Take a first step and decide on the name of your website. Ask yourself questions like “What describes my dream the best?” or “What will the easiest words be for my customers/readers to type in when they want to access my website?” and when you think you have come up with the right name, put it in the domain name search bar above to check the availability. Selecting a good domain name can prove to be very important to the success of your website/business so don’t wait for someone else to grab it! Start typing now!
While searching for a name for your website, it’s okay to get your creative hat on, but you also have to make sure you don’t get carried away. Get it right and you will enjoy the success, but make it a little bit too clever and it might not bring you the success desired. Here are a few tips that will help you to create that perfect domain name.
1Keep it short. First things first, you can’t (or at-least shouldn’t) go for a long domain name. That’s just a no-no! Go for something soft and sweet!
2Don’t use trademark names. While choosing a domain, ensure that nobody possesses a trademark on the name you are proposing. Otherwise, you could risk facing some legal action.
3Pronounce it. Before you hit the “buy” button, try saying your domain out loud and see how easy or hard the pronunciation and the sound of it is. It’s not recommended to go for a domain name that will be a colloquial ordeal.
4Use the correct domain extension. If you are signing up for a localized domain, having the correct domain extension is a must. A .com domain is universal and everybody loves to get their hands on one, but there are other viable options out there as well. Choose wisely.
5Brand specific. Most of the time, it’s a good idea to go with the same name as your brand is, if you already have a business in place. If, however, your ideal domain name is taken, you can try a name that’s slightly different but sends the same message!
6Avoid special characters and numbers. Using hyphens and numbers is another no-no for domains. It can prove to be a communicational nightmare. Imagine telling a person your website name that has a number and eventually they are perceiving it wrong.
7Make use of keywords. Your website is going to be as good as its search engine optimization or, in other words, SEO. While choosing a domain name, try to make use of keywords to enhance SEO for your website
.COM domains are universal and most of the famous websites use .COM extension, so everyone wants to get them. However, there are a plenty of other extensions available as well. .NET was initially used for networked websites but now it is used more widely. .ORG is recommended for organizations, .BIZ is an alternative to .COM for businesses, .ME is a good domain name extension for personal websites and .INFO should be used if the main purpose of the website is to provide information. Just type in your desired domain name in our domain name search tool and you will see a list of all available extensions.
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Answers to frequently asked questions about the domain name search and domains in general.
A domain name is, simply put, an address on the internet that people can use to access web servers and web pages. Instead of telling people IP addresses to access a certain website, domain names were introduced as it’s easier to tell the descriptive names e.g. xyz.com instead of 18.104.22.1681. It's for ease-of-remembrance.
A domain name is your website’s identity. It helps people access your website or your business without having to remember the IP address at which your website is hosted. Choose an easy-to-remember, descriptive and creative domain name and it will never leave your customers’ minds.
Our domain name search is simple and efficient. All you have to do is enter your desired name in the search field and press the enter key. The system will take a few moments to search and afterwards, you will be presented with the list of domain options matching your search pattern!
TLD or top-level domain can be referred to as the last part of a domain name, which comes after the “.”. Some well-known examples of TLDs are: .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name and .eu. Every TLD serves a different purpose and they should be chosen very wisely. For example, .biz should only be used by businesses and .org only by organizations.
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If the domain name isn't brandable, you can try registering it with a different extension. You can also try different variations of the name you desire and maybe you will find an even better one.
Using WHOIS tool, private details of the owner of the domain name are publicly available. However, with Hostinger you can get the an optional privacy protection feature, which will allow you to hide your private details.
.COM domains are universal, but they can’t be termed as better than other extensions. Search engines don’t give them any special treatment. If you are targeting a localized community and want to go with a special domain extension then don’t worry, you can chose any domain extension you want.