Mod 1: Domain Name Selection

Hello again and welcome to Module 1 – Lessons 1 and 2 “Brainstorming Names”.

You are going to learn the best way of selecting a domain name for your website.

In this module we will be covering the following:

  1. Mod 1: Domain name selection.
    1. Lesson 1: Brainstorming names.
      1. Vision, purpose of site (blog, store, service biz, etc?).
      2. Simple to understand.
      3. Avoid homonyms like 4, four, for.
      4. Avoid dashes.
      5. Shorter the better.
      6. Domain extensions such as .com, .org, .net, .edu, .gov  etc.
        1. .com is the best, most frequently used and understood by people.
        2. Secure your branded names for the future.
        3. .com is plenty for starting out.
    2. Lesson 2: Brainstorming names.
      1. Branded” domain name, vs “Keyword” domain name.
        1. Keyword domain (tells you what it’s about in the name).
        2. Search engines like Google, Bing, etc send you more traffic when you have a keyword domain name (many times, not always).
      2. Branded domain name:
        1. Google, facebook, Nike, etc.
        2. Gives you a unique, one of kind name.

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