3 Basic Rules on How to Choose a Good Domain Name for your Website
1. Simple, unique and one that sticks in your mind
(examples: facebook.com, apple.com, youtube.com, amazon.com)
Choosing a domain name is the first step to establishing your brand. Having a name that is easy to pronounce and remember will make it easy for your visitors to find and share your site. The top 5 websites in the world have about 6 to 8 characters in their domain name, usually made up of either one word, a phrase of 2 to 3 words, a combination of 2 half words or something similar.
2. Conveys your message across
(examples: healthandfitness, pcadviser, guidetojapanese)
From these names, visitors can usually guess what the website is about and if this is what they are looking for, they will click in to have a look. A little advice here when choosing names like these is try to avoid having dashes and numbers in between, as these make it difficult for people to spell and pronounce it.
3. If you can’t think of one that fits in the above rules, you can create something new
(examples: google, yahoo, Instagram, pinterest)
This is where you can put your creative juices to use and come up with something catchy and interesting. The idea is to go for something that is intuitive but not too narrow a scope nor too obscure. Creating a new word is like creating a new trend, it must grab people’s attention and get popular. It would be good to think long term. If it is going to go out of trend soon, then it’s probably not a good choice.
You can also try these creative domain name generators to spark some ideas