When choosing a domain name for your new website or blog, it is wise to choose a domain name that will have one of more keywords in them.
This is one of the “search engine optimization” (SEO) things that will eventually help your site in terms of search engine rankings.
If your name is Billy Bob Butterworth and you want to create a website on “How to build a website,” you can search for available domain names with keywords or keyword phrases that people would use on Google.
People would type these phrases into Google when searching for tips and info that would help them build a website.
Now, unless you’ve done some massive marketing campaign that splattered your name all over the place, people WON’T be typing into Google-
Now, of course, you can really name your website anything you want to as long as you consistently load it up with awesome and helpful or insightful content, optimize it properly for search engines, and work on continually growing your traffic/readership, then your search engine ranking should increase organically by it’s own merit without the help of a domain with keywords in it.
Just keep in mind that you will be building an online business and a good name is essential.
I have been registering domain names since the late nineties and have used many different registrars to register my domain names. Sometimes even hosting companies have specials where they give you a domain free if you purchase hosting.
I’ve used roughly 10 different companies over the years, but the best registrar company so far (based on my own experience) is GoDaddy.com.
At one point, I had over 300 domains in my account before realizing that I will never get around to developing 300 plus websites so I let many of them go. Wishful thinking.
Go Daddy has evolved over the years and now offer so many services that it is hard to keep track of.
The process of registering a domain name with Go Daddy is simple, just be aware that they have many “upsells” before you get to the point where you submit your payment information.
You most likely don’t need all of the extra things that they will offer you, but you I’ll leave that up to you to decide.
- I have been with GoDaddy.com for years and intend on staying with them. I highly recommend that you check them out for registering domain names. Click here–> Special Sale! 35% off .com domains at GoDaddy.com!.
- If you have many website domain names that you want to register at one time (at least more than 5 domain names), then you will qualify for their “bulk” pricing. The more you register, the cheaper the price. Click here–> for Go Daddy Bulk Domain Registration
As far as hosting your website with Godaddy, I don’t really recommend them at this point. I used to have 2 hosting accounts with them and was really unsatisfied with what they offered on shared hosting.
Also, for their shared hosting, it’s not as easy and user friendly as hosting companies that use the standard cpanel administration panel.
Needless to say, I’v transferred my websites to other recommend website hosting companies that I have used and do currently use.