Three tips to get a good domain name

Yes, a website starts with a domain name, the URL of your website.  Most of the time this is the name of your company. But sometimes you need to find another domain name because somebody else has the same name that you have in mind.

These are my three tips to get a good domain name.

Don’t make your name too long. 

If your domain name is too long, it’s too hard for people to type it into their browser. That means people won’t visit your site and won't know what awesomeness you have to offer them. I could have chosen the following domain name for my academy: www.wanderfulassistantsacademy.com. But this name is not only too long but also too difficult to remember. So I went with www.wanderfulacademy.com. It means the same thing, but it’s much easier to remember.

Be creative and memorable. 

I love to travel and I knew, when I started my business, I wanted to let people know this. One of the reasons I have my own businesses is to have the freedom to travel. I also thought of a name that was already taken. I’m trying to come up with it, but because the names I use know are so me, I have no idea what it was. 

I have a serious case of Wanderlust, so the names Wanderful Assistant for my virtual assistant business and Wanderful Academy for my academy are the best names for my businesses. They are creative and definitely memorable.

Say it out loud a thousand times.

You can be as creative as you want, but make sure when you pronounce it people will know and remember it. So, once you come up with a name keep saying it out loud. Not ten times, but a thousand times.

  • 2 April, 2021

Marit Verlaat

Empowering introverted female entrepreneurs to change the world by creating their own Squarespace website.

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