Domain Name selection process
When selecting a new domain name it is important to select the right keywords. This helps with SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and your website rank on the internet. You want to pick something that is easy to remember, something short and to the point, something that is easy to remember. Example: fishfishfish.com.au – In this example, we have chosen fish, this business sells fish and lots of it, so we called it Fish Fish Fish Pty Ltd. Remember this is just an example.
We have chosen the domain name fishfishfish.com.au as it is the most relevant to our business. We have given meaning, a short and easy to remember TLD and something a little catchy. Now when people start looking for fish, our domain is going to be one of the top picks as it specifies fish as a keyword. If your web sites SEO has been done properly you should see allot of traffic heading toward your website.
Easy to remember domains
Another thing to remember is length, as I said before the shorter the better. A long domain like, fishfishfishptyltdaustralia.com.au is too long. It is offputting to your visitors because all they are going to see is “blah blah blah blah” they will not remember the domain name and thus will not visit your website. Also when they search for fish, instead of been on page one (1) you will more than likely be on at least page five (5).
The more you think about your domain name and how you can make it so that your customers, followers or fans remember it will impact immensely on the end result. Remember you want traffic to your website, not bills, and paying someone to host your content and have no one view it.
Ready to Purchase my domain
When you’re ready to purchase a domain, pick a registrar. A registrar is a company that has the authority to on-sell you a domain name and the TLD it is associated with. Example: CrazyDomains, GoDaddy or even enom there are many many more domain registrars to choose from, however, these are just a few of the biggest.
Price is something that will factor into allot of peoples decision making. For a standard .com domain, these can range from as little as $5.00 USD to $15.00 USD. Paying anything more than $15.00 USD for a .com domain, you are been overcharged and should consider changing registrars.
When you register a new domain name, depending on the TLD registration times can vary. Example a .com will 99% of the time register instantly, whereas a .com.au domain may take up to a period of 24 hours to register and validate, this is because these domain TLDs require additional information and require manual processing.
Domain Selection Summary
A fully registered domain name for individual use or for use as a company or organisation. Now you can use your domain with a hosting provider to display your content online and start receiving visitors (traffic) to your site.