If you have a business, offer a service or even just want to communicate a message, then you need a domain name and website to go with it. Your domain name tells a lot about who you are, what you have to give and what you stand for. It’s important to choose a name that represents you, your business or service accurately.
If you want to set up a personal website, do try to incorporate your own name into your domain name. Of course, some common names will be taken, and that’s okay. You can always add an additional component to the name to make it stand out. Add a word that tells who you are or what your website will focus on. For example, if you’re setting up a site to share information about your family, you can always try a name like SmithFamilyMemories.com, rather than JoeSmith.com.
Use your imagination and problem solving skills to overcome issues like the above mentioned common name scenario. Adding a spark of fun or creativity will also help to make your domain stand out and make it stick in the minds of your intended audience.
Yes, it’s smart to make your name fun, but don’t get to crazy. Make sure it’s easy to pronounce. Keep it simple, and shorter is better. Again, this is to ensure your name sticks in the minds of those you hope will see it. If they can’t remember your name, they can’t find you.
Narrow It Down
Along the lines of making your domain name personal, consider making your name specific with regard to your industry or even your geographic location if that would help tailor your intent. Think of the ways in which you want people to find you, and see if you can’t incorporate that particular aspect into your name.
Pick Up the Extras
Once you’ve decided on a name for your website, you’ll want to be sure others don’t try to cash in on that name or take advantage of it down the line. So take some time to purchase other versions of URL besides the .com address. Add .biz, .net or .me to be sure you are the owner of the most common addresses related to your name. Also consider purchasing similar or related domain names that people may confuse with your name.
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