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Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by tuplea: 4:28pm On Mar 10
Choosing the right domain name for your business or personal website is crucial for your success.


If you choose the wrong domain name, then it might not be so easy to switch to a new preferred one without hurting your brand and search rankings.

This is why it is important you do it right!


The steps below will guide you;

(1) Know what the different Website extension means - .com,.ng, .org, .net, .edu etc. means.

Extensions of a website gives insight to users on what the website does even before you visit the site. Take for instance, .edu is used by institutions or schools. .com is used by companies, .org is for organisations.

.com is still the most established and credible domain name extension.

Use Keywords in Your Domain Name Search

Keywords play an important role in a domain. By using keywords in your domain name, you tell the search engines what your website is about. Together with quality content and good user experience, keywords in your domain can help you rank higher in Google.

(3) Make Your Domain Name Easy to Remember, Pronounce and Spell

You should be able to easily share your domain name when speaking as well as writing. You never know when you’ll be asked to share your domain name in person. And make it very easy to recollect or remember.


(4)Keep it Unique and Brandable

Your blog domain name must be unique, so you can stand out in your readers’ minds. It’s smart to research other blogs in your niche and find out what domain names they’re using.

(5) Use Domain Name Generators for Clever Ideas

Currently, there are more than 360 Million registered domain names. This is where domain name generators come in. These free tools automatically search for your defined keywords to find hundreds of clever domain name ideas for you.

Nameboy is a good tool for this purpose. There several others too.

Act Quickly Before Someone Else Takes it

Each day thousands of new domain names are registered from all parts of the world. If you don't act quickly, someone else will take your domain.

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Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by Kentuforchrist(m): 3:21pm On Apr 15
I dedicate this FCT to myself and my late mother

happy birthday in advance to me

lala make i drop aza na

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Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by Benjaniblinks(m): 3:22pm On Apr 15
angry
Does this really matters anymore? I have seen weird domain names and they rake in traffic and rank well on Google search.

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Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by oluwaseyi0: 3:22pm On Apr 15
most of the domain I'll like to buy are either taken, ridiculously expensive, or just bought by resellers without hosting anything reasonable on them
Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by leksdigital: 3:22pm On Apr 15
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Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by Defendingjacob(m): 3:23pm On Apr 15
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Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by Panshow(m): 3:23pm On Apr 15
I still can't wrap my head around the rationale behind how Nigerians name their businesses.

Nigerian business names be like.

Ekenechukwu Global Enterprise, Nigeria Ltd.
Alhaji Maigoro & Sons International Ltd.
In God we trust Global and International Ltd.

See American business names.
Google
Netflix
Apple
Ebay

So simple and memorable.
It's no wonder they're far ahead of us.

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Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by grandlexuz(m): 3:24pm On Apr 15
Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by OriginalCEO: 3:24pm On Apr 15
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Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by leksdigital: 3:27pm On Apr 15
Website design needs good domain

First look for good hosting
Get a domain host
Use simple domain, avoid complicated names
Make sure it's easily readable
It's always better to contact a good website designer
Contact these guys at www.brandlersolutions.com
Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by OriginalCEO: 3:28pm On Apr 15
grandlexuz:
www.grandlexuz.com
this site is inactive.
Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by Splendor4(m): 3:28pm On Apr 15
alright
Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by iCauseTrouble: 3:37pm On Apr 15
Some of your points are outdated
Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by Seniorwriter(m): 3:43pm On Apr 15
Impressive read
Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by xiaji: 3:46pm On Apr 15
Ok
Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by bluefilm: 3:50pm On Apr 15
I'm so sure seun did not apply any of these nonsense considerations when he was choosing Nairaland.

And yet here we are today!
Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by jideflash(m): 4:00pm On Apr 15

Re: Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Website Name by LikeAking: 4:02pm On Apr 15
Nice write up.

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