Before you get a domain name, you have to put some things into consideration. Here’s what you should have in mind:
Stop thinking only “.com.” See, there are many varieties of new domain names extensions which are available. These domains also offer more precision
- If you want a.com site, make sure it is available and redirect it to your new domain correct name, so the risk of squatting will be behind you. Make sure you have prior right before you register a Trademark.
- If you would like to save money, use a Retail Registrar, a Corporate Registrar if you have more money.
- If you are in need of experts or specialized assistance and services related to domain names and Trademarks, make use of a Corporate Registrar.
Don’t purchase dozens of domain names. You can buy the one and its “.com” but don’t stop communicating with your new domain name.
I’ll like to repeat, make sure you don’t use a Trademark in your domain name if it is not yours.
Make sure that the domain is registered in your name. If the domain name you want for your startup is already taken, change the name of your startup. Remember that your domain name is your online identity.
There are many TLDs (Top Level Domains) that you can get for free albeit with some restrictions.(TK CF GA GQ ML) etc., are some of these top-level domains which you can easily get. However, other TLDs like (.com.net.org.UK) have their prices on different registrars. No one single registrar provides all TLDs cheapest. Therefore it is a prudent thing to compare prices between the domains before settling into purchasing any one of them.
Again, some of these registrars which even provide cheap domains have big renewal prices which are too much. It is essential to consider this as well. Some of the most inexpensive options are GoDaddy, Namecheap and Temok hosting. Temok is cheapest when talking about the.com domain. The charge is only $6.99.
It is also ideal that you get a domain name which is related to the main keywords that your website or blog is all about. Localizing it by adding a location to the domain is often valuable. It is also outstanding to use the company name if the domain also includes the keywords. Do not leave it for long. Also, bear in mind how that domain name offers provision for paring with a domain extension. The best thing is if you can pair it with a dot com. But other domains can come in handy as well. Let them not be too different anyway, because the more different the extension is from your blog, the more difficult it is for people to remember your extension.
Below are some excellent examples of some useful domains which have been paired with business names and where their locations might be: