Perfect Domain Names Search
Find a perfect domain name
- Every idea must have a name first… Before going live with your Website or blog take special attention to the domain name that you plan to use and make sure that it will be easy to spell and easy to remember by your audience.
- A domain name can have up to 253 alphanumeric characters (hyphens “-” are also accepted), but you don’t use a domain name longer than 12/15 characters to make your website search engines friendly.
- A domain name should be good enough to “tell it all” about your business in just less than 15 characters. Use 50 up to 70 characters in your title and between 120 to 150 characters in your description meta tag.
- Don’t repeat words more tan twice in your website title and description. Use one singular and one plural of the same term.
- Content is King: fresh and original content is rewarded by search engines, whilst duplicate content gets penalized. Search engines rely mostly on your website content to map your site, so you can wait till you get listed on search engines to see what shows up as a description of your website. Then you can include a description meta tag if you don’t like what search engines are telling about your website.
- Dot com domain name extensions should be your primary choice. As you probably know over one thousand new domain extensions are available as of today, with more to come during this year, but dot com’s are still the internet kings and are still considered a safer option to launch a new website. If you are still interested in one of the new domain extensions (new GTLD’s) avoid cyber squatting on someone else’s traditional GTLD, this can bring you unexpected copyright issues.
- Choosing and hand registering a brand new .com domain name shorter than 10/15 characters that really “tells it all” about your business can be a real challenge, but it’s worth the effort. It’s all about money: a new dot com has a yearly fee of around USD10 per year (list price). Instead if you opt yo buy a preregistered .com you should be prepared to make an investment of hundreds or thousands.
- When searching for a new dot com, you can see suggestions of alternative names that use hyphens and/or numbers embedded within the domain name, and this may sound as a good choice. Always give priority to the “easy to remember” rule.
- Use at least one word in your domain name that is directly related to your contents: i.e. if you are selling web hosting services, try to include the word “host” or “hosting” in the domain name of your choice. This is called an “exact match domain name”, because your future customers looking for such a service will probably use one of these words as their search arguments. Make sure you are not using a copyrighted or trademarked word or part of a brand, even generic words may be copyrighted. Take a look into TESS (The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) and search for the term or word of your choice. If not trademarked or a request was rejected then you can use it.
Choosing The Perfect Domain Name
- Right Name = More Traffic
- A Domain Name For Your Website: If you plan to register a Domain Name and build a Website to earn cash from it online, or get some popularity, then you may want to read this for sure. The first part of making a Website is choosing the Domain Name you will go with: if your choice ends up being a “wrong” domain name, you will most likely get very low traffic (visitors) to your site. Of course, your website contents (provided they are “fresh”, original and/or different) rule most or your traffic, however you may be surprised to learn that an appropriate domain name choice will help boost your traffic coming from organic searches up to 50%. Here you will get some basic information and advice about how to choose the right domain name for your business.
- Using Common Domain Endings: This can be good or bad for you. Common domain endings (CDE) means using domain endings such as: www.xyzpal.com or www.xyztube.com or something like that, where xyz is a word or a few words related to your niche. Here are some examples:
- Downsides: Your visitors will remember the original site. For example, lets say you have designed a video streaming site, and you choose to name it xyztube.com, then people will remember youtube, and simply go to youtube instead. I.e. dailymotion.com was smart choice, that is a good domain name and it has no relevance to youtube, because you don’t want to remind your traffic who your competition is. By choosing a name that ends with “tube”, you are indeed advertising YouTube. Your visitors will also think that your site is a clone site that is nothing more than a “wanna-be.” That is bad for your site’s reputation. If your site happens to be better than the competition, let’s take the YouTube example, your might get sued for Copyright Infringement. Too much work and effort for nothing. Don’t choose a domain that is so much of a “carbon copy”.
- Upsides: If your copying isn’t that bad, then you will take a shortcut to front pages, easily become popular and get hight traffic, because it makes it easy for your visitors to remember the domain name that you have chosen.
- Search Keywords as part of your Domain Name: Many people think that having keywords as part of a domain name is the best option to get top positions in search engines, but it doesn’t work for all domains names.
- Upsides: Using Keywords will make it really easy to have a good PR (Page Rank) and come up high in the list of the first page of search engines. That could never be bad in any way. Keywords also help your visitors remember you WebSite name. If you are looking for cheap domains , then the best choice you will be given by search engines will probably be cheapdomains dot any extension.
