Create a Domain Name Easily – Your Unique Online Identity

Let’s face it. We all love to stand out be it spectacularly or modestly. We just want that uniqueness that’s distinctly us. This is even more important online. There are hundreds of thousands of websites with amazing content, each leaving their own impression upon us. Nevertheless, as you comb through tens if not hundreds of websites in a day, Stand out from the crowdweek or month, you’ll gradually remember some more easily than others. If you carefully work backwards, you’ll realize that those with short precise addresses were easier to remember. That’s what this article is all about. A simple walk though on how to create a domain name easily, one that will give you that unique personal identity online and help you to stand out from the crowd.

A good name sells

Why should you create your own domain name anyway? After all, there are loads of popular sites today that will offer you a free sub domain (yourname.popularsite2019.com) and have you up and running under thirty minutes. The reason is simple; popularsite2019 may be your go-to for all your online needs now but there’s no saying what your tastes will be in one or five years time. However, your own unique name will stick with you through the trends, highs and lows.

So let’s say you choose to set up yourname.com today and work diligently and hard at making it all about you, yourbusiness, your passions, yourhobby. Five years down the road, it would have gained popularity and authority as the go-to place on the internet for you, yourbusiness, your passions, yourhobby. Best of all, you would have built it up through all the trends, highs and lows and as such, made it distinctly stand out as a good name; the go-to for loads of like-minded people. And there you have it, you’d have spent five years making and selling your own good name, other than popularsite2019‘s.

Keep it simple

Keep-it-simple-yellow-flowerSo how do you go about creating a good domain name. The first tip is to always keep it simple. The shorter the better. This is not to take any credit away from domain names such as howiwalkedtotheendoftheworldandbackintwentyyears.com but here’s the catch. In the event that you forget whether they walked or ran or whether it was in twenty or ten years you’re toast. Now imagine if either you or the site owner made a grammatical error while typing out or creating the domain name, finding a needle in ten haystacks would be easier.

The key therefore is to keep it as simple and as short as possible. The easiest option will always be yourownname.com if it’s still available, you are in business. If its for a brand or hobby and the name is already taken, don’t despair. Every brand has a feeling or sensation attached. Try defining your brand or hobby with fastbrand.com coolhobby.com hotname.com. Keep trying until you find the perfect match.

Ride the wave

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A quick search of the most popular top-level domains shows that .com and .org sites carry the day. Over 45% of domain names in the world are .com while over 4.5% are .org. To put this into context, if you were in a room of a hundred people, Slightly over 45 of them would have their last name as .com and about 5 of them would have theirs as .org. Supposing that you walked into the room without a last name and your objective was to get found easily by those outside the room, what name would you chose? I’d personally choose .com as my last name to meet my objective.

By choosing a .com or .org, you would have hitched a ride on the popularity wave and would have guaranteed yourself more chances of being spotted; even randomly, by anyone who peers into the room.

There are so many domain registrars and resellers out there but my personal choice is Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteRubix domain registration platform. It’s simple to use and has a great support team in the event that you need any help. You will have to create a free account to access the domain registration platform.

Think long-term

thinking-girlFads and trends are great. You have loads of people talking about the same thing at the same time. This is an easy way to gain quick popularity for your domain name or make a quick sale. That notwithstanding, a newer and catchier trend will soon hit the scene and just as night follows day, the crowds will melt away in search of the hot new kid.

It is therefore essential that you avoid creating your domain name based on anything that’s time bound. It is important to think long-term right from the onset. Choose a name that is evergreen; one that can stand the test of time. Movies are great and chart-topping blockbusters are even greater. However, as soon as the next blockbuster is set for release, the countdown starts and soon the tables are turned. However, deep down there is that one movie that you can never get enough of. You will watch it over and over again without tiring and discover something new each time. Those are the qualities of evergreen. Think of eliciting the same feeling when creating your domain name.

Believe That You’ll Grow

boy-with-a-hatA great domain name is like a great tree; once it is firmly rooted in the ground it will grow numerous branches that take its height to a whole new level each day. Always think of your domain name as a parent that will one day have children. If such a parent had the option of building their own house, their blueprint would have loads of free spaces and in addition to the more common lounge, dining and kitchen spaces.

