Tips for choosing the best domain names

An essen­tial part of devel­op­ing a suc­cess­ful online busi­ness is the selec­tion of your domain name. For a web-based com­pa­ny, your domain is much like your wel­come sign to the world. Choos­ing the right domain name can mean the dif­fer­ence between suc­cess and fail­ure. The fol­low­ing tips can show you how to choose the most effec­tive domain names.

A good domain name needs to be short, mem­o­rable, catchy, and rel­e­vant to your busi­ness. Of course, this is eas­i­er said than done. One prob­lem that you have to face is that at this point, many of the best domain names are already tak­en. Com­ing up with a good one can take some effort.

There are two ques­tions you real­ly need to answer before you start look­ing for a good domain name. First of all, you need to know how much you are will­ing to spend for your domain name. Do you have an unlim­it­ed bud­get for buy­ing a domain name? Con­tin­ue read­ing “Tips for choos­ing the best domain names”

Choosing domain names for your websites

Domain names are the iden­ti­fy­ing address­es of web­sites. The domain name of tells you where to find Bob’s Burg­ers on the inter­net. The inter­net is actu­al­ly based upon IP address­es, so the domain names are relat­ed to a domain name serv­er (DNS) sys­tem used to trans­late the domain name into and IP address.

When pur­chas­ing a domain name, you should attempt to relate it to an actu­al busi­ness, per­son or enti­ty. In this way it is more unique and eas­i­er to remem­ber. It also makes a nice email han­dle that peo­ple can remem­ber as well, such as

When you buy domain names, you will also have to find a host­ing com­pa­ny to host the domain name so that you can get onto the inter­net. Com­pa­nies like GoDad­dy, namecheap, 1&1, Host­gater, and DotEasy are host­ing com­pa­nies. Host­ing com­pa­nies also sell domain names, for var­i­ous prices. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Choos­ing domain names for your web­sites”

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Unique domain names sell for millions

Back in the “wild west” days of the Inter­net (the 1990s), there was a mad dash by many entre­pre­neurs to pur­chase as many unique domain names as pos­si­ble. Back then, a savvy entre­pre­neur could buy a pop­u­lar one word domain name for less than a 20 spot. But times have changed, and the Web is now big busi­ness. Accord­ing­ly, com­pa­nies now spend hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars — or even mil­lions — pur­chas­ing just the right domain name to brand their online busi­ness. One entre­pre­neur who made a par­tic­u­lar­ly good invest­ment back in the 90s is Chris Clark of Mary­land. Chris man­aged to pur­chase the domain name way back in 1994 for a pal­try $20. He has held on to the name all these years and just recent­ly sold it at auc­tion this March for a stag­ger­ing $2.6 mil­lion. The win­ning bid is more than 13,000 times Clark’s orig­i­nal $20 invest­ment. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Unique domain names sell for mil­lions”