Building a website for your business is a choice, but knowing how to choose the best domain name for your website is daunting. Especially when you want it to speak about your brand. You want your domain name to sound meaningful even in 10 years time.
Some people use any name they come by with the thought that they can rebrand as time goes on. Well, rebranding is no bad idea, but think about how it affects your business in the long run. Think of the authority you will be losing by the time you suddenly change your brand.
You might get lost to your potential clients, the trust may cease to exist as well.
Picking a domain name is daunting, I’d say that again. You scribble all sorts of suggestions on your rough paper, laugh at some, think it’s a good idea now; few moments later you are like, “NAH! This won’t work”.
Maybe it’s time to end that. In this article, I would show you how you can get thousands of domain name suggestions related to your niche; getting a domain name would be a choice of choices by the end of this piece 🙂
I won’t write much on this article okay, I have no intentions of meeting my 2000-word target to rank on Google :), so don’t judge me yet! I’ll go straight to the point and we are out!
How to choose the best domain name for your website
Here is what I do when I need to get a domain name. Usually, anyone else might just go to Google and type stuff like, “Domain Name Generator”. But does that really give you choosable results in the long run?
When I need to get a domain name, I visit Brandroot.
Brandroot is a website that sells top-notch domain names. You’d get there and ask yourself why your brain has been so dumb all this while 🙂
Now, here we are not buying a domain name from Brandroot. Neither are we stealing their names. You possibly can’t. It’s registered to them. Your hosting company will definitely let you know the domain isn’t available.
What we are doing is, we are visiting Brandroot to have inspiration. When you see a couple hundred of awesome domain names, you will surely be able to craft yours from any of those.
Now, the great thing about Brandroot is that you can categorize. What do I mean? You can pick your business category and Brandroot will give you thousands of domain name suggestions related to your business category or niche.
All you have to do is click the Category tooltip at the top of the webpage, then select your niche. You can further click the More Categories link under the few sets of categories displayed to see the full list of categories Brandroot offers.
Now, let’s say I pick the Health & Beauty category, with the assumption that I need a domain name for my Health & Beauty blog. Here are the domain name suggestions I get:
What’s more? I even get Logo Design suggestions for my website from Brandroot :). NOTE: We are not copying the domain names! Those names are for sale. We are only getting inspiration to create your own special domain name.
View the image above, the first section shows us about 18 domain suggestions for a Health & Beauty website. You’ll find several hundreds more if you scroll down.
Let’s say I want something related to “HERBYO” , I could generate my name from this by probably rearranging and replacing, maybe I’d make something like “HERBYARD” eventually. Yours might be different.
Check out the other domain names, try the same technique with them. In the next few minutes you’d be good to go getting a suitable domain name of yours.
I might suggest other alternatives later on, but I think this should serve you well for the main time. 🙂
Once you have successfully gotten a domain name idea, you can then proceed to purchase from your preferred Domain and Hosting Company.
I will list a few you can patronize. They offer top notch and affordable hosting plans as low as NGN3,000 a year and maximum uptime guaranteed.
So how to choose the best domain name for your website? Are you asking yourself that question again? Or you know what to do now 🙂
Have you finally gotten a domain name for your newly planned website? If not how do you plan to get a suitable domain name?
If before reading this article, you have been able to come up with several domain name ideas on your own, how have you been going about it?
I’d love to learn that from you as well 🙂 Others would too.
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About the Author: Ayomide Johnson loves helping businesses and individuals by giving them useful tips and advice. He loves blogging about E-Commerce, Design, Marketing, Programming and SEO on his website: https://www.ayomidejohnson.com.ng.