Brainstorm a Domain Name


So you have a topic for your site and some ideas on how to create content. Now it’s time to register a domain.

I am going to show you how to do it with GoDaddy, which is the domain registrar I use.

GoDaddy

There are many domain registrars out there, and the registration process will be similar, but a little different if you go with another one.

Anyhow, before you register a domain, you will have to find one that is available.

I’d encourage you to spend no more than 20 minutes deciding on the domain you will register.

Don’t sit and write out 25 ideas for domains, because most, if not all of them, are already gone.

So, try going to GoDaddy or the domain registrar of your choice and start plugging in potential names for your site.

Two bits of advice on selecting the right name…

  1. Get a .com name. Don’t consider anything else. .com is the standard.
  2. Don’t use hyphens. Your name should be easy to remember.

So let’s get to registering that domain.

  • http://www.amnavigator.com/blog/2011/03/02/found-a-good-domain-name-snatch-it-fast/ Geno Prussakov

    My experience shows that if you’ve found a good domain name, you better snatch it fast.

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  • http://ryanthejenks.tumblr.com Ryan Jenkins

    I’m loving your site. This content is great and I really appreciate it. However, I disagree with you a bit on this topic. If you’re building the next Twitter, then sure you want to have a short, catchy domain name without hyphens and such. But if you’re building a site where you want to rank for certain terms, then by all means buy a keyword-rich domain name with hyphens if you have to.

    I also recommend trying something like BustAName.com or Panabee.com for domain name research. They’re great at suggesting good alternatives to what your searched.

    • http://blog.affiliatetip.com Shawn Collins

      I don’t like to base my plans on how Google favors one thing or another at the moment. For instance, look at all of the people who were destroyed with the Google Panda update.

      And just recently, there were indications that exact match domains were going to lose power: http://www.seobook.com/googles-matt-cutts-talks-down-keyword-domain-names