Blogging Tip# 4
Whether your domain name is:supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
.com or LOL.com choosing a domain name can be as difficult as choosing a blog hosting site. You might say, why is domain name choosing difficult, just go with what your blog is about. True! But like many people sometimes we have problems remember web addresses, and the simpler it is the better… Remember KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)
, well this is one of those times where you’ll want to use KISS. Short and sweet is a lot easier to remember, or if you are going for a long name, keep it simple and catchy. Like unfollowdiddy.net not too long, not too short, catchy and memorable. Also, nakedwithsockson.com, a long name, yet simple and catchy.
When I first purchased my domain for KMP
last year, my domain name was KeepMePostedBlog.com, I was mad at myself for this domain name, it was too long, but I wanted people to know what KMP stood for, then something terrible happened to my blog and I was forced to buy a new domain if I wanted to continue my blog. That’s where KMPBlog.com
came into place, and I love it, it is easy to remember and very simple. You can also have your name as your domain name, like www.RobertOrtiz.net if your site is personal and about you, or if you want to brand yourself. Try to avoid domain names that includes Underscore, dashes, numbers, etc… These tend to be difficult to remember. Here’s a list of Domain Suffixes you can use depending on your site:
||United States (see below)
||Designed for Mobile Phones
*Info gathered from: The Help Center
Where do you purchase a domain?
I use GoDaddy.com, $10/yr Blogger has an option where you can purchase your domain via their site, that way your blog posts will be on your new domain page. I highly recommend that. I hope you have found this information helpful. Keep me posted if you’ve purchased a domain name and some of your tips.
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