How to Get A Proper Domain Name

What is a Domain Name ?

ow to get proper domain name

First of all I would like to explain the definition of Domain Name. Domain name is your address in the online community, it s your address in the World Wide Web. It is also commonly called URL { Uniform Resource Locator, previously Universal Resource Locator }, so when ever you see http://www.techathand.net or any words after http:// that is what we called URL. It is the address that you need to give to your friends if you want to promote your website. So enough now for basic information about Domain Name.

Where Can I get a Domain Name ?

Domain name could be free or paid and they are available thru different site. I got my URL from a Philippine Webhosting Company but all other domain name  that i am using in some of my niche site came from Godaddy. You just have to pay for about $9.+ / Year to get your address in the World Wide Web. You can also get a Domain name for free like having it from http://blogspot.com or http://Multiply.com or http://i.ph , that is if you don’t want to invest for your domain name. But a friendly advice. invest a small amount for a year if you are determined to get something out of your blog or site.

As an additional tip, try to find Coupon Code before paying.

Tips in getting your Best and Proper Domain Name

So here are my suggestion in getting your Domain name :

  1. Be sure to have your keywords ready when getting your desired domain name.
  2. Avoid hyphen in having a domain name.
  3. The best domain name might come from .com, .net, .org { You cannot get .edu or .gov – since this is only given to government sites Just for information}
  4. The Domain name should be easily remembered, when I choose Tech at Hand Dot Net, what I have in my mind is having technology in our hand. That is why techathand.net has been made. .com is not available on that time so I have to go to the other best option which is .net or .org. Having .com.ph would also be great but my target audience is international.and .com.ph is still costly.
  5. Use suffix or prefix if your chosen domain name is not available. ( ie.. if cutedog.com is not available and you really want to have a keywords of cute and dog in your URL you may go to thecutedog.com , or acutedog.com , famouscutedog.com , cutedogforyou.com and so on. So there are lots of possible ways to have your great Domain name.
  6. Don’t just get any domain name. Think about it and make it keyword rich and easy to remember.
  7. A two word combination of a Domain Name is the best if you can’t get one word domain name.
  8. Use your thesaurus or dictionary is searching for a domain name or keywords.
  9. Research for the highest keywords searches and use it as your domain name.
  10. Avoid associating your Domain name with dates.. so that you can again use that domain name the next season. So if you would like to get domain name related to election avoid having 2010 in your domain name so that you could still use it in barangay election, Senatorial election or any other election. or even election after 3 years.

I hope that this mini Suggestion tutorial will help you get a better Domain Name. Any comments or suggestion are welcome as usual.


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14 Responses to “How to Get A Proper Domain Name”

  1. cj on November 16th, 2009 12:16 am

    @dexter,i checked on godaddy’s site and .com are now at $10.. i believe you have your vps, does it come with an included domain(s)? If so how many?

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    Dexter Panganiban Reply:

    @cj, Yup it’s $10 but before purchasing use google and search for “godaddy Coupon Codes” so that you just have to pay about $ 7.+ i have used it many time and it works.. Yes if you are going to enroll with dreamhost they will give you 1 free domain name.. thru my promo code TECHATHAND50 :)

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  2. Rob Angeles on November 15th, 2009 5:16 pm

    I remember when I started my blog last January that someone criticized my domain name for being too long LOL! When Web 2.0 domain names started sprouting, it became a game of who has the most “catchy” name. I do hope that .PH domains becomes cheaper. That is if they want more people using our country TLD.

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    Dexter | Techathand.net Reply:

    @Rob Angeles, I believe that domain name i a great find, When I saw you comment on this blog before and saw your domain name I immediately know the objective of your blog. And your domain name is not hard to remember. And yup .ph should change their strategy and make it cheap.

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  3. metalpigs on November 17th, 2009 3:47 pm

    Great info sir Dex! buti nalang medyo maganda ang nakuha kung domain name maski wlang research… :)

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    Dexter Panganiban Reply:

    @metalpigs, Ayos nga yung domain mo madaling tandaan :)

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  4. Thomas on November 18th, 2009 4:04 pm

    You say not to get a domain with a dash. well now adays all the good domains are already taken. i advise people to go ahead and get one with a dash….since Google treats it like a space…there is no harm!

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    Dexter Panganiban Reply:

    @Thomas, I agree that it is hard to find now adays a very good domain name. But most of the time people tend to write the domain name in their mind with out any dash. So if one could follow the other suggestion of using prefixes it will definitely eliminate of getting a domain name with dash. Just my thought. .. I agree it does not harm will Google but what I am after is the visitors or user that comes to your blog and sometimes wants to come back.

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    Fibonacci Reply:

    @Dexter Panganiban, Do you mean that your previous visitors can easily remember your domain allowing them to visit your site by directly typing it on their browser’s URL address?

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    Dexter Panganiban Reply:

    @Fibonacci, Absolutely.. If they start typing it on their URL address you got already your constant direct visitor.


  5. Dexter Panganiban on November 25th, 2009 1:39 am

    @forex_rate, Thanks for the compliment

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  6. Louie on August 15th, 2010 1:48 pm

    I hope I was able to read techathand.net blog before I choose my domain name. What I have in mind is to put anything important in my blog. But it is not easy to do it. It will really requires a lot of time and sleepless night. Thanks Dex for sharing this insight. :)

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    Dexter Reply:

    @Louie, It is only now that I read this comment. There is always a second chance.. I actually have more than 10 domain name :)

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