Guide to Figuring Out a Good Domain Name for Your Blog
Guide to Figuring Out a Good Domain Name for Your Blog

Setting up a blog is easy. But giving it an address isn’t. The domain name gives a blog its identity. This is why, for many people, the challenge is to come up with good domain names before they can set up their blogs. Once you have your domain name, domain registration comes next. But we will get into that later.

Here’s a guide that can help you realize the importance of a good domain name, and how you can come up with one.

Why do you need a good domain name?

It’s more likely that you will stick to the domain name that you chose for your blog for the rest of that blog’s life. You may change the hosting provider depending on your blog site’s growth and requirements but the domain still remains the same. Because getting a new domain means starting from scratch again. 

All that traffic you achieved and the followers will all be gone when you go for a new domain name. You will even have to go up Google’s rankings all over again. It’s tedious. So, majority of the online bloggers stick to their original domain name. This also explains why you need a good domain name when you start, because you are going to have to keep it for a very long time.

Tips to figuring out the right domain name 

There aren’t any rules or anything that tells you how you can pick the right domain name. But you can follow these guidelines to make sure you do it the right way. You can also seek help to choose a domain from any good firm in the web hosting Dubai industry.

1. Domain name should include keywords

First thing you need to do is determine keywords that describe your blog. Then conceive a domain name with that keyword. A domain name should reflect the nature of its service. This can also make it easier for visitors to get an idea of what exactly they are about to see in the website.

2. It should be easy to remember

You have already seen people type a domain name in the browser to revisit a website. They keep important websites in their memory. So obviously your domain should also be easy to remember. 

3. Domains should be short and simple

It should be short and, as mentioned before, memorable. However it isn’t easy to get a good short domain name with the right keywords. Just make sure it isn’t too long. Too long domain names can be mistyped. 

4. Domain name extension

The most popular extension is of course ‘.com’ extension. It is the most preferred extension as well. See if you can get a .com extension for your domain because people generally tend to think about a website as “”. You can also go for .net or your regional extension. However, there is a chance that people will get your domain name right and the extension wrong.

5. Use hyphens in domain names only to improve readability

Sometimes, even if you come up with the right domain name, it won’t be easily readable. For example ‘’. It’s easy to mistype this with a single b. If you add a hyphen, it becomes ‘’. Now it’s clear that these are just a combination of two words. 

With that said, here are a few things you should be aware of.

Legal conflicts – You don’t want to find out later after establishing your blog that there is another similar looking website, especially a rival. They can sue you.

Copyright issues – Make sure the domain name you are about to use isn’t copyrighted. 

Scammers – The internet is also home to a lot of scammers, even in the form of domain registrars. Make sure to buy the domain from an ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) accredited domain registrar.