Here are some quick tips you should use when registering a domain name (.com name).
- Make the domain name memorable
- .COM is king, go for the .com first
- Short domains names are best
- Your domain does not have to have keywords
- Think outside the box
- Consider registering for at least 2 years at a time
Don’t Loose Access to Your Domain Name
Use a reliable email address to register your domain, such as Gmail or Yahoo!. You do not want to use an email address @ the same domain you are registering. If a technical problem with your domain name were to arise, you would not be able to receive emails sent to that address.
It’s Okay to Skip the Extras
I’ve seen it a dozen times, customer goes to register a domain name for $10 dollars, and their shopping cart ends up being $100+ bucks.
Most Domain Registrars try to push all sorts of extras and features along the way of the shopping/checkout process. If you are registering a domain but planning to host with a different company, you generally do not need all the extras the Registrar might try to sell you along the way. Just your domain name will be fine.
The only two requirements are your domain name and web hosting, everything else is just that… extra.
Domain Registration Privacy Option
All domain contact information is public information. If privacy is a concern, you might consider registering your domain name “Private“. This can prevent someone from easily finding how who owns a website. This works differently with all Registrars, but you generally create a second account online with the Privacy Company. They are then listed as the contact on the domain and forward all communications and messaged to you directly.
Get a Domain Name with My Keywords?
Several years ago it was common practice to register a domain name that contained keywords you wanted to rank for in search… and this worked. However, today keywords in your domain name do not carry much weight with your search engine rankings.
Domain Name Coupons, Deals & Promos
We’ve found the best domain promo codes and coupon codes for 2017. Discounts and deals for all the best domain registrars like Godaddy, Network Solutions, Register.com and Dotster.
Use the links or codes below to get discounts on your purchase, buy-one-get-one-free and more!
• Limited Time Only 99 Cent Domains from Register.com! Promo Code WWWe01wOXW.
Network Solutions (Net Sol)
GoDaddy – 2017 Promos
• Your Dream Needs a Domain! Get a $5.99 .COM from GoDaddy!