Choose the right domain name

We are pretty sure that everyone faces the same kind of problem when they want to register a new website name. A right domain name is one of the most powerful brand tools that can distinguish yourself from other.

8 Tips How to Choose The Right Domain Name

Besides, choosing the right domain name and publishing at the right time would generate a sustainable number of traffic for your website. Let’s discover the tips now!

Tips #1 Easy to Type

To make your domain name stands out from the other, so don’t pick a domain name that requires a spellcheck to get it right.

This is usually caused by complex words, uncommon words or unusual spellings. Good domain name will give user a greater impression and appeals to a wider audience.

Tips #2 Easy to Remember

Every day, more and more new registered domain names are appearing online, so having a domain that is catchy and memorable is essential.

Once you’ve come up with a name, share it with close friends to make sure it sounds appealing and makes sense to others.

Tips #3 Keep it Short

While there is never an ideal length for domain name, it is best to keep your domain name length as short as possible. By maximizing the readability and appearance of your domain name online, short domain name can become a strong marketing tool.

Tips #4 Use Keyword

Your domain name is the first thing to start your online presence. Using keywords in your domain name can increase the visibility of your website and provide more information about you website. For example: hotels.com, booking.com, virtualtourist.com.

Once you read their domains, you can already easily predict what you can expect before your click into their website.

Tips #5 Research

Don’t just simply follow the trend or advice from any particular party. Do your own research; find the best domain name that is suitable for your website.

Ideally, your domain name must have strong linkage with your main objective for your website. A different domain name might bring higher traffic to your website.

Tips #6 Domain Name Extension

Extensions are suffixes, such as .COM or .NET, at the end of Web addresses. So far, .COM TLD is the most popular and widely used, as this generic top level domain can be registered by anyone.
Others domain name extension usually have their own function and targeting, for example:

  • .info : Used for informational sites.
  • .net : Mostly used for technical or Internet infrastructure sites.
  • .org : Non-commercial organizations or non-profits.
  • .biz : For business or commercial use, like ecommerce sites.

Tips #7 Geographic Area

Some domains require residency or a presence in the country of the extension, but several have few restrictions on who can register them.

A domain name end with geographic extension will get higher reputation on the respective country to gain more trust. Just identify your website location for better SEO and Google page rank. Examples of a few country domain name extension:

  • .SG: Singapore
  • .MY: Malaysia
  • .ASIA: Aim for Asia website
  • .ID: Indonesia
  • .TH: Thailand
  • .UK: United Kingdom

Tips #8 Branding

Be innovative and unleash your creativity when choosing your domain name. Currently, you can register using one of the many new domain name extensions to create interesting domain name, such as:

  • gs
  • tt
  • mp
  • i.am
  • it
  • me

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