Wednesday, March 20, 2019

How to Pick a Domain Name

The Business of Choosing a Domain Name

A good place to start is to think about the mix of letters and numbers that will make up your domain name.

Focus on one URL for the moment, before you choose anymore for your blog or business websites.

When You're Purchasing One URL

Easy to recall URLs make the best domain names.

With Social media feeds that seem neverending, 80,000,000 blogs being published a month, and people regularly overloaded with information, things can seem a bit overpowering.

That's why your domain name needs to be memorable, and know that you can easily be found by simply typing it in to any search engine.

Keep it Simple

One of the most simple domain names to use, is your own name.  There are plenty of well-known bloggers who've done that, and gone with the gold standard of

When you're talking to fellow bloggers online, it's easier for them to recall your name, than have to think about what your domain name might be.

Before signing up for a domain think about the direction you want to take with your blog or business.  It's easier to change your blog content and design when you use your own name in your personal brand.

If you've already started looking into using your name, and found it to be a popular choice.  No problem! Here are some alternatives to think about:

  • Use your nickname
  • Use your name and what you do (
Choosing Your Business Name and Domain

You may find it more difficult to match your business name with your domain name, particularly if it's a popular choice.

Here are some ideas to help you pick a suitable business and domain name:
  1. Include your own name in the business name (MinnieWriter)
  2. Use a synonym
  3. Use a different language
  4. Use appropriate industry jargon
  5. Put dashes between your first and last name
  6. Add "the" before your business name
  7. Use a different extension, instead of .com, try .tech or .shop.
  8. Use power words and descriptive adjectives
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