Domain name registration is your first step of web presence. Some important points to keep in mind before you register your online identity.
Domain name is your identity on the world wide web. People will use it to find your website. Think of all combinations around your business name. For example, if you have a "company", think about mycompany.com, greatcompany.com, companylocation.com etc. Common suffix and prefixes are e, e-, my, i, i-, the, online, net, web, internet, hot, cool, our, your world, links, site, web, net, resource, business, company, corp, inc, shop, store, mall, guide, express, depot etc.
If the name is long, phrases are usually better e.g. my-company.com. You now have freedom to register a domain name up to 63 characters long. Domain names rich in keywords will dramatically increase your ranking on search engines.
Domain names can only use letters, numbers, and dashes. Spaces and symbols are not allowed. Also, domain names are not case sensitive, mycompany.com is the same as MyCompany.com
Keep it short
Now you can register a name with up to 63 characters, keep in mind that people need to remember and correctly type it into their browser to reach your site. Try to register the shortest name that your customers and visitors will associate with your Website. If possible, get a name which is 8-10 characters long.
Domain name extension
Domain name have many extension and have different meanings attached to it. For example .mil is used for military and .org for non-profit organizations. The most sought after extension is of course .com so for businesses, we recommend a .com suffix. It is also the first extension that most people try when searching for a Website. After .com names get exhausted, people register other extension. so in a sense, your .com name indirectly prove that you are ahead of the curve.
When you narrow down on your domain names, ask your friends, colleagues and clients. A name that may make perfect sense to you may be too hard for other people to remember. Think this way - Is your domain easy to say, remember and type? Does it complement your aim, purpose or business?
Avoid Trademark Names
Simple reason, companies may not spend money to buy it from you but may give it to their lawyers to get it from you !
Register Your Domain NOW
If you have a name in mind and it is available, just book it. Don't wait till you are ready to built a website. Who knows that it will be available when you are ready for it. Why not register it and park it. Check information on domain parking on our website. With domain parking, you don’t even need a Web hosting or website design. Just park your domain and get money for parking! So register your favorite domain before someone else do it.
Register other extensions
Most of the time just one extension is enough. But think about it this way - if you have "mycompany.com" registered but someone else register "mycompany.net" and make a site totally different that yours or put obnoxious content than ? Best thing, register your company name and other look-a-like or misspelled version also so that they do not become a headache later on for you. For your information, you can have many domains that points to a single website.
Domain names doesn't cost much
Choosing Domain name can be tricky but domain name registration doesn't cost much. So if you have found the right domain name, but aren't sure if it's the one... register it anyway before someone else does!