How to Choose the Right Domain Name?

How to choose a best domain name for your blog and business? Read these 10 Tips to Search and Find the Perfect Domain Name. Advanced Domain Search Tool and tricks will help you to choose a domain name for a personal website

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You may be trying to Coming up with an awesome domain name but it can be one of the most frustrating and time-consuming tasks when first setting up your blog. 

Looking back, I have spent so much time and wasted finding good website names that I could’ve spent on content writing. 

This Guideline for selecting attractive Domain Name will help you to save your valuable time. You will get valuable tips on Choosing a Good Domain Name. 

We use Domain names for addressing blogs and websites. A domain name is a very important aspect to make a blog or website popular. Your blog name is incredibly essential at the beginning stage to start blogging with a suitable name. 

Is Your Perfect Domain Taken? How to Choose the Best Domain Name?

People identify a blog by the domain name. So if you can choose an attractive and appropriate domain name then your blog will able to make a positive impression among visitors. As well as your blog visitors can remember your site name easily. 

If we see the most popular 3 blogging platform: 
Both are providing the free domain name, but those are hosted domain names. They tag their name after your domain name like below: 
  • bloggerspice.blogspot.com 
  • bloggerspice.wordpress.com 
  • bloggerspice.weebly.com 

Many bloggers, after creating their blog, do not like those tag word Blogspot or WordPress after the end of their domain name. Instead of a hosted domain name, everyone wants to personalize and brand their blog with the domain name only. Example: 
  • bloggerspice.com or .net etc. 
Here .com and .net called domain suffix. 

You will see there are billions of blogs in the online world but visitors are unable to remember the blog name. Even you can’t remember more than ten domain name and their spelling correctly. 

This is happening when your blog name is not easy to remember, or not similar to your niche, or used unfamiliar words in the blog name. 

So before selecting a blog name you have to consider those things. 

10 Tips for choosing the Perfect Domain Name 

There are some domain name selection tips that can help you to choose the right domain name for your next blog. 
  1. The domain name should be short 
  2. Use familiar words in Domain name 
  3. Select domain name according to your niche 
  4. Choose a domain name which is memorable 
  5. A domain name should easy to pronounce 
  6. Avoid numbers and hyphens and easy to spell 
  7. Not too similar to competing for domain names 
  8. Not a violation of someone else’s trademark 
  9. Use an appropriate domain name extension. 
  10. A domain name for targeting your area 

1. Domain Name Should be Short 

Why you should select a short domain name? 

The positive side of choosing a short name is easy to remember and it can make a good impression in visitors' minds. 

Among billions of blogs, there are many options for visitors. Blog readers would love to visit those blogs whose domain name is short and simple. 

Let’s have a look at a travel blog’s domain name: 
  • Travel.com
This domain name is very short and simple. And travel blog visitors easily understand what the site is about. 

Even they have used .com suffix instead of .travel but still easy to understand and remember. 

Conversely using a long domain name hard to remember for visitors and they may forget your domain name if they don’t bookmark your site. 

2. Use Familiar Words in Domain Name 

This is very important to select a familiar word in the domain name. 

Some people use unfamiliar words in the domain which is not pronounceable by visitors. As a result, there are fewer possibilities to get returning visitors. 

In the case of familiar words, still, you can use a long domain name, because you are using familiar words so, visitors can easily remember. 

For example: 
  • SmartPassiveIncome.com 
This is a long domain name but easy to remember. But you won’t find a good domain name vacant. 

3. Select Domain Name According to Your Niche 

There are many domain names, which are not related to their blog niche. 

I can give you an example of my friend’s blog site. His blog name is 
  • Tripsoft.com 
Where in the first impression visitors may think this is a software-related site. But this site is providing blogging tips and tech-related articles, which is not matching to his niche. 

So if your blog is tech-related then choose a tech basis name and if blog related then you should select a blog base name. 

For example: 
  • omniviewtech.ca
Omni view tech this is a tech product related website which has perfectly match their niche. 

