Getting a DOMAIN NAME for your business is as critical as where you would want your business to take you!
Are you aiming for a global reach or simply want a particular sector? Below are few tips that I could share…
The domain name that’s attached to your website is also known as a URL, which describes what your website is about to the search engines. Ideally, you want a domain name that describes what your website is about, that’s memorable and ends in .com. No one ever got rich selling a .net domain.
If the .com exchange is taken, you could use another exchange like .net, .ca, .org, .tv, or .biz as the search engines don’t add any weight to what exchange it is. Then you would point your ‘Blue Buffalo Domain Name’ to your keyword rich ‘Natural Dogs Foods Domain Name’
Registering Your Own Name
In this world of identity theft you’ll want to register your own name as a domain name before someone else registers it and uses it for nefarious purposes. You can then simply tell people to type in your name to get to your website. Then ask you registrar to point your domain name to your website’s domain name. Your website designer can you with this is you are not sure how to do it.
If your name is already taken, then try to get a variance of your name, use combinations or numbers as long as it will mention one or two particular word of your services or business.
Do you know that you can find out who owns a particular domain name through DOMAINSALESCHECK by and typing the name into their search box. You can also try to contact the person that owns your name and ask them if they would sell it to you.
WATCH OUT! Be Careful How Your Domain Reads
Be careful how your domain name looks like when all the words are together with no spaces. All of these are legitimate companies that didn’t know they did this. You can’t make this stuff up.
Here are few wrong name ideas…
WhoRepresents.com is where you can find agents representing celebrities, NOT representing ladies of the night: www.WhorePresents.com.
PenIsland.net is where you go when you’re looking for a great pen. But it can be read as www.PenisLand.net.
TherapistFinder.com is where you go if you’re in the need of a Therapist. But it could be read as www.TheRapistFinder.com.
Funny but do you see what I mean?
Your Country’s Exchange
Even though you should always get a .com extension for your memorable domain you may also wish to purchase your country’s exchange;
United States: .US
United Kingdom: .CO.UK
If you don’t, and your website becomes well known, someone may pick up your domain name under your country’s exchange and ‘pick up’ your visitor traffic too.