Choosing the right domain name for your idea or business can be tricky, especially when you do not know all the criteria, so don’t. Just follow these basic tips.
For the record and technical points;
- Domain = mygreatwebsite.com
- URL = https:// mygreatwebsite.com
Do I need a .co.za or .com? If your target market is South Africa and only South Africa, grab your self a .co.za, and also grab your self the .com as well. Making the primary domain a .co.za will show clients instantly that you’re a South African based business. Having the .com as well picks up the stranglers and mistakes while ensuring your national or international competition cant nab it up.
Keywords and SEO? It is always a good idea to get your keywords into your domain name, especially near the start. Google will probably give you a few extra brownie points for that one.
Keep It short and sweet. Don’t make it too long, or else it gets confusing, and becomes annoying.
Make it memorable, by making it easy to say and spell. Try not to include words that are often misspelt or tricky to spell.
Stay away from those pesky special characters. “Is the hyphon the one in the middle or bottom?”