What You Must Consider before doing a domain name registration in 2018
Are you interested in registering your domain name? Then that means that you have already gone through a certain process and you believe that you have exactly what you need in order to have a successful website. However, if you are a beginner and you have never had to choose a domain name before, then you may want to pause the domain name registration and read this article first. Today we are going to talk about a few really important things that you need to consider before you actually buy a domain name so make sure you keep on reading until the end to see what those key considerations are.
Will you be able to protect yourself legally?
With so many domain names out there already taken, you need to be really careful when it comes to whether you can protect yourself legally. The best way to protect yourself is to, of course, copyright your domain name, but before that you need to make sure that you are the only one using that domain name. The last thing that you want to do is take a name that is already being used because that can get you into a lot of legal trouble and that’s the last thing that any business owner should want. Another thing you need to be careful of is that your name isn’t too similar to anyone else’s because that is also something that can contribute to those legal troubles, but more than that it can actually harm your business if people are constantly confusing someone else’s business for yours and vice versa.
Does the domain name make it obvious what the website is about?
Before you even consider going forward with the domain name registration you need to take a really good look at the domain name that you have come up with and see whether it gives an idea as to what your website is about. A good domain name should be instantly intuitive and it should give users an immediate idea of what they should expect when they land on your page. This is exactly why using the right keyword as a part of your domain name can really make a difference and it also makes a big difference when it comes to how memorable it makes the domain name. If someone has already been to your website and they know that it was about pasta and you have pasta in your name, they most likely know the domain name by heart and that is exactly what you want.
Have you tried every modification?
If you have taken every possible tip and your domain name still isn’t as it should be or if you are only coming up with taken domain names, then it is time for you to try with some other modifications such as adding prefixes or suffixes or even opting for a different extension rather than a .com one. Even though a .com extension is the best one and we don’t usually recommend going with a different one, if you feel like you have tried everything and the different extension won’t interfere with the brand and your audience, then by all means feel free to change it up.
Purchasing a domain name can be an extremely expensive process, so making sure that you are one hundred percent sure with your choices is absolutely crucial. The considerations we mentioned in this article are things that you really need to ask yourself before you proceed with the domain name registration because they will not only save you money, but they might actually end up improving your domain name all together, so make sure you use them to your advantage before making the final call.
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