Before developing your website and deploying your files, it is important to choose an ideal domain name that will best represent your brand and the image of your establishment.
10 Rules for Choosing a Domain Name
1 Write the Top 5 Keywords That Best Represent the General Idea of Your Project
You can start associating them or add prefixes and suffixes once you have this list to generate some good ideas about the domain name you are going to use. For example, if you start a domain related to smartphones, you could start with words like “smartphone, gadget, iPhone, cellphone, phone”, play on combinations until you find a good match.
2 Make Your Domain Unique
Try to find an original domain name that stands out from popular websites, a domain name that is easy to remember, easy to pronounce, short and elegant.
3 Choose a.Com Domain Name
The .com domain names (an abbreviation of commercial) are the first domain names to appear on the net. The .com domain name was free just like other domain names until 2005, when most domain name providers imposed an annual fee. If you are all serious about building a website, building a brand (Branding) for the long haul, choose a .com domain name. On the other hand, if this does not interest you can choose other TLDs (top-level domain) like .net (best alternative) .org (non-profit organizations)
4 Make Sure It’s Simple to Type Easy to Remember
If your domain name requires considerable effort to type it correctly, you have already lost a good deal of your branding due to the spelling of the length. Easier to write, easier to remember.
5 Make Assured the Name is as Short as Possible
Short names are easy to type and easy to remember (see the previous two rules). They also save multiple characters in the URL in SERPs (search results pages) and a better fit on social media, print media, and any form of offline marketing.
6 Create To Meet Expectations
When someone first hears about your domain name, they should be able to instantly and accurately guess what kind of content might be found there. That’s why I like domain names like Hotmail.com, CareerBuilder.com, AutoTrader.com, and WebMD.com. Domains like Monster.com, Amazon.com, Zillow.com, and even Moz need to invest in more brands because of their intuitive names.
7 Avoid Copyright Infringement
This is a mistake that is not made too often but can kill a big domain and a big business. To be sure you’re not in violation of someone’s copyright with your site name, check out copyright.gov.
8 Avoid Hyphens and Numbers
Hyphens and numbers make it difficult to remember or type your domain name. Hyphens and numbers correlate poorly with Google rankings, with your brand image, and with traffic. To avoid.
9 Avoid Spelling Mistakes
Many website names contain weird misspellings; this can be aimed at taking advantage of organic traffic from bogus queries that people enter accidentally or on purpose.
10 Use an Ajax Domain Selector Tool
There are tools on the net that help you choose a domain name available from all available TLDs by automatically generating the following keywords you want to include in your domain name.
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