Internet Domain Names

How To Find the Best Domain Name

Published at 03/09/2012 07:12:33


If you’re planning to put up a website, finding the best domain name is not be an easy task. Here are steps that can help you in finding the best domain name for your website.

Step 1

Step 1. Brainstorm

You should first make a list of all the keywords related to the domain name of your website. Always keep in mind that the keywords should perfectly describe your website, so don’t just list down keywords that sound cool or too sentimental but is complete irrelevant to the description of your website. You should also think about the extensions that you would like to choose, either a generic top-level domain extension (.net, .org, .com, .biz and etc.) or a country code top-level domain. If your website caters only to your local community, you could opt for a country code top-level domain. Choosing an extension would also help in choosing the domain name that is specific for your website.

Step 2

Step 2. Come up with a list of domain names

Now that you’ve finished brainstorming, it’s time to screen and narrow down the list of keywords by choosing the best and memorable ones. Then, think about a combination of keywords that would be the perfect domain for your website. You can have some help in websites such as or to help you come up with a good combination for the domain name of your choice. Always remember not to have a very long or confusing domain name. Also, make sure to come up with a unique and a memorable one.

Step 3

Step 3. Check for availability

Now that you have come up with a list of domain names, you can check for their availability. You can go to websites such as to check for the availability of the domain names in your list. Always remember that there might be some names that are already registered under different extensions so if you have in your list, and you saw that or is already registered and unavailable, then don’t include it in your list anymore. This is to avoid confusion among people who would visit your website.

Step 4

Step 4. Ask for otherss opinions

Always remember that you’re not the only one who will access your website. So, before you settle down with the final domain name, make sure to consult other’s opinion. You can ask other people for help on what they think should be the perfect domain name for your website. There might be some of the domain names in your list that appear to be interesting to other people and you might be surprised that one name would be preferred by most of them.

Step 5

Step 5. Compare

It’s time to look at your list and analyze which of them is preferred by most people. Then, compare it with your preferred domain names. Then, try to make a final list, this time, with the ranking based on your analysis and comparison. The top one on your list would be the final domain name for your website.

Always remember to choose wisely and take your time in thinking about the domain name for your website. But once you’ve finally got the perfect one, have it registered right away to immediately secure your own domain name.