Your domain name is your website’s address on the Internet. Ideally, your domain name is representative of your business, while being short and easy to spell. Before purchasing a domain name, consider the following factors:
Easy to Pronounce and Spell
Say the domain name out loud in a sentence, like Visit us at jeffmarksplumbing.com. Then do the same in a written form. Make sure it is easy to communicate your web address to potential visitors both verbally and written.
Determine what email addresses with the domain will look like, i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Is this an email people can easily type and understand? When thinking of a domain, avoid using hyphens or numbers. Communicating your email address with a number or hyphen can be difficult.
The shorter the better
Aim for domain names of 6-14 characters. If you can’t find something short, make sure its brandable.
Domain Name Generators
You may have some ideas of what your domain name should be. Then you find the domain name is already taken. Domain name generators can help you find fresh available domains. Here are a few of our favorites:
Wordoid: Scouring your brain for a unique name for your next product, company or domain? Boost your inspiration with suggestions generated by an intelligent naming tool. Wordoid is the most creative way to find a catchy name for your new venture.
Lean Domain Search: This generate helps you find great available domain names with a term or name as input.
Where should you register your domain name?
Fluid Minds uses Dreamhost for registrations and hosting and we recommend it for registration of your domain and self-hosting. Dreamhost offers privacy protection, free SSL certificates, and superior support for all your domain registration and hosting needs.
We are happy to offer advice on choosing a domain name and we can take care of registering and renewing it for you. If you already have a domain or website and would like to use our services, we will take care of transferring your domain for you.