How To Get A Great Domain Name
You will need a domain for your website. It’s where your website will live on the internet. There are many vendors selling domains and it pays to shop around.
We like to use Namecheck.com to search for domain names. Namecheck will also show you the status of social media names. Put some thought into choosing a domain name. Once you are online it’s difficult to change your domain name so choose wisely. Try to find a domain name that reflects your business name or industry. Shorter domain names are becoming harder to find, especially in the .com TLD (Top Level Domain) arena. It’s unlikely you will find your perfect domain name available. Now’s the time to get creative and try some new naming combinations. Shorter is better but… there’s nothing wrong with longer domain names as long as they’re easy to remember. Don’t forget, you will need to be able to tell someone the URL of your site. The longer it is, the more likely you’ll have to spell it out. Telling someone your website is www.mysite.com is a lot easier than www.myown-great-website.com. Once you find the perfect domain name you’ll need to register (buy) it. We recommend initially registering your new domain for 5 years. The length will help a bit in your SEO efforts. Every little bit helps, especially with a brand new website.