|Choosing a Domain for your Website
What you choose to be your website's domain is very important. Having a quality domain will make your website much easier to find in a Google search, and easier to remember and navigate to directly via the address bar. So how do you make sure that your domain name is ideal? We have collected some tips to help you chose a top tier domain name!
Guidelines for Choosing your Domain Name
Try brainstorming potential ideas for your domain. If you're having trouble coming up with good candidates, you can try out a domain generator such as Lean Domain Search, which will generate a variety of keywords and attach them to a keyword you enter. Once you have some decent candidates, compare them and see how well each of them matches the above criteria.
Registering your Domain
To register a custom domain, go to godaddy.com and enter the domain you’d like. If that domain is available, GoDaddy will then provide you with a price for that domain. If it is not available, GoDaddy will provide a list of similar domains. You can also sort results by domain extension (e.g. .com, .org) if you have a preference for particular extensions. Domains are usually inexpensive, with many costing less than $10. However, popular domains can cost thousands of dollars! If your first choice domain turns out to cost more than you can afford, you can usually find a slightly different domain, or one with a different extension that is much cheaper.
Managing your Website
Once you have chosen your domain name, you are ready to start building your site. You can easily create a website for free using Member.buzz!
To learn more about the process of setting up your own custom domain on Member.buzz, see Custom Domains.