A domain name is essentially the address of your website; it helps your visitors remember your site, and find it easily. So, when you select a domain name, try to make it as descriptive as possible – for example; BestDogGrooming.com, QualityPlumbing.biz, or AdamsFamilyBlog.info. Your domain name also becomes a part of your email address – for example; John@AdamsFamilyBlog.info. Essentially, registering a domain (or adding a domain to your hosting account) is the next step towards building a website. When you sign up for a hosting account, you’re typically given the option to register a new domain name. If you signed up without registering a domain, you can register one later. You may also point any other domain names you already own to your new hosting account. Keep reading to find out how to register, add, consolidate, manage, and renew your domains.

It might be hard for you then to get the name that you really like for your website. More than 50 million domain names have been registered worldwide and thousands new ones are added per day. Do not get discouraged by this fact, but rather try to be creative. Try to keep your domain name as short as possible and try to avoid using hyphens.

Here are some tips how to choose a successful domain name:

Start brainstorming for words relevant to your domain words. Using a thesaurus List as many words as you can think of related to your preferred domain name. Make different combinations with and pay special attention to words that are:

  • short, memorable,
  • not confusing,
  • easy to spell,
  • relate to the core of the business,
  • sound solid to the core of your business.

Shorter domain names are easier to remember and type, and far less susceptible to mistakes: for example; lottary.com is easier to remember, type than playthenationallottaryonline.com. But sometimes there is an exception to this rule. A longer domain can be easier to remember by human memory than the shorter one – for example tbrea.com is a sequence of unrelated letters that is difficult to remember and type correctly, whereas, if we expand it to its long form ‘TheBestRealEstateAgency.com’ we are more likely to remember the domain name. 

Pick a few of these combinations that you most like for the name of your domain. You can consider combinations with words in singular or plural. If you like a specific word to be included in the domain name, think of all its forms: noun, verb, adverb, adjective. Consider also hyphens and numbers: sometimes you are a hyphen away from the dreamed domain name.

Search for the availability of a domain name

It is now time to start searching for the availability of these domains. Lean Domain Search is a domain name generator that helps you find great available domain names for your websites. Do not register your domain name here. We suggest you go to Bluehost to purchase hosting and register your domain name.

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