Buying domain name is easy and you can easily have the chances of getting any domain name you desire in the market. However getting the right domain name is difficult .A domain name is the identity of you website, it is important that you choose the best out of all availableoptions. A good domain name should be short, catchy and should justify the purpose of your website very well. A right domain name can be an asset to your business.
Although there are so many new domain extensions to choose from, I still think that the .com is the best for business. A lot of people feel that .com domains are sold out and they are not at all available .However there are plenty of .com names left to choose from .You just have to look for it.
Finding the right domain name
Get smart; get witty .Brainstorm ideas .Get all the ideas of possible domain names you can possibly think of. Try thinking of all possible names for your business .Take location into consideration. Jot down all possible names .Combine possible names and try spaces, numbers any thing that makes the domain name stand out and also make its availability easier in the market. Use tools like unique-names.com and Dotomator.com. Search for expired domain names on sites like Justdropped.com. I have found some really awesome domain names this way.
You can also look for domain name auctions at flippa or godaddy . There are online marketplaces where you can also buy or sell domain names .Once you finally decide a domain names, there are a few things you can keep in mind .Ask yourself – Is the chosen domain names unique? The domain name has to stand out, if you really want to make your website a big empire.
Does the website completely describe the purpose of your business? It should not be unsettling .It should be your next new name. Also, make sure that your website is a short name,because long names are difficult to remember and they take time to be a household name for people. For example, you call noodles Maggie, although it’s a name, a brand, It has its contemporaries in the market .But still, instant noodles is Maggie! Likewise your domain name has to be like that .It has to become a household name for the brand or the service you are providing through the business.
Find a host for your website
Find a good home for your website by choosing a reliable hosting company. There are so many options for hosting that it is easy to get overwhelmed. Choosing the hosting company is important .You should see the aspect that , the hosting company you are choosing should be established .Especially if it’s a new company , you don’t want to be a part of a hosting company where you are its only customer . This is bad for business; it would not launch you well. What kind of reputation does the company have? Any company can have some negative reviews. That it in itself doesn’t rule out the hosting company, but if you see a lot of complaints, move on to the next.
Research well the hosting company .Also contact its support group before signing up .Now this is important. Check how long does the host takes to response, how does it treat you as a customer,how long did you have to wait on hold? Does the company even have phone support? .This will determine .how the hosting is going to treat your future traffic .If it treats you well and passes through all of the above specified checklists .You have chosen the right place for your domain name .Price considerations on hosting are also necessary. Don’t get into the trap of buying cheap web hosting which later turns out of an expensive deal due to a number of extra charges. Is the admin interface easy to use? Check out the admin area before you sign up to make sure it is intuitive.
Specialization of the web hosting
If you run a Word Press website, see if the host is optimized for the platform. Look for the entire package of the hosting. Like the number of websites in one account, the amount of storage and band with the hosting provides .Well this is obviously something any domain name owner would do,I Specified it to keep every minute detail clear on the table.
Scalability of the web hosting
Once I signed up with one of the largest hosting companies and a few days later they told me that I needed to pay more now. Bait and switch happens in the hosting world. Needless to say that, I have moved my site. I don’t want to do business with companies like that.
Another aspect that is important is choosing the right website platform .My personal favorite is word press, but then your business need might be different so you choose the website platform accordingly .The platform on which you build your site on will impact everything from content creation to SEO to reliability. Choosing the best platform for your business model is necessary. Around 23 percent of the website world uses word press as its platform.
So this article was all about registering your domain name, web hosting and choosing the right platforms .When it comes to choosing platforms, make sure that you use a platform that has lot of plug-ins that work in favor of your website. Plug-ins like word fence security , SEO,Woo commerce etc . My next post would be one the topic of using the right platform and using plug –ins and other features that are usually required by every website owner .