Choosing the domain name for your blog is just as important as choosing the domain name for your business or ministry. This is coming from a guy who choose “Immeasurably More” as the name of his first business.
You want one that is recognized by the search engines, one that is easy to remember and spell and of course you want it to represent your business well – no small order!
Here is step by step order to help:
Step One: Research.
During this step you’ll want to research your keywords along with your competition. Spend some time finding out what people search for when they’re looking for your information, products or services.
Tip – .com is the best choice in Canada and the U.S. It is the easiest for visitors and prospects to remember and offers more credibility.
Step Two: Brainstorm.
Get creative and allow yourself to think outside of the box. Look a little further into all your research to learn what name option will best suit your business.
Step Three: Register your domain name.
Once you have a list of your top five to ten domain name favorites, it’s time to visit a domain registration website and to purchase your domain. Grab your credit card and get ready. Start with your first choice and see if it’s available.
TIP – When choosing and registering a domain name, avoid using any extra characters like apostrophes and hyphens because they affect rankings and they’re more difficult to remember.
Where do you register your domain name? Your choices are to register it through your website host or through a basic domain registration site, a registrar. I use http://Godaddy.com for registering domains, but be careful of the upsells. I’ve given up hosting with them a long time ago. I don’t recommend them for hosting.
What Domain Registar do you recommend? What ones have you had trouble with? Share them in the comments.