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How to pick the perfect domain name
Are you trying to find the perfect domain name for your new website? The obvious choice would be yourbusinessname.com, but what if it’s not available, or winds up being way too long for people to type in? This is when you need to get a little creative.
- Make it short.
Long domain names are a pain to type in and leave you open for more spelling errors on the user’s end. And of course, shorter domain names are easier to remember.
- Make it memorable.
Even if it’s short, chances are your domain name won’t be memorable unless you make it interesting. Using action words is helpful in this case, such as goformative.com or getbootstrap.com.
- Include your main service.
What main service do you provide? It might be helpful to use buybolts.com instead of joebobsboltsandstuff.com.
The use of dashes/hyphens in your domain name is oftentimes hard for people to remember, so it’s best to steer clear.
- Mislead people
If your domain name is buybolts.com, make sure you’re actually selling bolts on your website. People will not be happy if they have to sift through a million other products to find the two types of bolts you sell – they probably won’t even stay on your site.
- Infringe on copyrights
Search the records at copyright.gov to make sure your domain name isn’t going to cause your business to get sued.
Interested in a new domain name and not sure how to go about it? Contact us today and we can help get you started!
Owner & Web Developer
Jessica Kelley is a web developer from Flint, MI, and is also the president/owner of Zoda Design. She has a Bachelor's degree in education from Eastern Michigan University, and a Masters of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. She has been doing web design as a hobby since 1999 and finally decided to do it professionally in 2012. What to chat? Shoot her an email.