How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Blog in 2021?

Updated By Priya on Dec 23, 2020   |  0 Comments

The first step in starting a blog is to choose a domain name that is unique with keywords

Hi friends, How are you? Today I had come up with the idea of writing about a helpful topic, “Choose a domain name” for your blogging business in 2021.

2020 is going to over and most people already preparing for the new coming year 2021. We can expect a lot of things going to change in 2021 in the blogging industry.

However, the foundation can never be changed and it always is as it is and in this article, we will be going to discuss choosing the domain name.

A domain name is very needed for a perfect blogging business because it is your real name in the virtual world of blogging.

When you are about to create a website (or) a blog, you need two most important things.

i.) An Internet server to host your website files.

ii.) A name for your site is called a domain name.

Choose a Domain Name For Blogging

The blog is the virtual property of your online business where people come to your place either read your stuff (or) purchase something you have shared.

So, you should have the utmost care to choose a domain name that is easily remember-able and has values itself.

Picking a good domain name is like buying a house at a right place/town.

In this article, we will discuss the preliminary activities to be performed in choosing the best domain name and will see the different domain registrars in India and outside.

At the end of this article, you will come up with the right decision to name your business.

What is a Domain Name?

A Domain name, otherwise called a website name is simply an alphabet character that represents an Internet Protocol (IP) of a resource (website/blog) hosted on an internet server.

Normally, the computers communicate with each other by stamping their IP address. But it is difficult for the user’s to remember the number and hence formed a method called DNS (Domain Name System) which came into existence.

This system assigns an alphabet character instead of an IP for every website registered on the internet. When you register a domain with any registrar, they will assign an IP for your domain name but you will get only the name you have chosen.

The registrar is a company that reserves the right to register and manage domain names around the world.

Let’s discuss these things in another section and we shall move into the actual article purpose, How to choose a domain name for your blog in 2021?

1. Stick to .com Extension

The domain names are categorized into different tiers and domains with .com extensions hold the top position and it is called Tier – 1 domain names.

Other domain names such as .net, .org, .biz are available (tier – 2). Country targeted domain name extensions such as .in, .co.in, .asia, .uk, .co.uk are also available (tier – 3).

Niche-based domain name extensions such as .pizza, .photography, .domains, .shop, etc are being rarely used by few merchants for their business.

But, SEOBloggingTricks always recommend finding a domain name with a .com extension. Dot-com domain is still the most established and credible domain name extension and it has a global value.

Dot-com domains are the most memorable by many people and normally, they type the domain name with .com extension in their browser without thinking about it.

This is one of the biggest values for many brands to easily reach out to new audiences around the world.

Search Engines also trust sites with domains ending with the .com extension. Hence, this will be the first instance of starting a blog.

P.S: If you are about to build a brand around your domain name, you should buy same domain names with different extensions such as .net, .biz, .org and country level extension such as .co.in, .in (as I am from India)

2. KISS [Keep It Simple Stupid]

Maybe your business was about selling furniture and home equipment. Let’s assume, your name was Mr. Loganath. So, in this case, how you will choose a domain name?

My Guess:

loganathfurnituresandhomeequipments.com

loganathhomeequipments.com


Truth:

This is not a wise decision to choose such a lengthy domain name for your business. You should choose a different short domain name for your business like:

Furnituremart.com

homefurnitures.com


All these domain names will do good for your business. It’s not necessary to mention your name in the domain name.

Choose a domain name that’s easy to type and easy to remember. Do not use short letters (or) slang in your domain name, as it makes it harder to find your site.

P.S.: Choose a short name that are brandable and easy to remember by other people. It’s better if you try to reveal your nature of business in the domain name.

For example: Take my domain name SEOBloggingTricks.com

In this blog, I focus mainly on SEO Blogging that helps people to start and run a successful blog on any niche. They can use my ideas and tricks as is and as available on my blog to get their own business rank well.

3. Include Keywords

Keywords are defined as the one (or) two words, (or) defined as a phrase that has a decent search volume in the search engine for a period of 30Days.

Including your focus keyword in your domain name and end with .com extension will really going to do a lot of wonders for your business.

Same example again: Take my domain name SEOBloggingTricks.com

This blog mainly focuses on teaching SEO tips and tricks to new bloggers and experienced bloggers. As my prime business was teaching SEO, and I have included them in the domain name is an added value too.

Try adding your keyword at the beginning of the domain name is a better to choose a domain name.

4. Avoid Hyphens

Do not use hyphens to choose a domain name as this will look odd. Also, it looks annoying when you do word-of-mouth advertising.

My domain name is SEOBLOGGINGTRICKS.COM, it is looking neat and clean. So, if someone asks what is my domain name, I will simply say “seobloggingtricks.com”.

The same can be written as SEO-BLOGGING-TRICKS.com, how it looks? Now, I have to pronounce, “SEO hyphen blogging hyphen tricks.com”. This is really boring and people usually feel tired typing hyphens in between.

Err…

Yes, so avoid having hyphens in choosing your domain name is the best idea.

5. Easy to Pronounce

The domain name should be easily shareable with other people (or) when speaking as well as when writing. It should be easy to spell and understand for any listener in front of you.

