Choosing a domain name is not easy. There are multiple routes that you can take for domains and they usually depend on what type of site you are building. It took me awhile to choose techiemoney.com. For example, if I’m building a Blog on a reputable topic and I’m offering a lot of value, then I probably should pick a brandable domain that people can remember. The domains that I use for Minisites, however, are not as pretty. They have a lot of words in them and they often end in .net or .org instead of the more popular .com.
The reason for this is that you get a ‘boost‘ in search engines if you have all the words that you are targeting in your domain. The other reason is that the .com isn’t always available. Google only gives you a slight boost, but having all the keywords in your URL helps you greatly in Yahoo and Bing. Yahoo and Bing do get less traffic than Google but they can still send you targeted visitors that buy what you have to offer. Bing visitors are actually much more willing to spend money than any other search engine visitor based on my experience.
If the key phrase I have chosen was ’stop panic attacks’ then I would try to get stoppanicattacks.com. If the .com for your key phrase is not available then some domain name options I think you should consider include:
…and so on. If you can get the .com that’s excellent, if you can get something close to that then that’s great. There are hundreds of websites online where you can buy domain names.
The reason I use Godaddy is that it offers the best value for your money. They do have .99 cent domain names with certain codes. However, a .info domain will only cost you $2.98 without any promos. I personally don’t like using .info domains as they look spammy to me. I also believe that search engines devalue them very slightly; my reasoning behind this is that one day not long ago, all .info’s disappeared from Google’s index.
Do you ever think they would make such a big mistake with .com’s or .net’s? I don’t think so. Either way, there are .info’s that rank well, I just prefer not to use them. You can pay via PayPal or your Credit Card, and they’ve been around for years so you can trust them with your money. I personally have over 30 domains with Godaddy and have used them for a number of years so I would definitely recommend them when your purchasing domains to be hosted.