Choosing a Domain Name
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Start by thinking of the name you’d like for your website.  It should be catchy and easy to remember.  There are three different options for naming your site

  1. If it is a personal site, you can use your own name. e.g.

  2. If you are setting up a website for your existing business, you can try to get your business name or the business name followed by the city name.  e.g. or

  3. You can choose a name that uses the words people would type in Google to find your site.  My site name is an example of this solution - 

Note: there are a variety of three letter extensions you can choose from, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .us, .biz, .tv and more.  I recommend registering with a .com name to avoid confusion and to make your site name easy to remember.

What if your domain name is not available?

  • Browse to to the website and look for a contact us page or an email address.  Contact the owner and see whether they are willing to sell you the name.  Some people have site names reserved just so that they can sell them - prices vary.

  • Try one of the suggestions provided by the domain registration service

  • Try adding a prefix (e.g. MyFreeWebHostingAdvice instead of FreeWebHostingAdvice) or using a thesaurus to find alternate words

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