Majority of good domain names are taken – one-word, two-word and three-word domains. Consequently, if you don’t want to go for the new generic domain extensions, you have to be very creative in registering a catchy name for your new business. Since the qualities of a great domain name include being easy to spell, memorable and available, I will show you how to register catchy domains in today’s extremely competitive environment.
Creativity is the watchword when registering a new domain name. You should come up with different names so that if one is taken, you can rely on another. When your choice name is taken, you can add a prefix or suffix to it in order to make it unique. For example, if ‘shoes.com’ is taken, you can go for ‘uniqueshoes.com’ or ‘shoesforall.com’. You should just make sure that your keyword is included in the name.
Furthermore, if you are targeting a specific country with your business, you should make use of the ccTLD (country code top-level domain) of the country. Examples of ccTLDs are .uk (United Kingdom), .us (United States), .de (Germany), .ng (Nigeria), .cn (China), .br (Brazil), .in (India), .ke (Kenya) and so on. This will also give you an edge over your competitors because search engines will quickly detect from your URL that you are servicing a particular country.
In addition, buying a domain name like a pro involves getting a great deal from a reputable registrar. It is important to register your domains at the cheapest possible price. Since you are definitely going to register multiple names for one website, due to security issues (read Why You Need Multiple Domain Names For One Website ), you need the cheapest prices so that your expenses will be greatly reduced.