Steps to Finding a Great Domain Name
important step in starting your online presence is the
selection of your domain name. While this task can appear
difficult, you can find a great domain name as long as you
take your time and follow a logical process. A great domain
name is one that is short enough to be easy to remember, easy
to spell correctly, and memorable. This will be your online
brand, so take your time and use our tools and you'll soon
have your own great domain name. We offer a seven step
process for you to follow to get the best name available for
your web site.
a list of names that come to mind that you would like to
have. If you already have an existing business, group or club
name - put it on the list. Many of your first choices may not
be available, but keep them on your list for now.
Fortunately, there are now more Top Level Domain (TLD)
alternatives such as .net, .biz, .us, .org or .info. The
".Biz" extension is still new, but will become more popular in
time. Another alternate is to use the extensions that were
made for some of the smaller countries such as ".cc" (Cocos
Islands), or ".tv" (Tuvalu).
Use our Advanced Domain Search Utility to gain some more
ideas. This free domain name generator will help to suggest
available domain names. Search for one of your top names or
keywords, and if it is not available you can then click on the
"Advanced Search" link. You will then be presented with a
variety of options including alternate extensions, dashes and
popular prefixes and suffixes. You can also click on the "view
all" to see all of the available names from that search.
Use Keyword rich domain names - Assemble a list of keywords
that can serve as a domain name or use a combination of
keywords (example: killbugsfast.com). You can also use our
keyword recommendation tool in our resource center. This
resource is provided by Digital Point Solutions and can be
located in our resource center at this link: http://www.economywebdomains.com/domain-resources-search-engine-optimization.htm
Prefixes - One popular approach is to add a prefix in the
beginning of a more generic name, as in eToys.com or
eGreetings.com. Additional common prefixes to consider are e,
z, my, and Ez.
Suffixes - If you have an existing business, this can be very
effective. Two good extensions are Online and Direct ( ex:
MerrilLynchDirect.com). The more powerful your brand is, the
more effective this option can be.
Consider adding a Dash. Some names can be very effective with
the use of a dash. If the website is primarily to be found
via search engines, then the dash can be used very well. For
search engine purpose, you can use a number of keywords
separated by dashes. Use one of our recommended keyword
resources and you can find many good phrases. For most
businesses, we recommend that you limit the use of dashes (no
more than one), as you should use the address on your business
cards, in your email signature and all of your advertising
Creative combination words - Get creative and use action
words that can be partially combined to create a new word.
Here is a good site that creates words and will help get you
started. A great example of this is a senior care provider
this will be your brand, so take your time, make a complete
list, Follow these seven steps and you should have a list of
names to consider.
Start your search for a
Great Domain Name.