How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Blog?

How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Blog?


How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Blog? Before starting any business, first, we always think of a name for the business, which will eventually become your identity going forward. It is also called branding.

Take the example of Apple or Blackberry. Right now Apple and Blackberry are brands. Blogging is also a kind of business, and it also needs branding.

If you are serious about blogging and want to earn money from it, then you also have to choose such a domain name, which people can easily remember and be different. Don't rush while choosing your domain name. Give some time and think of a unique name.

In the journey of blogging, you will get to learn a lot of things and this journey is very thrilling. But you have to do it properly. Today, I will tell you how to choose a better domain name for your blog, which will help you to build a good brand.


    What is a Domain Name?

    A Domain Name is the name of a website or blog. It is the address of your website that people type in the browser URL bar to visit your website. Everyday millions and millions of domain names are regitered in the WWW (world wide web). Each domain name comes with an IPv4 (Internet Protocol) address.

    For example, Google's IP address is 216.58.197.78. But it is not possible to remember the name of all websites in number format. That is why all the websites have a domain name, which is easy to remember.

    http://www.google.com: This is the format of a domain name. here,
    • http: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
    • www: World Wide Web
    • google: Domain Name
    • .com: Domain Extension

    There are many rules to access the Internet. Http follows the same rules to access a website. A domain name has many extensions, such as Popular domain (.com, .net, .org), Countrywise domain (.in, .uk, .us, .pk, etc.) and many more.

    You need one such domain name to move further in your blogging journey.

    Points to Consider While Choosing Domain Name

    I have told you earlier that the name or domain name of the blog is very important for your success. So these are some tips, which will help you in selecting better domain name for your blog or website.

    1. Primary Topic or Niche of Your Blog

    First you have to decide what is the main topic or niche of your blog, about which you will provide information in your blog. It can be any topic, like technology, fashion, travel, food, cooking, etc. Choose the topic that you have the most knowledge about.

    For example, if the niche of your blog is about technology, then your domain name should be a word related to technology, by which people will know that this blog is mainly about technology. There are some popular technology blogs like techcrunch, techpp, technorathi, etc.

    2. Do not Copy Popular Domains

    There are few people who make a new domain name by joining one or two words or adding some minor changes to the popular domain name. Thy think that copying a popular domain would also make their domain popular within less amount of time. But actually it does not happen. If you want to make your own identity, then your domain name should be unique and you should not copy from others.

    Just like the domain name of our blog, swarnabhonline.xyz, the domain name of your blog should also be unique.

    3. Always Buy Top Level Domain (TLD)

    The main advantage of Top Lavel Domain is that people tends to remember them easily. If you want to make your blog for the people all over the world, then buy .com, .net or .org domain. .com is the best and most popular domain name.

    If you want to keep your blog limited to your country, then you can choose any countrywise domain, like .in, .uk, .us, etc. .co.in, .co.us are also countrywise domains, but they are not so popular.

    4. Domain Name should not be More than 3 Words

    If you are a regular Internet user, then you must have noticed that names of  popular websites does not  exceed 2-3 words. It is not a compulsory that your domain name should not exceed 2-3 word, you can add more. But the short names are easy to remember.

    Try to find out if your domain name is under 12 letters. hindime is in 5 letters, which is the best.

    5. Use Google

    Use Domain Names which are related to the niche of your blog, and use Google for it. You can easily search your topic related blog from Google.

    With this, you can get a rough idea about how you can design your blog, how many website are already out there with the same topic and what is the level of competition for your niche. It will also help you to choose a better domain name. From Google you will get information about what people usually search for.

    6. Domain Name should be Easy to Pronounce

    It is not necessary that your domain name should be within 2-3 words only and thatt you should choose a name related to your topic. You just have to keep in mind that people can easily remember the name.

    Labnol.org, which is India's most popular technology blog, has no meaning. But it is small and easy to remember. If you want, you can also choose a unique name just like Labnol.org.

    7. Most Important Thing - Take Your Time to Think

    It is not that some random name came to your mind and you immediately bought that domain name. You should think at least 100 times before registering any name, so that you do not have any problem later on.

    There are also many people who first buy a domain name and after blogging for a few days think of changing it. I too have done this many times before. So my advice is, do not make the mistake that I have made.

    Final Words

    I hope you liked this article, How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Blog. It has always been my endeavor to provide complete information about the Domain Name Selection to the readers, so that they do not have to search in the context of that article in any other sites or internet.

    This will also save their time and they will also get all the information in one place. If you have any doubts about this article or you want that there should be some improvement in it, then you can write down comments below.

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