To start a new blog, it is not enough to have good topic ideas and fun posts, but also the right domain name. With this blog post, we want to help you choose the best domain name for your new blog.
Why is it so important what a domain name will be?
A domain name isn’t just an Internet address, but also branding, as it extricates your blog apart from its competitors. Also, people come across the domain name of the blog for the first time, and the first impression is also very significant here. The wrong domain can hurt your brand and affect your growth in the long run.
What is the first step?
The first and most important thing is to find the topic/sector you want to blog about because until you know what you are going to blog about, it is quite difficult to choose the right domain for it. Most successful blogs focus on one area. If you’re an expert in a particular field, it’s already a lot easier for you to build your blog around that.
If you have a topic for your blog, follow these steps to select a list of possible domain names.
WHO BELONGS TO THE TARGET GROUP?
Determine who will belong to the audience for your blog then, as a good audience name can be used in the domain name, either alone, paired with an adjective, or with a phrase.
AVOID NUMBERS AND HYPHENS
Avoid different numbers and hyphens if possible, as they don’t even look very good, and it’s usually hard for visitors to remember domains that include hyphens.
When you are done with the steps above, you will have a list of possible domain names.
You may want to go through the ideas and select further based on the following factors:
*Character length: keep the domain name as short as possible, as it is much easier for visitors to remember. Delete too many character ideas out of the list.
*Pronunciation: say possible domain names that are difficult to pronounce or do not sound good, possibly equivocal, they are also worth pulling out.
*Checking the trademarks: Check the trademark database to ensure that you do not use a protected trademark in the name of your planned domain, and later lawsuit with the trademark owner can be very costly.
*The focus is narrow: the right domain name needs to be unique, but also flexible, as you can never know in advance which direction a blog is going, so it’s worth thinking about it as well.
*Choosing a domain extension: you can choose from hundreds of domain extensions at our company. In Hungary, .HU is the most popular, followed by .COM and .EU, these are good choices, but there are far fewer options than for a unique domain. You may also want to think using .BLOG, as this clearly shows that we are talking about a blog. It may also be a good idea to use an extension that refers to the topic of your blog, such as .TECH or .PHOTO, and so on.
If you have gone through this list and you have the perfect domain, the last step is to check the domain finder to see if it is free yet. You may also want to check out the list of domain backorder, as you can also get super domain names from there. And you can register your domain quickly and immediately on our site.
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