How To Purchase The Right Domain Name
Learning how to purchase the right domain name can be a crucial key to having a successful website, no matter what the purpose of your website is. With so many of the most simple domains occupied, it can be a challenge to find the right domain name for your site. Here are some tips to help you figure things out:
- Make it memorable. Whatever domain name you decide on, make sure that it is easy to remember. Try to avoid long domain names with too many words strung together, or domain names that don't have a lot to do with your business, blog, etc. If you can, think of something catchy or clever that captures the essence of your business, but still try to keep it under fifteen characters. Having a short, sweet, memorable domain name will make it easier for you to publicize your site, and in the event that you are caught without business cards, people will have a better chance of remembering the name of your site.
- Use hyphens if needed. Whether you need hyphens to separate words in your domain name and make it more readable, or simply to score a domain name that, without hyphens, is not available, hyphens can be a lifesaver when you are trying to purchase the right domain name. As with anything, try not to overdo it if you do choose to use hyphens, especially if you want your domain name to have a more professional appearance.
- Make sure you have the appropriate extension. While there tends to be some leniency when it comes to extensions, you should make an effort to choose the appropriate extension for the type of website or business you are running. Research what the different web extensions mean, and try to choose your domain name accordingly. It is often the case that people will choose an extension that doesn't reflect the nature of their site or business because the extension they wanted wasn't available with their domain name. The reality is, most people either don't know the difference between these extensions or they do know, but they won't hold it against you if you have one that doesn't match. Nonetheless, if you care enough about choosing the right domain name to be reading this article, you may want to take your extension into consideration.