30 Second Article on Choosing a Domain Name
Your domain name has to be easy to say.
You can buy your domain for about $15 a year. If you don’t want your registration info to be public (name, address, and email) then you can buy privacy services for a bit more.
Buy the .com if you can, and if the .com is taken, and goes to a business that’s like yours, then find another name. If you get the .net, or add a dash, your customers will go to the .com site, and it won’t be you.
Say your web address a few times to make sure it’s easy on the phone.
Avoid the funny extensions unless it’s really easy to say, or you have a reason for it. For example .biz, .info, .ws, …
Get the common spelling errors. You can forward them to your real web site.
Buy your Domain yourself:
Some suggestions – make sure you will have your email address for many years. If it’s a local internet provider, and there is a chance you may move or change provides, get an address you can keep long term.