Newcomers to creating a website will need to understand that it all starts from picking the perfect domain name. However, there are many extensions to pick from along with plenty of tips to consider. This is a quick non-confusing guide on how you can pick the perfect domain name for your new website.Are you ready to explore some quick tips that will simplify the process? Great! Here we go.
Consider what the website will provide. Is it a personal homepage? An online blog? An ecommerce store? The list goes on. If you haven’t decided on what your new site will provide then you shouldn’t consider finding a domain name yet.The web is quite literally littered with many different websites, so you’ll want yours to stand out with an awesome name.
Tip 1: Think about the extension. As you might guess, .com is the most noticed and consider good. But, if your site is going to remain local to your country, then you should go with your country domain extension. For example, if you’re from the UK, then you might select .co.uk or .uk. You might be surprised that there are actually loads of possibilities. If you were setting up a site to display your YouTube video uploads, then you could go with a .TV domain name.
Tip 2: Go with a reliable domain provider. Registering a domain name isn’t usually costly, so go select a company that is feature rich to your requirements and is secure and reliable. A few recommendations would be GoDaddy and Daily.co.uk for UK customers. Picking your name is a great start if it’s available. Sadly, you’ll find many domains you might want will be taken, so ensure you spend plenty of time brainstorming ideas until you come across a great one that is available. If you are totally out of ideas, you’ll find many generators that can be helpful.
Tip 3: Make sure you don’t pick a name and regret is later, this is easily done. As you concept for the website changes, so can the idea behind the name you picked. Ensure you are ready to go with a clear plan of action, this is quite important and something you are sure to thank me for further down the line.
Tip 4: Search Google for sites similar to yours. What pops up? These will give you inspiration.
Tip 5: If you are on a budget then you might want to consider hunting for coupon codes. But, remember, your domain will require a yearly renewal fee (most do), so don’t get a great introductory offer that stings you later. Make sure you look into the terms, yes, I know, this can be a headache.
Tip 6: Lastly, keep your domain on topic and make it brandable if possible. Don’t make something that sounds spammny, not only will search engines hate this, but your visitors probably will too.
Hopefully this how to guide and these quick tips will help you to select your first domain name.Don’t forget to bookmark this article as your reference and feel free to contact if you need more advice. Good luck!