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