Your choice for your website's domain can be extremely crucial. Having a quality domain will make your website much easier to find via a google search and to remember and navigate to directly via the address bar. So how do you make sure that your domain name is ideal? Here are a few guidelines for choosing your domain:
You should try to brainstorm potential ideas for your domain. If you're having trouble coming up with 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, a few more desirable domains can cost many 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 a Member.buzz:
To learn more about the process of setting up your own custom domain on Member.buzz, see Custom Domains.