4. Choose Domain Name Which is Easy to Memorize 

There are millions of domain names from the same niches. So to compete with your competitor you must you should select a catchy and memorable domain name. 

Once you come up with an easily memorable domain name then there are many possibilities to get returning visitors directly. 

If you select a blog name which tough to memorize then a few people will able to make a search query by your domain name. Even your blog containing much good content but first-time visitors may unable to remember your blog name to revisit your site. 

5. Domain Name Should Easy to Pronounce 

In the case of selecting a domain name, you must conscious of pronunciation. 

Some bloggers select domain names by their local language which is not easy to understand by foreign people and they can't pronounce the name. As a result, visitors from other counties may forget your domain name. 

So you should not select a domain name that can’t be pronounceable by others. 

6. Avoid Numbers and Hyphens and Easy to Spell 

Spelling is another biggest factor in choosing the right domain name. For spelling mistakes instead of visiting your website, visitors may land on another website. 

This is happening to those domains that contain numbers and hyphens in the domain names. So you should avoid using numbers and hyphens that makes domain name complicated. 

Suppose my domain name is 
  • This-blog4u.com 
Then nobody can remember the spelling, even though used simple words but hard to remember for numbers and hyphens on the domain name. 

So keep this in your mind never ever use the complex things in your domain name. 

7. Not too similar to competing for domain names 

Many bloggers register similar blog names because they found that the blog is very popular. But ultimately they will lose visitors. 

In 2018, I have found a blog name similar to my domain name. And sharing tech, blogging tips, PC tips, android, and so on. 
  • bloggerspices.com 
But after running a few months this blog has been shutdown. Probably that clone domain name wasn’t able to attract visitors. And for following broad niche this site unable to pull visitors. 

So we should avoid registering a similar domain name. 

Let’s have a look similar blog name example: 
  • bloggerspice.com 
  • bloggerspices.com 
  • bloggerspice4u.com 
Though the spelling is different pronunciation is almost similar. For this reason, visitors easily become confused and skip that blog. 

8. Not a Violation of Someone else’s Trademark 

Trademark is a very sensitive factor in the case of domain selection. If your domain is similar to a popular domain then you may get a penalty. So don't violate someone's copyright

Not a violation of someone else’s trademark


Generally, people violate this kind of name by adding an extra character within the existing one. Such as- 
  • Original domain name - starmovie.com 
  • Violating domain name - starmovies.com
This is happening in the case of a national or international biggest domain sites. Using this type of trademarked and copyrighted domain name could result in huge legal action, even your domain may get banned or take away by the domain registrar. 

9. Use an appropriate domain name extension. 

A domain suffix refers to the last part of your domain name. 

For example, 

The “.com” domain suffix was preferred and this suffix most commonly used and it gives a more influential impression than less widely used domain suffixes. 

The “.net” domain suffix is likely second in popularity and derived from Internet infrastructure sites. 

The “.org,”, “.gov,” and “.edu” suffixes are also popular domains, where “.org” is commonly used for non-profit organizations; 

.gov domain suffix only suitable for government office; and .edu domain suffix widely used for educational facilities, universities, or programs. 

You must use an appropriate suffix, thus users can easily understand your domain. Here are some facts about commonly used domain suffix: 

  • .com: Most popular for a commercial company, and community. 
  • .org: commonly used for non-profit and non-commercial organizations 
  • .co : a short form for the company, commerce, and community. 
  • .info : This is suitable for informational sites. 
  • .net : technical, Internet infrastructure sites. 
  • .biz : business or commercial use, like e-commerce sites. 
  • .photography: for a photography site, mostly used by photographer 
  • .me : blogs, resumes, or personal sites. 

There are also other suffixes:
  • .aero 
  • .asia 
  • .coop 
  • .eu 
  • .travel 
  • .pro 
  • .mob 
  • .tv 
  • .cat 
  • .jobs 
  • .tel 
  • .nyc 
  • .guru 
And more recently .xxx etc. 

