How To Find A Domain Name Guide

How To Find A Domain Name Guide

(Last Updated On: August 6, 2017)

I see a lot of people and wanna be bloggers searching ideas or guide on how to find and register a good domain name for their respective websites and blogs.

Whenever you search on search engines like google.com and bing.com for the answers you seek you’ll notice many blogs are coming as the search results, and in this blogs, some bloggers or SEO experts are seen to mention that try to find a domain name that contains your keyword, if you don’t understand what I am referring then let me show you an example.

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Suppose you want to start a blog or online business website focusing on food then you can try searching for domain names having food or food keywords like easyrecipes.com here recipes is your targeted keyword.

I am not telling that it is not recommended the practice is good but what if you can’t find one. I would recommend going with try to find a domain name which is catchy and unique, it will help people notice your website and eventually, you can transform that into a brand.Usually, affiliate marketers go for keyword related domain names for their websites.

I would try to come up with my own name before I bought someone else’s.

Here are some tips How To Find A Domain Name Guide:

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1. Try to go with a .com – It’s the name everyone associates with the Internet. Any other Top Level Domain (TLD) like .org or .net is just going to confuse people unless it sounds better than the .com .For example, if you are about networking or a network, a .net is more natural.

If your site is informational, you should use .info if it sounds okay. One of my favorite $10 domains is ActivityTrackers.in, I think it sounds good. Hands down the most ingenious use of a TLD is del.icio.us, the social bookmarking site. The use of the .us TLD is absolutely brilliant.

2. Leave out the dashes and meaningless numbers. If it’s a choice between this-domain.comthisdomain123.com, and thisdomain.net, take the .net, No one remembers to put the dashes or the numbers in unless they are an integral part of the name like studio54.com or e-books.com.

3. Use the fewest letters possible to describe what you do. I own Geeky Gadgets India, a gadget website based in India. GeekyGadgets.com  would have been perfect. It’s taken, of course. GeekyGadgets.in was not. I grabbed it. I could have taken geekygadgetsindia.com, but it would have been too long. Remember, every additional letter is a potential typing error.

4. If you have a domain name that needs to be reinforced, get a good logo and sprinkle it liberally on your web site, along with some slogan that will reinforce the name in people’s minds. You would be surprised at how inexpensive this can be.

5. If you can save a few bucks with your own domain name or by buying a cheaper domain name, do it, and use the money to get yourself placed higher in the search results or Adsense placement.

6. If you can’t come up with a descriptive domain name, go the other way. Depending on your site’s focus, pick a memorable short name that will stick in people’s minds, get a great logo and include the name prominently in your advertising and marketing. It’s called branding, and it’s tried and true.

7. Ask your wife, friend, boyfriend, husband, dog, lawyer, associate, Mom, Dad, cousin, uncle, Police Chief, blog writer. They’re smarter than you anyway, and they are going to be the one looking for the site, not you. Some of my best ideas have come going to or from somewhere with my wife and just brainstorming.

Here’s the bad news: it may take you a while to come up with the right name. There’s more good news though — in the real world most domain names sell for $1,000 or less.

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Can’t get started?

— Go to a site that sells domain names, and put in a word that describes your business. See if the name is taken (it probably will be). Open your word processor or go to thesaurus.com and put the word in. Get a few more words. Check those. If there’s a .com available and it looks good, grab it.

If not, add the word site or blog or online to your word, and see if that works.

Don’t wait.

If you think it might be useable, spend the $9.00. Someone grabbed it that afternoon. Just chisel loose the nine bucks (or less) and buy the domain.

If you want something a little more sophisticated there are several sites that are good for helping you come up with a name, like www.leandomainsearch.com and https://www.namemesh.com/.

If you draw a blank, go over to Sedo.com or Afternic or Flippa.com and see what’s for sale. Search for a word that describes what you think people will associate the name of your site with, and see what pops up. That may give you some ideas. Hope this article can help you to find a domain name for your website/blog.

Domain Name Journal tracks domain name sales. Going there is always fun.

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