Getting a Great Domain Name

Getting a Great Domain Name

A good domain name is short, easy to remember. The address of your domain must be search engine friendly so you can rank high in search engine results. Also make sure that you have high quality, high resolution photographs.

When choosing the right domain name, what should you look for?

  • Is it memorable?
  • Is it easy to spell and pronounce?
  • Is it available for domain registration and renewal?
  • Can it be protected?
  • Can it be linked to social media and websites and resources?
  • Is it easily shared with friends and family?
  • Is it available with a discount?
  • Does it add value to your company or business?
  • Does it fit the business?
  • Are there similar domains already?
  • Does it have a history?

Most people today use simple single words such as websites. Check these domains:

  • Aha.com
  • Freekin.com
  • lunascorp.com
  • mobilenow.com
  • robotics.com

Additionally, take a look at these .com and .net examples

  • www.realestate.com
  • www.finance.com
  • www.shopping.com
  • www.life.com
  • www.vacation.com
  • www.tech.com

If you can afford it, create your domain name using an abbreviated version of your brand name. I’ve been told that the highest search engine ranking domains (SERPs) are usually found in this format, so check these out:

These will increase your ranking and help your customers find your brand.

Buying Auction Domains?

More companies are turning to online auctions to purchase their domain names, especially domain names that they aren’t able to buy through traditional sales methods. You can acquire domain names at very reasonable prices. For example, there is a registry offering .net domains for sale that’s offering domains for as little as $15 per year.

Domain auctions offer the potential of buying a domain name for a very low price. At one auction site I looked at, I was able to buy a very specific domain name for $25, and the auction closed the same day. There are no auctions for very popular, premium, and brand name domains, so that’s why companies like Godaddy are popular.

Dynadot for Even More Auctions

There is another auction site for domain names that is a little harder to use because there are quite a few technical issues.

Browse to dynadot.com. This auction site is specifically for single person living space apartments. It’s more technical than the others because there is a fee, and the process takes quite some time. If you are into buying domain names, be sure to check it out.

Also, you may find it helpful to consider buying a domain name from.

Use Your Own Name

You may be tempted to go with an easier to spell and pronounce domain name to make it easier for customers to find you. But you should stick with what you know. Keep your brand name, but change your URL. A sample URL:

www.mycompany.com

or

www.aie.com

Where is Your Name Safe?

No one is checking your domain name on the regular, so you shouldn’t do anything to jeopardize it.

The only thing you can do to make sure your URL is not unsafe is to avoid purchasing the domain names you need from a little known company. They might be the cheapest solution, but they are in the business of making money. In fact, if they’re going to sell you your domain name for you, you should be a customer for their products or services, and not the other way around.

Plus, the domain names they offer can be very confusing to customers, and you don’t want to be caught by surprise.