Because the right domain name will help you to manage your online visibility more effectively.
A great domain is very important for your start-up success. Your Company, brand, business will grow with this name. So domain selection is a crucial step in building your web business
I Choose the Wrong Name
When I start blogging, I choose the domain name ‘2makesomemoney.com’ for my site. I never did any research before choosing this domain name.
When my site grows, I always feel bad about this domain name and many people wrongly landed my site for make money online jobs. Actually, my blog doesn’t just about make money online topics.
That domain name starts with a number, so people always forget to type that number. I lost so much traffic and backlink because of that.
After all, I decided to change my domain name, but that was not easy. I lost many backlinks and loyal readers.
Don’t do these mistakes while choosing your domain name. So here I am sharing 10 domain registrations tips that help you to register a better domain for your business.
10 Domain Registration Tips for Beginners
As a general rule of thumb, a good domain name must be easy to spell, easy to remember, short and .com .
I consider some important elements while registering a domain name. Here I created a small list, and I think it will be useful for you to register the best domain name for your business.
1) Brainstorm your keywords
Make a list of five keywords or phrases that best describes the domain name you are searching for. Now pair them and add suffixes and prefixes to create a meaningful domain name.
You can use these domain suggestion tools, will give the best domain name ideas based on our keyword.
2) Make it Unique
Copying some popular domain name by adding prefixes, hyphens or numbers may not help to grow your business. Making your domain uniquely odd will gain attention and be remembered.
3) Keep it Short
The shorter name is the better. If you have a short domain, it will be easier for people to remember and find. Keep it under twelve characters if possible.
4) Make it Meaningful
A short domain is nothing without meaning, 545bh.com is not easy to type or remember. Select a domain that relates to your site in a way that people will understand.
5) Easy to Spell
Clarity is important when selecting a domain name. Avoid a domain name which is difficult to spell or pronounce.
6) Easy to Type
Avoid numbers and hyphens in domains and make it easy to type. Additionally, avoid some letter, which is very hard to type(‘p’,‘q’, ‘z’, and ‘x’ ).
7) Avoid numbers, hyphens etc.
You can use letters, numbers, and hyphens in domain names. However, hyphens and numbers make it hard to remember or type your domain name.
As a newbie, I register my first domain with a number(2makesomemoney.com). It causes a big drop on my traffic. Many times, people forget to include the number and be directed to the other domain.
8) Choose .com first
The most popular Top Level Domain (TLD) is Com. Many people still think there aren’t any other domain extensions available. If you don’t owns the .Com extension, you will miss tons of traffic.
9) Buy other TLDs
Buy other TLDs like .org, .net, etc. If you don’t register other TLDs of your domain, chances are high your competitors just might.
10) Avoid Copyright Infringement
Before registering your domain name make sure that you’re not infringing on anyone’s copyright with your site’s name. Visit copyright.gov and search before you buy.
I always advise my readers to avoid free domain and hosting. All free things come with a price. When they decided to stop their services all your brands, your hard work, your content will have vanished.
If you want to protect your personal information from the public whois records when you register your domain you should consider getting domain privacy.
You can enable privacy protection for your domain, and some of the registers provide this as a free service with domain registration.
If you have found the right domain name, register it quickly before someone else does!