There are many services like Yahoo, Blogger and WordPress you can use to buy domain names for free. This is okay to use if your blog is for connecting with friends and family. However if you want to make money through the internet, here are some tips for buying domain names.
Free of charge domain names leave you at the company’s mercy. Once they find that they are not happy with your blog, they can just take your blog offline without giving any warnings. So after spending so much time and effort in expanding your business, you find that it is of no use as your site is offline and will not reach the world.
As your business grows, it is but normal that you want to simultaneously increase your name popularity. This is not possible with free domains as you cannot choose the name you want to use. A better option would be to buy a domain and get it registered in your name so that no one else can use the same name for their website and business.
Use keyword phrases for your domain
Now that it is proven that it is better spending for your domain name, you have to use these tips for choosing the right name. The best thing to do to choose your name is to start with keyword research.
You have to pick a list of highly searched keywords in your niche market and try to use the exact keywords as domain names. It’s even better if you use a keyword phrase consisting of keywords and the words most people use in search terms. This will give your website lots of free traffic as your domain is the same search term people use.
Next visit reputed and paying domain registrars to find out if your chosen domain name is available. Most of the time it’s not available; so keep a list of other possible options while carrying out your search. You could make some slight variations to the name; however it will still lead to your traffic getting shared.
Look for other extension options
A better option to consider is using other extensions for your domain name instead of.com like.net or.org. Usually a domain costs about $10 for a year. However if you buy more than one domain name at a time, or buy it for several years, you can get a discount.
However, it is not advised to buy your domain for more than a year at first. You have to confirm that the name you have chosen is indeed a moneymaker which draws traffic to your site. There is no point in paying for a few years of usage of the name, only to find out that it is in no way beneficial to you and your business.
Within a year’s time, you usually get a rough idea about the effectiveness of the name drawing in traffic for your website. Once you are sure you have chosen the right name, you may as well pay for several years of its usage in advance.
With these tips, you find it easy to choose and buy the right domain name for your website.