Selecting domain may be headache for some people. This is one of the thing that may not be changes. SEO expert says “Never change your domain”. If you do so, you may loose all of your traffic. So it is better to choose a good domain that suited your need and others. I think this topic is the answer of your question “how to choose right domain for me?”.
It is also not easy to buy a domain of your choice since that may be already registered to someone else. In this topic i will share some important point that may help you to choose a better available domain.
1. Keep it Simple and shorter:
Your domain should be Simple shorter and unique that should be easy to remember and type. If you find such domain, probably you are lucky one.
2. Avoid hyphens:
Hyphens should be avoided. They will create more confusion than other type of smart phrasing. This option may be tolerated in some cases.
3. Buy keyword Rich Domain:
Try to get keyword rich domain for better SEO. This thing works if you are restricted to the subject. It will help users to remember the domain name easily which will cause huge traffic to your website.
4. Don’t Stuck with .com:
There are a lot of other well-known TLD (Top level domain) like .net and .org. One may also choose from country based tld like .us, .in and so on. Lots of professionals also uses .net, .org and other TLD. (e.g. problogger.net, labnol.org and so on) .COM should be first priority but .net and .org are best alternatives.
5. Purchase a fresh domain:
Purchasing a fresh domain may enable you to create a distinct online identity. If the domain have no history than no one (preferably bots) will confuse about the identity.
6. Don’t buy abused domains:
If you are planning to buy a pre-owned domain never buy a abused domain. Such domain may be blacklisted by Search Engines and other online services. You may check if domain is blacklisted by Google Adsense in Adsense Sandbox.
7. Choose a reliable registrar:
Like choosing a good host is a tuff job, Why people do not think about choosing a better and reliable registrar! Choose the popular and reliable registrar. Don’t choose unreliable to get some deal or save some money. Domain is your online identity and keep it secure. Reliable registrar may prevent in domain hacking or domain theft.
8. Avoid Alphanumeric domains:
This may create confusion to remember the domain to user. e.g. go2hell.com may create confusion and some user may goto gotohell.com. which will cause massive traffic loss. So choose a non-numeric domain.
9. Acquire the domain for long:
Domain is your online identity and older domain my consider for high ranking in search engines. so choose a perfect domain and buy them for as long as you can.
10. Avoid Copyright Infringement:
Some domain name can be penalize if search engines may fill that you have tried to infringement the copyright of well-known brands. so don’t go for myfacbook.com. Similarly cleaver words are also avoidable, e.g facehook.com is avoidable.
11. Check twitter and Facebook for exact username:
Oh! I don’t know why other bloggers do not suggest about this thing. It should be in top most priority. If you are going to buy a domain like netrival.com than check for user name availability in twitter and Facebook like twitter.com/netrival and facebook.com/netrival. It will definitely increase reliability of your online identity (Domain).
Choose a small and easy to remember Keyword rich Domain. You should have first priority to .com second to .net and so on. Check twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites for exact available username. Avoid smart phrase, hyphens. Buy a fresh domain, If you are buying pre-owned domain, must check history of the domain. Crosscheck over adsense Sandbox If you have plan to monetize your site in future.