Have you gotten to the point of choosing your own domain name? Fun! It all sounds simple and it is, as long as you have thought about it carefully. Do you only want to link an e-mail 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 promote your website abroad as well, it is always useful to choose the extension of the relevant country. We always recommend using .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 on both Curaçao and in this case the Netherlands.
Tip 2 - Get 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, then it is already an advantage for your search result in Google if Wokpan is incorporated 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 like a normal word. The most common 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 had a commercial conversation and you pass on your website but the prospect makes a wrong note.
Tip 4 - Do not use a popular language in your domain name
You actually only appeal to a limited target group, namely the people using this and these are mainly young people. In addition, it can cause confusion about how you spell your domain name. It does not come across as professional and it would be undesirable if you lose visitors because of the normal spelling and end up with a competitor.
Tip 5 - Choose a simple domain name
Make sure your domain name cannot be spelled in different ways. Choose a clear and short domain name, which makes it immediately clear what the content of your website will be.
Tip 6 - Choose other extensions
As already briefly indicated in tip 1, we always recommend that you 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 sail on your success. Prevent this immediately by choosing multiple domain names immediately.
After you choose a domain name and you want have a website built, you will also need a web hosting package should take. Your website cannot run on the internet without a web hosting package. You can go to Terdis Webhosting for both a web hosting package and a website!