As you create your domain name create an entity that will be able to incorporate all those light bulb moments. Leave room for expansion. Do not let your new ideas feel orphaned. Think evergreenmovies.com not moviesofsummer1970.com. That way, you will be able to accommodate any great movie you find despite the year it was released.

A good asset appreciates

Your domain name is virtual real estate; your own unique location on the internet. Depending on who moves in next door or who seeks to buy up your entire neighborhood, your property value can skyrocket overnight. Just like the value of a good property appreciates over time, the value of your short, simple, future-looking domain name will appreciate over time. It very important that you are convinced right from the start that you are investing in a great asset and you will surely reap the corresponding value.

16 thoughts on “Create a Domain Name Easily – Your Unique Online Identity”

  1. Great article, when I bought my domain I picked the name because I thought it was cool, but will definitely read this again for my next website as it’s got some awesome ideas.

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  2. It is interesting how domain name works. Aside from buying your own name as a domain name like what they do here in wealthy affiliate, what kind of domain names would you recommend buying? 

    I like the long-term thinking strategy you are suggesting, just like investing in stocks, you have to think long term.

    How many domain names have you bought?

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    • Hi Karl, wealthy affiliate does offer great tips on buying niche-specific domain names. Besides that, I’d recommend buying keyword domain names that elicit emotion. I’ve had ideas of a few of these like picturesque dot com and even checked its availability. However, I didn’t buy it and the next time I checked, it had been snapped up! I’ve bought less than 5 domains in all so far.

      We are Blessed.

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  3. Thank you for such a superb article that you have created on how to create a domain name easily.

    mistakes made from domain names can cause a person to start over with trying to bring up another domain name in just a just while. that is why domain names should not be restricted to a particular season.

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    • You are welcome. We all make mistakes as we start out with buying our domain names but what’s important is that we learn from them. That’s a precise observation. Seasonal domain names will only last as long as the season. Thanks for your comment.

      We are Blessed.

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  4. Thank you very much for helping with this article to enable us select our domain name right.

    the aspect of picking a domain name is one that took my time as what i wanted was not available and it will be a bad thing to invest so much time and energy into creating something worth while and then wiping it all off with a bad domain name. thank you for sharing this.

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    • Thanks too for the comment. I’m glad that you found the article useful in as far as creating a domain name is concerned. All the best.

      We are Blessed. 

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  5. Aloha,

    I totally agree with you that a good name sells.

    I’ve been working online for 4 years now and I’ve come across many different brand names and domain names.

    The ones that pop out are the ones I would usually click on.

    Keeping it simple is a key factor as well because people don’t want to get confused.

    Thank you for sharing this.

    I’ll keep this in mind when I create my new domain.

    Thanks.

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    • Aloha Lorenz, thanks for sharing your 4 years experience about what stands out for you in terms of domain names. All the best with your future choices.

      We are Blessed.

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  6. Hello there! This is an awesome article you’ve got here. I totally agree with you on everything you’ve written especially the one that talks about; thinking more and for long helps to me creative which is true!

    Thank you very much for sharing this with me, I’ve learnt a lot from this article.

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  7. Awesome wrteup you have created on how to create a domain name easily.I must say that creating a good domian isn’t that easy as Mistakes made from domain names can cause a person to start over with trying to bring up another domain name in just a just while, therefore one must chose carefully a good domain…If you do really find it difficult getting a good domain I will recommend wealthy affiliate to you, where you can be trained and tutored on how to get a nice doman and much more…
    Thanks for sharing your view on domain creation

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    • Thanks too for your recommendation Evans. Wealthy Affiliate does offer some great tips on how to choose a domain name for your online business.

      We are Blessed.

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  8. Helo dear, nice article on create a domain name easily, your unique online identity. The concept of creating or selecting a good domain name cannot be over emphasized. A good domain name goes a very long way in affecting our business online. When I was selecting my domain I made sure that it kept it very simple so as not to get people confused and it’s really been great all along.

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