A domain name is your site’s address on the internet. It is always professional to choose a name that is not only suitable and reflects your business, but also easy to say, memorize. Choosing the right domain is also one of the factors to consider before starting a blog, or any other site.
1. Make it easy to type and say
Make sure your domain is easy to type. Don’t use slang, as it will confuse your users out there. Another thing here is to make the domain completely simple to say. Imagine a situation where you have been called to an interview on radio to talk about your website. Will your audience be able to type the exact domain name into their browsers when they hear you over the radio?
2. Keep it short
Long and complex domain names not only make it hard for visitors to type, they also become boring and you risk losing your potential customers. Just make it short to save time for your visitors.
3. Use keywords
Use a domain that suggests the nature of your website. For example in our main website that founded this blog we are using toplistcomputers.com
It helps improve your rank on search engines (which increases traffic) and just makes more sense to your customers.
4. Avoid numbers and hyphens
The use of numbers and hyphens are often confusing. This takes us back to point number (1.) above, stating that people who hear your site won’t really understand if you mean the numerical numbers or the spelt version e.g. (4 & four)
5. Being memorable
Choose a name that is catchy and if possible, one that doesn’t already exist. Perform a Google search prior to registering your domain.
6. Choosing an appropriate TLD
A TLD simply means top level domain, which is the last segment that follows the dot after your name. It is a suffix e.g. .com, .net, .co etc.