How to Choose a Domain Name for your Website: Quick & Easy!

Make a Website: How to Choose a Domain Name - Clevious

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is the name of your website followed by an extension like [.com, .net,…] etc.

Every website has a unique name that identifies it on the World Wide Web.

Visitors remember the name (domain name) of their favorite websites in order to view them on their browsers whenever they want to by typing the “www” dot (.) website’s name dot (.) extension [com or net or org…], such as,,, etc.

Getting a Domain Name

In order to have a domain name for your website, you should buy one from a company called a domain registrar. The company will register your domain name for a period between 1 and 10 years for an average price of $10 a year.

If you really would like to not lose your domain name knowing the fact that small companies may disappear after a short period of time – your domain name may end up sold somewhere else – I suggest using a very well-known domain name registrar company.

I recommend using GoDaddy. I have tried it and am very satisfied with their services.

GoDaddy is an American domain registrar company and a hosting service serving millions of customers worldwide.

Registering a domain name on Godaddy is fast and easy and their customer service is available 24/7.

The good thing is that if you’ve never registered a domain name with them, you can benefit from the following good deal – for my blog readers: You can get a domain name today for $0.99 only for the first year by visiting the following link: Click Here.

Registering a Domain Name - an Example

When you open the link, you will see a search bar. You can use that search bar to search for the availability of your domain name. If the domain name is already taken, GoDaddy will let you know and suggests you other domain names.

We tried “smarthouse” into the search bar, a domain name that best represents a business that sells smart devices which turn an ordinary house into a smart house; however, it’s already taken.

It’s not a problem because we can add some suffixes, prefixes or even words in order to make an original name.

Bear in mind that a good domain name is a name which is short, catchy, and easy to remember.

We can add a word to “smarthouse” like “future” and see if it works.

Luckily, our domain is available and it’s ready to be bought.

Choosing a domain name is a very important step in websites creations. For that, have a cup of coffee, take your time, and think about some words related to your business or website contents and then try to come up with a good name, try multiple combinations until you find a good domain name.

Domain Name Ideas

The following examples may help you have a good idea of how to choose a domain name:

Putting words together: like Facebook, YouTube
Writing short phrases: like MySpace, SecondLife, StumbleUpon
Slogans: like
Combining parts of words: like Microsoft, Wikipedia
Misspelling words: like Flickr, Digg
Change or add letters to words: like iPhone, iTunes
Invent new words: like Clevious, Etsy
Words from other languages: like Joomla
Constituting words with unusual extensions: like

While on Checkout Page

Before getting the domain name, and while on checkout page, GoDaddy may ask you to buy other services like the Web Hosting Service and the Whois-guard (privacy protection – which is a service that will hide your domain name information to the World Wide Web); you’d better buy them all at once and stop worrying about how to link a domain name to a host: it will be automatically set up.

The good news is that when you get a hosting service with the domain name at the same time, the domain name will be free and you’ll pay for the web host only.

In this case, you can get a further 30% off on your order by visiting the following link: Click Here; then click to see your cart again.
Related: If you'd like to know how to create a website from scratch using WordPress, you can read the following article: How to Create a Website: The Easiest and Quickest Way