Have you come to the point of choosing your own domain name? Fun! It all sounds simple and it is, if you have thought it through. Do you only want to link an email hosting to your domain name or do you want to build a website? We would like to give you some tips that you can take with you when choosing your domain name.
Tip 1- Think about your domain extension
Do you mainly want to operate on Curaçao? It is then a logical choice to go for .com or .cw. If you plan to also promote your website abroad, it is always useful to choose the extension of the relevant country. We always advise to take .com and for example a .nl if you want to address this group. You can link the .nl version to your main domain name. So your focus is directly in both Curaçao and in this case the Netherlands.
Tip 2 - Take a keyword domain name
It is useful to choose a domain name that contains a search term that is relevant to your website. For example, if you sell wok pans, it is already an advantage for your search result in Google if Wok pan is included in your domain name.
Tip 3 - Do not substitute letters for numbers
Nothing is more confusing than numbers in a domain name that you pronounce as a normal word. The most common in this are the numbers "2" and "4". You can pronounce this in many ways, such as to, two, four, for. It would be a shame if you have a commercial conversation and you pass on your website but the prospect notes it incorrectly.
Tip 4 - Do not use a popular language in your domain name
You actually only speak to a limited target group, namely the people use this and these are mainly young people. In addition, it can cause confusion about how you spell your domain name. It does not seem professional and it would be undesirable if you lose visitors because of the normal spelling and that you end up with a competitor.
Tip 5 - Choose a simple domain name
Make sure that your domain name cannot be spelled in different ways. Choose a clear and short domain name, where it immediately becomes clear what the content of your website will be.
Tip 6 - Choose other extensions there
As indicated briefly at tip 1, we always advise you to purchase multiple extensions and domain names. You can link any additional domain name to your main domain name. If your website is successful, it is attractive for competitors to buy similar domain names and extensions so that they can benefit from your success. Prevent this immediately by directly choosing multiple domain names.
After you have chosen a domain name and you want one website build, you will also have one web hosting package to take. Your website cannot run on the internet without a web hosting package. You can contact Terdis Webhosting for both a web hosting package and a website!