- Down sides: Keywords often end up making a site’s domain name really long. Eight is a good number of characters to have in your domain, at max. However, as we see with domainshotdeals.com, the domain name exceeds 8 characters. Because of this, visitors may choose other sites that have the same niche but different and smaller domain names, like domains.com, for example (unfortunately this domain name is already registered). Keywords also seem to make site’s dull. For example, when you want to search for something regardless of where you usually search, you definitely don’t go to search.com do you? Or in other examples, if your searching for a proxy to use, you don’t just go to proxy.com, as its probably filtered on the PC anyways. A common mistake when picking a domain with keywords is registering those that have keywords with dashes: www.xxx-yyy-zzz.com with xxx, yyy, and zzz being three different keywords with hyphens in between (i.e domains-hot-deals-com). These kinds of sites show up quick in search engines, but again, not many people is willing to type hyphens for an organic search, people will probably remember a site with a smaller name in the same niche.
Aged Domains: Domain names for SEO
What is an Aged Domain Name?
Aged domains are domain names that have been previously registered, sometimes many years ago, and its registration period has expired or is close to its expiraton and deletion and are available for purchase or registration by a new owner.
Where can you find and register (or buy) Aged Domains? The vast majority of them can be found at Expired Domains Dot Net, a website where you can search and get important SEO information about this category of domain names. You can search domain names filtered by characters length, exclude domain extensions, exclude names that contain numbers or hyphens, select expiration or deletion date, availability of other domain extensions under the same name and some important information about their current page authority, SEO indicators such as Alexa ranking, number of backlinks, estimated traffic and valuation and more.
You can create your own username and set alarms to get first hand information on domains that add to the list. Every day thousands of domain names expire and are added to the list.
Deleted Domains or Dropped Domains are available for registration and can be picked up for just the normal registration fee at your preferred domain registrar. Some Expired domains are subject to an auction and you can bid for them.
There are many other important domain auction services available that you can use, but Expired Domains Dot Net is probably the best place to start searching for aged domains.
According to many SEO experts, buying an Aged Domain and using it for your new website or blog may have many advantages for your SEO.
An Aged Domain (if it was previously used for a website and not just parked) may bring a history of SEO power such as: backlinks, domain or page authority, organic traffic and even Alexa Ranking. This “track record” could be of great help to accelerate the organic SEO positioning of your new website in search engines.
But many times and Aged Domain carries a history that can hurt your new website implementation
An Aged Domain may have been flagged for spamming. Or it was penalized for duplicated content, fake link building, insecure content or even worst.
The best approach before buying an Aged domain is to make sure that it is a “Curated Domain“. A curated domain is a domain name whose history was checked and can give you a minimum warranty that you will not run into SEO troubles. Of course we are talking of a paid service, which will increase your acquisition cost. You can start by buying the Whois dot Domaintools dot Com report an learn about the registration history and hosting history of any given domain name. But if you need to go deeper into the aged domain evaluation you may need to spend even more money and just buy a “Curated Domain” from auction companies that offer such domains.
At this point you make be asking yourself if is it worth investing in an Aged Domain for your website of blog project.
Let’s say you find a 5/6 characters length expired domain on the dot com extension consisting of some alpha characters, numbers and one dash. Let´s say it has a reasonable amount of Majestic backlinks, Alexa ranking and a good estimated valuation.
Do you think that a domain name such as “abc-34 dot com” would be a good name for your new website or blog? Does this Aged Domain name tells your visitors who you are and what are you trying to accomplish? Probably not. (Note: there are many expired domains that contain numbers and dashes originally registered in Asian markets where some numbers have a special meaning for their audience).
If your goal is to get visibility and good traffic coming from organic searches, your best approach is to focus in quality content, an attractive and responsive website/blog design and a reasonable response time. The domain name to assign to your new project should be easy to spell and remember and for sure a dot com extension is the best choice. Using an Aged Domain as a shortcut to get mapped earlier on Google or Bing may be a serious mistake if it does not represents who you really are and what you try to accomplish.
Going back to the basics (first things first). Take some notes about your new online presence. Write down what are you trying to accomplish. Define your goals. Decide what is better for you: Want to implement an online store? Share stories or experiences? Help others? Going social? A local or international business? The define the best platform according to your technical skills. Is it going to be a blog or a website? Learn about the platform to implement your website (WordPress, Blogspot, a Website Builder tool, or you want to have it developed by someone else). Then write your site title in less than 80 characters. Is your personal name important or you are trying to build a brand? Take the main words of your title and write down a combination of short names (up to 10/12 characters with no numbers or dashes. Now you have a domain names wish list.
Now it is time to start searching for a domain name for your project. Keep in mind that once you go live it is going to be very difficult to change your name once you launched your site. The domain name of your choice will be your unique internet id.
Your first option is to search available domain names that are fresh and unregistered. Focus primarily on the availability of dot com extensions. Make sure your name is not too similar to established brands (if you have any doubts look into trademark registration websites to avoid future trademark infringements).
Make a short list of some available domain names and share it with friends or family, get their opinion but remember that the last choice is yours.
Now it’s time to search the availability of similar expired domain names. Got one? Then it is up to you. If your research of the Aged Domain throws no red light, you may consider buying the aged domain instead and get the possible SEO upsides.
A good domain name will lower your lifetime marketing costs