When you are creating a new website one of the hardest things to do is come up with a domain (or .com) name.  However, this is an important step in the process because it is how your customers, potential customers, and readers will find you.  This name will become your online identity of sorts, and you will be posting it on your social media, sharing it in advertisements, and printing it on your business cards or shirts.

We know this is a tough decision to make, so here are our 12 tips for choosing the best name for your website.

  • Choose keywords that represent your website

  • Choose a name that is concise and clear

  • Make it creative and memorable

  • Select something easy to read, type, and pronounce

  • Avoid numbers and hyphens

  • Choose an appropriate extension (.com, .org, .net, and so on)

  • Target your geographical area (i.e. “NJ” Cupcakes)

  • Keep legalities in mind – don’t use a trademarked name and consider protecting your own name

  • Buy the common misspellings of your domain

  • Still stuck?  Use a domain name generator

  • Register the corresponding social media handles

  • Don’t lose your domain – set it to auto renew

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