When you start a website, blog or business online, first thing you consider to start is choosing best domain name. Your domain name is your identity on the web. When you are choosing a domain name is similar to choosing a company name, it require a lot of thought and consideration. There are some thumb rule to decide a domain name which matches your business perfectly. 

Domain Name, How to choose domain name,

There are three most commonly used domain extension i.e. .com, .net and .org and try to get .com as your first choice. Choose the domain name which match with your brand or company name. If your company name is something like Soylaer Ltd, You can opt for Soylaer.com or Soylaerinfo.com (subject to availability). 

1. Easy to Type : Choose a domain name that’s easy to type and avoid use of slang (u instead of You) or words with multiple spellings i.e. express vs xpress.

2. Short Length : short and simple domain name is smart choice but if your domain name is long and complex, you risk visitors mistyping or misspelling it.

3. Keywords : You can choose random keywords that describe your business and the service you offer. Select atleast 10 keywords that are related to your business or niche and 5 random popular words. You can use bustaname online service to find domain names by entering keywords. It will give you a list of all the available domain names. 

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4. Avoid Numbers and Hyphens : You should avoid use of numbers and hyphens in domain name as they misunderstand people who hear your domain name. sometime people suggest that you should choose a domain name according to your blog’s niche but it is not great advice for bloggers who are looking for domain name with words like blog, tech and tips in them. There are thousands of blogs and websites already on the internet using similar names like techtip, techblog, bloggertips and so on.

5. Domain Name Extension : All the domain name extension have specific uses, so make sure to choose one that works for your business. For business .COM extension is most popular and here are list of some other top extensions.

.co : an abbreviation for company, commerce, and community
.info : informational sites
.net : technical, Internet infrastructure sites
.org : non-commercial organizations and non-profits
.biz : business or commercial use, like eCommerce sites
.me : blogs, resumes or personal sites

6. Easy to Remember : Can you remember domain name like this thoosaattz.com and how to spell it. I suggest to choose a domain name which is easy to remember and type. 

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Buy Domain Name : You can buy domain name from any of these domain registrars.

BigRock : $9.82 (Use coupon “baatkar.com” to get 25% discount).
 

NameCheap : $10.69

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