This is the first step to your internet business – It’s as important as naming your business. The domain name is one single part of your online image that cannot be changed all of a sudden. Hence I personally advice you to take your sweet own time to find a great domain name for your website. I have named and registered 200+ websites in the last 10 years of my internet experience. In my early days I have felt, I should have thought again on the name. So you make sure you are very confident on the website / domain name you are going to select.
Its very hard or mostly impossible to get good domain names now a days due to the ever increasing demand and website numbers. So naming your domain should be a very smart act.
Your domain should:
- Be unique
- Speaking of the nature of your website (not always though)
- Not very long
- Easy to remember
- Preferred without hyphens
- TLD should be preferably – .com / .net or your local TLD
That’s a little hard huh? Yes, its hard, but rewarding enough. So spend quality time on domain name research. I could suggest the tools that I usually use for domain research. Two very unique and excellent tools are: Wordoid and Namestation . These two tools could be used to find very good brandable and unique domain names that are available for registration.
Bonus: you could refer to two useful articles that I have written at the OC blog on domain research:
Finding a good web host for your online business
Having a good web hosting for your aid is very critical. I would support if you say you want to go with a shared hosting when you start off your online business. Purchasing a dedicated server early is not the best thing unless you have some extra cash.
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Hope this article was useful for you to find a good domain and select a web hosting.