5 Points to Consider Before Selecting Domain Name

Domain name are the web address or name of your websites and represents you on web, thus it is important that you must select your domain name carefully. It’s not easy task to change domain name of your blog and even it’s not good for your website and online business ( Branding) also. Make sure you take care of following factors while selecting the domain name for your website.


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Here are 5 factors to consider before selecting domain name:

Unique and symbolize your website content

You should always select a name which tells what is your website is all about? Your domain name represents your website and thus it should be relevant to your blog niche. Other thing to remember is to have a unique domain name, so that others don’t get confused with other websites.

Prefer to make it short

There is no harm in using long domain, it’s just short domain are easy to remember. But if you have selected long domain name, make sure that it is easy to remember. Everyone prefers to have short domain name so that it is easy to remember by others.

Make it simple

Apart from selecting a short domain name, make sure that it is also simple. Try to avoid using hashtags or using very tough names which are hard to remember by others. There are millions of blogs available and if you will use hard to remember domain names, thus it is important that you must have a simple domain name which can be easily remembered.

Trademark and registration

Before doing registration of your selected domain name, check that it is not trademarked by some one else or some other company. If you won’t take care of such trademarks, you might have to pay huge amount and for sure get a lawyer. Another thing to remember is to make registration as soon as you select your domain name, everyday there are thousands of new blogs created thus there are chances that the domain name might be taken by someone else.

Use Domain Name checker tools

There are many domain name checker tools available online that too for free. Such tools are easy to use and no registration required. You just need to type your selected domain name and check out if it is already taken or not and by whom. Few of the Domain checkers are Whois.com, DomainChecker.com etc.

Hope these tips will help you to make your domain name search easy. If you have more tips do share with us.

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5 comments… add one

  • takyar July 22, 2010, 8:09 am

    To the point! Thank you!

    • Wordpress Webhosting discount July 28, 2010, 9:39 pm

      Thanks for your comment Takyar.

  • Blogging Experience Shared July 23, 2010, 8:56 am

    I agree with your points, they all are simple and very true.

    Can you provide an explanation regarding how to check whether a (domain) name is trademark-ed by someone else (or a company)?
    Well, I was thinking if there is a simpler way to do it, instead of doing research with Google.

    • Kamal Hasa July 24, 2010, 12:15 am

      You can try this:


      • Wordpress Webhosting discount July 28, 2010, 9:40 pm

        Thanks for the link Kamal. :)


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