Domain name searching: It’s not at all easy to find a domain name of your choice quickly. Problems & Solutions
So what’s the plan ? Why am I asking this ? Because you are going to buy a new domain that’s why you are searching. So, obviously you are planning to start something interesting, right ?
May be you are planning to start your own blog or you are going to start a new website for getting consulting gigs or may be you are starting your own company for which you need a website and as a first step you are planning to buy a proper domain name.
There may have many more reasons but the point is starting a website is not at all a tough job but getting a domain name of your choice is really tough now a days.
Mainly the stage which comes before buying a domain & that is domain name searching.
Because in this edge website has become the primary identity irrespective of what you do. Whether you’re an individual or any business owner, whoever you are, there can be many reasons for which you can start your site.
As more people are starting their websites, so it’s becoming more tough to find your preferred domain name.
Just few days back I was talking to a friend of mine who is a UI designer by profession, from long time he was saying that he wants to create his portfolio site for himself.
And I was trying to convince him that he should definitely start a blog where will be a section called portfolio. Because a portfolio with blog carries a solid weight than just portfolio.
So I was telling him, you know now a days getting a domain name of your choice is really tough and he got my point when we really started to search. After 3 hrs of rigorous search, trying different combination of words at last got one good domain name by tweaking his choices.
That’s the point. Domain name searching, it’s a very vital phase. So you need to search smartly.
Here I am giving you an example. Let’s say you are searching for a domain name called “www.xyz.com”. Here you may face three most common problems.
1. Not getting the exact word you want
Let’s consider you want a name like “mycrazydreams” as an example. But the problem is, you are thinking that you have chosen or thought out a unique name.
But everyday many more like you at any corner of the world are starting their dream website, so this name may have already been taken which you never know. So don’t finalize any thing before giving a search.
The best way is try something unique or different or something at random not anything common. Now you may ask, is there any guarantee that the name is not already be taken ? No.
I am just telling you, don’t just stick to one name. At first sought out at least 4 to 5 names then start searching. If you get among one of the names you have decided then it’s fine otherwise do some research and find out something on the fly. How ?
Look in the dictionary, try synonyms or similar words or search over the web for some more inspiration.
2. Not getting the combination of words that you want
It’s also can be another scenario. Suppose you want to start a site on fashion and you have decided that fashion will the main keyword in your domain name and with it you will combine one another word which will fulfill it, like “strtfashion”, “fashionbucket” etc.
So in this case you will find that whatever word you are thinking with fashion are already taken. Then ?
Now the solution is mix and match different words in the time of search which are cool, catchy, a bit different and which signify your thought.
As an example, let’s say you are not getting the word bucket with fashion so if you want to keep the word bucket then find words close to that and choose one among them. In this scenario you have to be flexible.
Don’t worry. Try it you will get your domain name.
3. You are not getting the preferred extension available with your chosen name
This scenario can also come. Just consider after rigorous search you have got your chosen domain name but now the problem is you want .com but with that name .com is not available. So ?
Remember your domain name searching will not complete until you find and proper name with extension.
So the best way is from the very beginning start searching domain name with preferred extension keep in mind. each time when you are searching a name, check whether it’s available with the preferred extension or not.
Obviously when you are searching a domain name, you are searching with it’s domain name extension, but please check each time whether the name you are choosing it’s available with the extension or not.
In this way the search will be more complete.
So these are the common problems that you may face in domain name searching, So keep looking by keeping the above mentioned points in mind.
So ? have a happy domain name searching & let me know about your experience.