Choosing a Domain Name

I suggest that you start doing some Google searches to see if your preferred choice is available. This part can be tricky as there are a lot of websites out there. As you are searching here are some tips:

1. Try to stick with a well known extension. #

While .com is the best choice there are others you can consider such as .ca; .net; .org. Stay away from stranger less known ones like .pizza etc.

2. Consider using keywords in your name. #

Keywords play an important role in a domain. When you use keywords in your domain name, this tells the search engines what your website is about. Combine this with quality content and good user experience, keywords in your domain can help you rank higher in Google.

3. Keep it short #

While keywords are important, don’t go overboard with domain length. It’s better to have a domain name that’s short and memorable.

4. Keep it Easy to Pronounce and Spell #

You should be able to easily share your domain name when speaking as well as writing. You never know when you’ll be asked to share your domain name in person, this is especially important if you are also setting up emails using your domain name. We all know what conveying a complex long email address can be like!

6. Avoid Hyphens & double letters #

Never create a domain name with hyphens. Hyphens can be a sign of spam domains which you do not want to be associated with. Double letters are prone to typos making your site more difficult to find.

7. Research Your Domain Name #

Before you register a domain name, try to find out if there is already a registered business using the same name. You don’t want to get into any legal trouble do a search on trademark websites this will avoid the headache of receiving a cease and desist letter.