How To Choose A Good Domain Name
Have you figured out which niche you want to enter?
If so, have you decided on a domain name?
If not then don’t worry. Please do not rush this step.
It’s alright to take your time here.
Once you have decided on a niche you will need to find
an available domain name.
Chances are good that all the short keywords will already
have been taken for your niche. If this is the case it’s not a problem.
We have ways to get around this.
First things first. We need to figure out where to get our domain name.
There are two good places I use for this.
One is GoDaddy.com and the other is Namecheap.com. This is a matter
of just going to each site and to see which one is offering the best deal at
that particular time.
They both offer a search bar at the top for you to check the availability of
any domain name.
In these search bars start typing some names closely related to your niche.
For instance if the niche you chose is camping then camping.com would
be perfect. They’ll immediately let you know if the name can be purchased
But since camping.com is not going to be available we need to get creative.
Try something like timbercamping.com or woodcamping.com.
Make sure the name is niche-specific. You don’t want a website about camping
and have a name like bluegillfishing.com. That would only confuse your readers.
And the search engines genuinely despise this kind of activity.
Also try to get a .com. For now it’s the best way to go. People are more familiar
with .com’s than the others. If someone was trying to find your site and it ended
in .info for example but they were thinking .com, well you get the picture right. Their not
going to find your site. It just makes it easier for people to find your site or blog
when they surf the web.
If you get stuck and run out of ideas for a domain name don’t panic. We have
ways to get around this problem.
Go to http://www.nametumbler.com/tutorial.cfm and start typing in your keywords.
They will literally give you hundreds of ideas to choose from.
Once you have found a niche-specific and related domain name to your keyword
that is a .com head over to GoDaddy.com and Namecheap.com. Figure out which
one is offering the best deal that will work for you.
Then go ahead and buy it. They both have a ton of upsells but ignore them. For now
we are only interested in the name. In the future I will do a post on how to put your
domain name on the internet.