Easy spelled words can reach more people quickly through word-of-mouth marketing. Also, people can easily share your site with their friends and potential customers.

So, first, list all the domain names that you have thought to name your first blog. Write on a piece of paper and ask your 10 friends to pronounce it.

Now, it can be easier for you to identify a domain name that is easy to spell and pronounce. But don’t forget to include your keywords as this is the most important thing.

6. Keep it Unique

Uniqueness is most important in every business because of growing competition in the worldwide market. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you need to pick a domain name that is something unique and has value.

So, after you have decided your niche for blogging, write down all domain names. Also, you can simply do a small Google research to find other blogs in your niche and how they named their blog.

Also, being unique avoid trademark infringement and intellectual property rights issues. This means that you could save yourself from getting accused of copying another blogger or brand.

Being unique doesn’t seem to be non-branded. So, keep in mind that the domain name should be keyword-rich, unique, and brandable.

7. Think of Branding

This is also the most important factor to consider to choose a domain name. Because you are always depending on some sources of traffic. Learn the different sources of traffic you can drive for your blog.

Yes, you should work on creating your own brand that most people can remember. Also, it must be unique, catchy, and memorable.

Take the example, Amazon.com, Google.com, Yahoo.com. These are brands in their niche industry and so it’s not necessary to work to increase their name popularity.

If you failed to brand your blog name, you will keep struggling to market your blog. So, choose wisely and select the right domain name that can be branded and marketed.

8. Allow Space to Expand

It’s another smart tip in choosing a good domain name for any business. In most cases, people will start their business and offer small services (or) sell a few products.

But after some days, they may get an opportunity to expand their business and at that time, your existing domain name should not limit your growth in any way.

Taking the above example: HomeFurnitures.com

The merchant deals with only home furniture in the beginning, after some days when they expand their business in dealing office furniture’s, showroom furniture’s, etc, the existing domain name won’t be suitable for their business.

So, always think of a name that represents a topic wider as this will help in the future in case if you expand your business.

9. Target a location

If your business is targeted to a specific location, you can add the name of the location with the domain name.

This will help you get more audiences and name in that location. This is suitable for some niche businesses such as for example, a Pizza delivery business in Chennai.

The domain name be: chennaipizzadelivery.com

10. Research the Name

Make sure you have chosen a domain name that isn’t another business trademark, copyright (or) being used by another person.

This could arise in losses to your business, you may lose your domain and lead to face legal issues.

Go to GoDaddy, Bluehost who were the largest resellers of domain names with extensive database and this may help you in finding a proper domain name.

11. Avoid Double Letters

For example smartteam.com, laserssport.com

In the above example, people may often confuse what to type in their browsers and this leads to traffic loss because of typo mistakes. So better avoid choosing a domain name with double letters to avoid confusion.

People often get confused when typing your domain name in their browser.

The Place to Find and Register Domain Names

All the domain name registrations in the world are controlled by ICANN (International Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers).

Many other companies had obtained licenses from ICANN to resell domain names in different countries. Like in India, some of the popularly known brands are GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator, Raj Softech Solutions, etc.

There are some registrars where you can register your domain name. This is entirely your choice to choose a domain name registrar and for your convenience, I have recommended some below.

Raj Softech Solutions

This company is recently thriving faster in Domain Registration and Web Hosting Industry offering services at competitive prices. You can choose a domain name for your blog and register at your convenience.

They charge Rs.769 to register a .com domain name for one year. You can register for a maximum of up to 10 years. All domain registrations come with free perks like Free DNS Management, Free Email Forwarding, facilities.

Why are you delaying still? Just open the Domain Name Registration Page of Raj Softech Solutions and book your .com domain today. Put your first blog live in minutes.

GoDaddy

GoDaddy is the biggest domain name resellers in the world directly obtained a license from ICANN. They are one of the most popular registrars where most people fond of registering their domains.

You can find a great deal while registering domains and a .com domain starts from Rs. 499 per year. Register a domain name for your new business today using this one-time offer.

Yes, they provide an offer price to register .com for first time users. But the renewal charges are usually high, so at that time, you can migrate to Raj Softech Solutions at Rs.769 per year.

Bluehost

Blue host is another largest domain reseller trusted by most people around the world. However, Bluehost and GoDaddy are both sister organizations of Endurance International Inc.

They also provide web hosting services that power over 2 million domains across the world. Domain registrations are affordable and you can buy any domain name in Indian Currency.

One of the best offers they provide is that, when you buy web hosting for more than 2 years, you are eligible to get a free domain name for your blogging. So don’t forget to use this one-time offer.

Important points: Normally each new domain will be registered for only one year. You should renew your domain name after a year.

Last Thoughts,

In this article, I have shared one of the most vital elements in starting a blog. Choose a domain name is like naming your baby and it will last forever for your business.

Keep these tips in mind before registering your domain name. Take some time to make a thorough research to choose the best and optimal name for your online business.

SEOBloggingTricks helps people who have a real interest to make money online by blogging. We will help you in all processes starting from Domain Registration to blog setup and launch.

You can immediately start a blogging business with SEOBloggingTricks.

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