You can’t have a website without a domain name, even if that domain name is one given to you by your website host. Any professional knows that a great domain name is a main consideration when building a website. Don’t settle for the freebie that came along with the hosting package – choose one that’s easy to remember and that reflects your business.

1. Brainstorm: Think of five words or phrases that best reflect your website goal, whether you’re setting up ecommerce web hosting or simply want to write a blog about your life. Put together these words (which can contain your business name), add prefixes, play with suffixes, and jot down your favorite domain name ideas.

2. Choose a Unique Domain: Once you have a few ideas, search on Google to see if anyone else has similar domain names. If you want and somebody’s already setup, these two are too close for comfort – you’ll want something more unique that can’t be confused with what’s already out there.

3. Choose a Dot Com: If you want a high quality website, you have to go with a high quality domain name. Anything .net or .biz won’t be taken seriously, then you definitely want a .com. You can have those other domain names, but your main one should always be a .com.

4. Simplify: Your domain name should be easy to remember and simple to type. There shouldn’t be any characters, like underscores or hyphens, and the spelling should be basic. Some people even believe that certain letters are easier to type than others (“c” and “p,” for example). Plus, your domain name should be easy to remember. Something catchy is great, but a person’s name (unless they’re a celebrity) isn’t a great idea. Lastly, keep your domain name as short as possible.

5. Make it Obvious: Unless you’re a wildly popular brand, like, your domain name should communicate what your company is about. Otherwise, your business is going to need a lot of extra branding.

6. Make it Legal: Copyright infringement is a big deal. Before you pick a business name and register a domain, check out to make sure you’re not stepping on anybody’s toes.

Don’t cut corners when it comes to your domain name – it’s one of the things that you won’t want to change once your website traffic starts to climb.


  1. Reply

    Hello there,

    Great points you have shared dude. These will survey help a newbie to choose the perfect domain name for their business. 😉

  2. Reply

    Thanks for sharing the article. I am thinking f starting a blog will keep the points in mind before i will choose the domain name.

  3. Avril


    You have described us very easy ways for choosing a domain name because its very important task.You have written very well.

  4. Reply

    Domain name plays a vital roles in gaining fame on blog as we should even choose keyword after thinking a lot as it can change google ranking also.

  5. Reply

    Hey Kharim I really liked your post.. very well written information, I had many doubts related to domain registration, but you cleared it. Thanks 🙂

  6. Reply

    you should have added to check domain history whether it is blacklisted or sapmmy website before you acquire them…

  7. Reply

    Brandable domain name is always essential for a business. If the domain name is not catchy or it doesn’t look professional then it may loose its value from the customers.

  8. Majid Uamar


    Hello Kharim,

    Very interesting post at how to choose A domain name for your business . I loved your article because all points are very useful. I will share this post with my followers, hope they will love.

    Thanks to share this useful article:)

    Have a great day!

    Majid Umar

  9. Akaahan Terungwa


    Hi Kharim,

    A domain is the first most important thing anyone who goes online should ensure that he/she gets right…most time, an online business is already broken by an awfully horrible domain name. In such an instance, only extra branding helps.

    But, why waste the bucks when you can get it right the very first time?



    Registering the three main top level extensions: .com, .net and .org and redirecting the last two to the first is a great idea. What do you think?

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    Hey Kharim,

    It is really important to select the right domain. Domain name length also should be below 15 characters. Otherwise it will be hard to the remember and Google also love short domains.

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