This is the second post in the series of making money online. As we discussed earlier the first step for the making money online is to build your online presence, Building your brand and nourish it. People know you from your name the same way online presence is known with the domain name. This blog post will give you ideas on choosing a proper domain name for your website and branding.
1. Consider it as your brand
Select a domain name that represents your brand and work. For example, if you are planning to build your name then start searching domain name with your name first. Nowadays multiple domains extensions are available so you can play to fins exact domain. For me, it took a long time to get the domain name like anky.it, I tried searching my name with multiple extensions like .com, .me, .net, .info but at the end, I chose to go with .it as it represents two things, my name and the profession.
If you have any name in mind you can search availability of the domain from the service providers like namecheap.com
2. Your Service As Your Extension
In most of the cases people love to go with a .com domain and it is definitely a good choice but it is quite difficult to get the .com domain easily. You can choose to go with the domain extension that can match your service area, for example, If you are a professional service provider you can choose to go with .pro, if you have a shop you can choose to go with .shop, If you build an information portal you can go with info.
Multiple opportunities are there to chose a domain name, however, it is important to choose the proper extension, From my experiences choosing a two-word domain with the proper extension gives the best results.
You can also use services like namemesh.com for the domain name suggestion. This service provides domain names with multiple combinations and you can get the name as per your choice. For example, at the time of writing this post, I searched for the word “Wooden puzzle” and in the search result, it displayed a domain name woodenpuzzle.solutions and luckily the domain name was available with a special discount rate of USD 3.88. One can buy this domain to display various wooden puzzle solutions either by a blog post or by consolidating and displaying videos from YouTube.