Purchasing a domain name through DCC can be a great investment, so you want to be sure you’re choosing the right one for your needs. But how do you know what makes a good domain name for yourself or others? Read our tips below to help you make the right domain name investing choice or to learn how to choose the best domain name for yourself.
How do you plan to use this domain? If you’re interested in using it for your own business, think of how the domain will best represent your business. If your business is a pizza place named Rudy’s, consider the domain name that includes Rudy’s and pizza like www.rudyspizza.net or www.rudys.pizza. These kind of domain names promote your business. However, if you want to purchase a domain name to sell, consider something more generic like www.menu.pizza or www.local.pizza . The use of the domain you’re buying will play a large part in the naming of it.
DCC offers you a large number of top level domains that are newly available. These are the kind of domains that unlike .com and .net are descriptive and give website visitors a better idea of the site they are navigating to. DCC offers all kinds of TLDs, so it’s up to you whether you want a domain name that lives at a .com or something more descriptive like .money or .science. Of course, you can buy domains at multiple TLDs through DCC, so it may be best to buy some more traditional .coms and experiment with other TLDs to see which you are more interested in.
How are you going to use this domain? Will you be using it at all or just looking to sell it down the road? Considering the application of this domain will go into your choices of domain name. If you’re building a portfolio, do research on popular domain names and see what these domains names often sell for. If you’re using the site for yourself, do your keyword research. What keywords are popular in your industry and will get people to your domain?
Spelling, Grammar, Homophones
Domain names aren’t forever, but that doesn’t mean you should be sloppy with them! When choosing your domain name, be careful of accidental misspellings. Some companies get creative with the spelling of their name, but that only works if it’s intentional. Spellcheck everything you plan to include in your domain name and get a few other opinions on it before you purchase. The same goes for grammar and homophones.
Homophones are one of those things you learned in elementary school but didn’t think you would need, but you do now! Homophones are words that are spelled differently but sound the same, so watch out for “to” two” and “too” or “our” and “are”. Be sure you are using the version of the word you want in your domain and get a second opinion before you buy!