Finding a good domain name can take a while, but don’t be discouraged. My recommendation is to pick a domain name that is short, sweet and brandable. Don’t get too overly complex about it. Let’s say for example that you are looking to start a blog about the fitness industry, you may want to use a domain like dailydosefit.com. Otherwise, you can simple use your name as the domain name such as KeithPatterson.com.
The goal is to pick a domain name that is:
#1 – Create a catchy domain name
#2 – Easy to remember
#3 – Is related to what you’re building, if possible.
Should I get a .com, .net, .org? Does it make a difference?
Sort of. First of all the domain extensions are known as TLD’s. the dot com is for companies and is by far the most popular, dot net is for networks and dot org’s are for organizations usually non-profit, etc. So you can use any of the domain names, however to keep it simple a .com works the best. If you’re running a non-profit or charity type of blog, then go ahead and use a .org domain name.
The domain name is just one portion of the set up process, you’re also going to need web hosting. Now you can purchase a domain name from a domain registrar, which would cost you about $10/year or you could pick a web host that bundles the domain name in with the hosting service. In the next step I show you how you can kill two birds with one stone and how you can get a FREE domain name registration with your web hosting account.