Your Ultimate Guide To Creating A Domain Name
The majority of people would have heard the term ‘domain name’, but when asked to describe what it is they would probably struggle. To put it simply, the domain name is your website’s name, the address where other internet users can find the website in the maze of the world wide web. There are more than 3 top-level million domain names in existence if the information on hostingtribunal.com is to be trusted, so finding a domain for your own website could be a bit tricky.
How To Create A Domain Name
Your domain name can be made up of just about any string of numbers and letters, which then can be used in conjunction with one of the many domain name extensions.
When deciding what combination to use, you should be aware that this is the name that people will have to remember and associate with your business, so it definitely helps to be linked to your brand in some way. Often, just the name of your company will do the trick.
As well as just for identity purposes, domain names can also have an impact on SEO. If possible, you should avoid using hyphens and numbers, and in general, the shorter it is, the better.
Some of the most common domain extensions include:
When choosing which domain extension to go with you have a few things to consider. Extensions such as co.uk and .cn are associated with certain countries, whereas .com, .org, and .net are more general and not tied to any country.
The most popular extension is .com due to the familiarity people have with it, but be aware that, because of its popularity, there is a higher chance that the domain name you want with the .com extension may not be available.
Which To Choose?
To a certain degree, it does matter which extension you chose. Country specific extensions should be used when businesses are targeting local customers, especially as search engines often give preference to country-specific extensions when local users are conducting searches.
If you are a more global brand, .com is the go-to extension as people will have a bigger chance of finding you this way.
Using A Domain Name
Once you have come up with the domain name that you want to use, you will first have to register it before it can be used. Every domain name is unique, so if the combination you have chosen is already being used you will have to come up with something else.
Making the right decision when it comes to registering a domain name is a big deal and can have a large impact on the success of your site. It is therefore recommended that you do some research around the subject and don’t rush into any decisions.
You can find out more about picking the domain name that it is right for you by checking out the infographic Above.