Definitive Domain Names

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Everything on the internet is located at a unique address which can be identified by a name or a number. Your computer finds different pages by looking them up using their unique numbers, but because these numbers would be hard to remember, the Domain Name System or DNS assigns a unique domain name to these numbers which we can use instead.

Your domain name is therefore a key part of your online address, and is what your visitors will use to find you easily. For example, webthemes’ domain name is webthemes.com.au. Your domain name is unique to you; once you have registered it, nobody else can register the same one for as long as you continue to renew it.

If you’re just about to start a business as well as create your website, use it to your advantage and use the same name. Put in the effort and choose a meaningful name you like.

There are a number of websites which can help you choose a domain name. Wordoid.com and namemesh.com are two of them. With wordoid you can select a language, enter the word and specify whether the domain should start with or end with the word. Namemesh.com uses synonyms and antonyms to help you create unique domain names. It allows you to see common short domains, to mix words, and check related and similar words.

This list of tips may help you in your quest for the ideal domain name:

  • Consider including your location eg wollongongwheels.com.au
  • Try and include key words – words which people will use in a search engine to look for your kind of product or service. A good example is freshflowers.com.au
  • If you’re into quirky, you can pick up a name like untravelled.com.au for a travel agency or travel blog.
  • Of course, you’re allowed to use something not in the dictionary like stopsy.com. Remember, Google seemed a strange word once.
  • Try to avoid names where words collide and confuse, like criminallaw.com.au (contains the word all) and melbourneatwork.com.au (contains the word neat)
  • Good ones with no collisions are newyorker.com and happycampers.com.au