. Short domains are easier to remember and easier to be ‘branded’; long domain names on the other hand may consist of more descriptive keywords (which allow your users to understand your business instantly).
  7. Domain name tools are helpful, sometimes. Try MakeWords, Dot-o-mator, and NameBoy.
  8. Think ‘FUN’ and think outside the box. Sometimes, your sense of humor is your best friend when if comes to picking up the right domain name – remember D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y.com?

Well, choosing a domain may not be as simple as perceived but it doesn’t have to be such a grueling challenge either. I hope things are easier when you apply tips above.

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