I’ve been shopping for a domain name today and I am honestly proud of the domain name that I purchased. I don’t believe that all the good domain names are taken so obviously I didn’t buy an aftermarket domain name.
I want to share with you some tips about buying domain names; whether it’s for your next blog, online store or some other special purpose web site. Mind you, these tips don’t apply for corporate web sites.
- Always get a .com domain: Yeah, this comes from someone who’s hosting his blog on a .net domain. There’s nothing wrong with the other TLDs, but .com is the norm and the one that most people are comfortably with
- Make your domain name descriptive: If it’s for an online business, then make sure the domain describes your business. For example, if you sell flowers then freshfloraldeliveries.com is definitely much more suitable than flowrz4sale.com, regardless of whatever net subculture you subscribe to
- Avoid dashes and numbers in your domain name unless it’s really unavoidable: I wish I considered this when I purchased heritage-tech.net ten years ago. It’s really hard to say the domain name, especially on the phone
- Don’t be too bothered about the number of letters in the domain: As long as it’s not 30 plus characters long, it is more important to limit the number of words in the domain name; I believe that three words would be pretty good; ie. nicedomainname.com may seem long, but it’s easy to pronounce and read
- Avoid having the words the, best, online and top in your domain name: These words have been overused to hell and even sound spammy right off the bat
If you’re looking for a good place to buy your domains, I highly recommend that you go to GoDaddy: