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, .co.uk…] 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 www.google.com, www.facebook.com, www.ebay.com, 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 and may sell it somewhere else – I suggest choosing 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.

Exclusive Offer: The good thing is that if you’ve never registered a domain name with them, you can benefit from the following good deal: 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 other domain names.

Let's say you tried “Smarthouse” into the search bar but unfortunately it’s already taken.

It’s not a problem at all because you can add to it some suffixes, prefixes or words to make it original.

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

To make it original let's add the word “future” to "Smarthouse" 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 for your business. For that, don't rush, have a cup of coffee, take your time, and think about some words related to your business or website content and then try to come up with a good name, try multiple combinations until you find a good domain name.

In the following lines, I'm going to share with you some tricks used by professional domain registrators.

Domain Name Ideas



Putting words together: like Facebook, YouTube
Writing short phrases: like MySpace, SecondLife, StumbleUpon
Slogans: like justdoit.com(Nike)
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 del.icio.us

While on Checkout Page


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

Exclusive Offer: 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.
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

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