Today in the world of Tech. ‘Domain’ is something you will be hearing a lot on. Ever wonder What it means? and What’s to it? Why it’s becoming Fancier Day By Day??? Here’s your answer to all of your Questions.
Q) What is a Web Domain?
- A web domain is an actual presence of one being on the Internet, such as a web page. A web domain name is a substitute that replaces the Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP are rather confusing and are a set of integer values which are troubled to remember and seeing one you may confuse with the other. So to the simplest Web Domain is the process of rendering and redirecting your source to you.
- For example, we can replace the IP address 18.104.22.168 with a domain name such as www.google.com
- Making the translation from an IP address to a domain name is accomplished through the Domain Name System (DNS). Using our previous example, you can see that it is much easier to remember the domain name than the IP address.
Things to Consider before Opting for a Domain
- Before getting the word out you wanna know of things that stands out. So here are a few things to help you stand out from the other crowds.
1. Choose a Domain Name
- One of the most important decisions in establishing an online presence is choosing a domain name. The right domain name for your website is important, for both your target audience and search engines
- Even if you plan on optimizing the site for search engines, you still want a domain name that people can remember, type and look for. Avoid odd spellings of words, multiple hyphens or other characters, numbers and so forth. Anyone hearing your domain name should know how to type it without you having to say things such as “the number 4” and “dash-dash.”
3. Avoid Slang’s
- Try to avoid slang terms and instead pick something meaningful. This will also help your domain name be understood and remembered by non-native speakers. This strategy will help both the Local and International Viewers.
4. Short & Sweet
- Longer domain names are harder to remember and given the scenario it’s tougher to pronounce and misspelled often. Here it goes with the term “Make it short, Make it Sweet”. If you have a single word you really like and is not available, try adding an adjective or verb in front of it and seeing if those variations are available. Think of your domain name as part of your brand, and make sure it matches how you want people to think of you.
5. Aim for higher domain
- Most people assume a domain name ends in .com so if you buy a domain name with one of the other extensions (.net, .info, .org, etc.), you’ll have some extra work to get people to remember that your site has a different extension. Don’t automatically assume you should only buy domains with .com but having one doesn’t hurt. So if possible aim for the higher ones, though. Many sites have done quite well with other extensions.
- Don’t go for domains that are just a variation of another domain name. This means avoiding plurals if the singular is taken (mediatemple.net vs. mediatemples.net) adding “my” or some other preposition. Go for something unique that people look for. Alternately, you might consider buying these variations yourself and set them up so that if someone types one of the variations, they are redirected to your main site.
7. Hyphens a mixed bag
- Using hyphens to separate words in a domain name makes it easier to read and makes it somewhat easier for search engines to recognize the individual words. However, people often forget about the hyphens when they type domain names. If you do use hyphens in your name, don’t go for a domain with more than three hyphens. It’s just too messy.
8. Avoid numbers
- Avoid having numbers in your domain name. People can get confused about whether the numbers is a digit (3) or a word (three). If you want a number in your domain name because there’s a number in your company name, buy both versions (digit and word) and redirect one to the other. Be especially wary about using the number “0” in a domain name as people may see it as the letter “O.”
9. Availability on social media
- When you have a name picked out, go see if that word or phrase is available on social media sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and Tumblr. Even if you don’t plan on using social media right away, you’ll want to have the option when you’re ready, and it’s easiest if you can use the same phrase on each site.