Welcome to the first tutorial of #startwebsiteonline where you will learn how to start a website on your own.
In this tutorial, I am going to share how to choose a domain name for your business.
First of all, let me tell you what is Domain and why is it Important
What is Domain?
A domain is the name of your website.
It can be the name of your business. if its personal website then your name.
To be clear, you need to purchase the domain for 1 year at least(In the next tutorial we will be getting it for FREE for 1 year). After 1 year you should again renew your domain.
5+ Tips on How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Business
I will give you some useful tips to select a perfect domain name.
- Keep it Short:
Always try to keep your domain name short. It can be maximum two or three words.
If your domain name is too long then it will be hard for the users to remember.
For example, take our blog startwebsiteonline, we are using 3 words and which is very short and easy to remember.
- Avoid Numbers & Hyphens:
Never include numbers or hyphens in your domain name. It doesn’t add credibility to your business.
For example, assume my domain name is startwebsite123-.com
How are you feeling after reading this?
You are thinking its not trusted site or some site which is not genuine.
So always avoid numbers and hyphens in your domain name.
- Make it easy to type:
Make sure your domain name is easy to type. If you have confusing or long keywords then you will be losing a lot of business. So make sure it is easy to type.
- Make it brandable:
Always try to make your business brandable. You can make it brandable using your name or your business category.
For example, you can use your name in your domain name, like
For example, if your business is about tiles. You can use the word tiles in your business.
- Check availability:
Maybe you have a domain name in your mind but what will you do if it is already registered by someone else. So make sure to check your domain availability using this tool called Namechk.
If your domain name is available it will show in green color.
- Use correct domain name extension:
I always prefer .com as my domain extension.
That completely depends on which customers you are targetting. For example, if your customers or if your business is only for Indians then you can choose .in or .co.in extension.
If you are targetting other countries I would suggest you go with .com extension.
Now you have got a complete idea on How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Business.
If you have any doubt regarding this you can comment below in the comment section or ask in our private facebook group.
You can purchase cheap domain from Godaddy and point it to our Hosting.
Note: Never take hosting from Godaddy. Only take the domain from Godaddy and point to quality hosting providers. Telling it from my personal experience.
In the next tutorial, I will be sharing how to get the domain name for your business FREE for 1 year.