10. Domain name for targeting your area 

If you are planning to target an audience from a specific geographical location or any local area then you should choose a domain name that targets a specific area. 

For targeting a geographic location or specific country domain suffix can be used like below: 
  • .au : This suffix used for Australia. 
  • .us : This suffix used for the United State of America. 
  • .bd : This suffix used for Bangladesh. 
  • .in : This suffix used for India. 
  • .br : This suffix used for Brazil. 
Local business owner, consider including city or state in their domain name to make it easy for local customers to find and remember. Example: 
  • NewYorkHomeAppliance.com 
But not you can use a more isolated way to address your local business. You can use domain suffix like 
  • .boston 
  • .vegas 
These domain suffixes are likely to find a local business. 

Pro Tricks to Search and Find A New Domain Name 

There are some different ways you can use to search and find your desire domain name. These pro tricks can solve your problem easily. 

But first of all, you have to go through the domain name provider site where you can purchase a domain for checking which domain name is available. 

Your desired domain name may not available or already purchased by other people. 

I am giving you a few tips that how you can pick the perfect domain name even it has already sold. 

Suppose you want to start a blog with blogging tips and tutorial related topics, and then follow the simple method from below: 
  • Blogger + Familiar word 
  • Familiar word + Blog 
  • Familiar word + Tech 
Example: www.bloggerspice.com 

If your desire name has already booked then add an extra word at the beginning or end of your domain name. 

  • Word + Blogger + Familiar word 
  • Familiar word + Blog + Word 
  • Familiar word + Tech + Word 

Example: www.BloggerMoney.com 

You can also buy a domain similar to a popular domain name but by using a different domain suffixes. 

Suppose www.DomainName.com here .com has booked so keep the same name and go for- 
  • www.DomainName.net 
  • www.DomainName.org 
  • www.DomainName.info 
Besides this, you can obtain a popular domain by adding a national suffix. 

For example in the case of Bangladesh domain suffix would be .bd and it will look like the below address: 
  • www.DomainName.com.bd 
So if you want to buy a domain with a geographical suffix then your domain name will come with a geo suffix. Similarly, for the American suffix, it would be like below: 
  • www.bloggerspice.com.us 
Here .us indicates that this is an American domain. 

Same as Pakistani domain suffix .pk 

Indian domain suffix .in etc. 

Besides this, you can obtain the same blog name by adding hyphens ( - ) between blog names, but this is not recommended. 

A Pakistan based popular blog’s domain name is mybloggertricks.com and an Indian blogger already clone that domain by using hyphens- 
  • myblogger-tricks.com. 
So I hope you will now able to choose your preferred domain name. And remember that the minimum 4 characters you can use in the domain name. 

If you have some unique domain name ideas then try to keep it short that can be easily recalled. 

From my point of view, 

Choosing a unique domain name is better than copying or cloning others' domain names because a unique domain grows quickly. And the original domain name always gets priority in search engines and visitors. 

Wrap it up 

This elaborate guideline definitely helps you to choose your desire domain name. 

Generally, Domain names sell quickly, so as soon as you get the domain name idea, register it with a domain name provider. 

If you don’t get your desire domain name then most of the domain name provider will suggest alternate names during your domain search. 

the domain name provider will suggest alternate names during your domain search.

In addition, suggest a similar domain name with different domain suffix to help you find the perfect domain name. 
MDL says: 9/08/2013

thanks for this rabbi... i am doing a research for domain that i will use...
and if you have suggestion of cheap but reliable domain provider..can you give me a message...
thanks and goodluck for our blogging... :)

BloggerSpice says: ADMIN 9/09/2013

Hi Dewey you can buy domain from GoDaddy or Ask For a Host..link has given with site logo in my blog credit section. click on it and buy domain from anyone. Because those are most reliable. If you buy domain from GoDaddy then you don't have to setup custom domain manually.

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