When I started this website, I searched a lot to select a domain name. I took so much time to finalize algowords.com. I like this name so much. It is short, simple, easy to remember, easy to pronounce, and much more things are satisfactory.
Actually, your domain name is going to be your brand, so you have to be very careful while buying it. It is not such a thing that you should select randomly. When you start your website or blog on WordPress or on any other platform do some homework to select a good domain name.
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I am going to discuss 8 tips that may help you to find a suitable domain for you. So, let’s begin:
1- Short and Easy to Remember
First and most important, the domain name should be short and easy to remember. If the name is short then people will easily remember it. For example – Bluehost, Amazon, Google, etc are very short names and people can easily remember these names.
But in case your name is so lengthy, then it might get difficult to remember. It should be like people get to remember it by default.
There should not be like people need some special attention to remember your domain name. If your domain name is very long or tough, it might be not easy to keep in mind easily.
2- Avoid Special Characters, Numbers, Hyphen, etc
In my opinion, you should not use, any special character, number, or hyphen in your domain name. It can make it difficult to remember and type the name in the browser.
And if someone wants to visit your website but forgot to type the special character in the browser then the person will land up somewhere else.
Normally, there is a chance people do not remember the special character or hyphen of your website URL.
3- Select Top-Level or Country Level Domain
There are so many domain extensions available. But my first preference is always the .com domain. Why? Because it is a most established extension and people remember it very easily.
For example, this website – algowords.com, is very easy to remember. And it looks like a trusted name.
My next preferences are .org, .net, etc. You should give priority to the TOP-level domain.
If you have your audience from any specific country then you may go for the country-specific domain name. For example, if you have your target audience from India, then you can prefer to have a .in extension.
4- Use a Keyword Related to Your Business or Product
If possible, you should use a keyword or related word in your domain name. For example, if your website is about insurance then you may choose your site name including the word insurance.
If you have this kind of name which is a combination of keywords and another common word then the name itself will explain your business nature.
However, it may not be ideal for every kind of website. It will totally depend on your nature of business or blogs.
5- Easy to Type
Your domain name should be so easy. So that anyone can type it very easily. If it is complicated then the visitor may do a mistake to type your website name in the browser and they will land on another website.
In this way, you may lose your visitor and your brand value. So, try to make it as simple as possible.
6- Easy to Listen
Sometimes, we don’t care about it but it is very important that your domain name is easy to listen to. For this you can do a listening test in two ways:
Verbal Testing: in this case, you can tell your domain name verbally to some people and if they understand it in a single or two shots then it will be good for you. But if it is difficult to understand, you should avoid the name.
Telephonic Testing: you can do a telephonic test. You may call some people and tell them your site name. If a maximum of people understand it easily in one or two shots, then it is ok for you.
7- Use of Common and Good Words
I will suggest, you should use a common word or combination of it. Because if you use common words, people will easily catch your site’s name. For example my site algowords.
It is a combination of algo and words. And these two words are very common. That’s why algowords are very easy to remember and pronounce.
8- Check Domain History if Buying Old Domain
If you want to buy an existing domain name, then choose it very carefully. Buying an old domain may be beneficial in some ways but if you do not buy the right domain then it may hurt your reputation and business.
Whenever you buy an existing domain, please check its history. If you find any inappropriate background on the site then avoid it. Try to select the name which was related to your field and check it is not spammed domain.
Finding the right domain name may take some time but it is very important. It is about your venture. Whether it is a blog, a normal site, or any business, you should give some time while buying the final domain.
A wrong domain may impact your brand value and long-term business. Choose a name as best as possible.