Are you sitting around wondering what domain name to register for your business? Having a website is essential for all businesses in this modern day and age. Websites are not just for online businesses. They are for brick and mortar businesses too. Many entrepreneurs are starting to discovery that many print and conventional methods of advertising doesn’t yield good results anymore. That is because people (your customers) are spending more and more time on the Internet. Even senior citizens are learning how to use the Internet to source for products.
With that established firmly as a fact, the next step to take is to get an online presence immediately. As a business owner, you need to put your offers in front of your target prospects, and you need to do so using the Internet. The problem is, many traditional small business owners still don’t know much about the setting up a website. Well, the first thing they need to know is this – registering a domain name.
A domain name for a website is like the brand name for your company. For brick and mortar stores, people have to remember where your store is in order to visit your store. On the Internet, all they need to do is to remember your URL. Therefore, it makes sense to register a domain name that is easy to remember. To come up with a suitable domain name, you need to be creative.
First, brainstorm for a list of possible domain names that you would like to register. Don’t worry about availability at this point. You can always do a check later on. The goal here is to get some good ideas that you can work with. Here are some suggestions. You can choose keywords that your target visitors are likely to use. For instance, if you are selling pillows, you can choose a domain name like “pillowspecialist” as your domain name. Or you can choose something that is short and easy to remember.
Your domain name doesn’t have to consist of words that make sense. Sometimes, words that sound weird are better choices because they are easier to remember (think Google and Yahoo). They are also more likely to be available when you go ahead with the registration.
Once you have a good list of domain names in hand, simply head on to a domain registrar to register for your domain names. You begin by making a search for the domain names on your list. If no one has registered for the domain, you can claim it immediately by registering for it. If a search comes up with negative results, just enter a new domain name to search engine. Some websites offer domain names suggestions as well. Browse through the suggestions to see if you are interested in them.
For better pricing, always register your domain names in bulk. For instance, if you have a few good ideas, don’t just register for one domain name. Register for all the good names. Domain names are like real estate in the virtual world. You need to stake your claim on your assets. If possible, register for all top level domains (i.e. .com, .net, .org, and .info) so that others cannot use the same name as you.