What Domain Name Should I Get?
If you plan on doing anything serious on the web, you should have your own domain name. At roughly $10 a year, there’s no reason not to, and many sites that host will even let you use your name to brand something on their site.
The tricky part comes in when you go to look for a domain name. Some, like my dad’s church, went for a literal representation of their name:
First Baptist Church of Little Falls: http://firstbaptistlittlefalls.org
That’s a lot to type!
Somewhere between memorable and short is probably your best bet, unless it’s a novelty account of some kind.
There is no real rules for domain names except for .edu—where you have to be a school and prove it in order to get an address.
The general rule of thumb is that companies get .com, organizations get .org and networks get .net. However, you can buy any one without proving what they are, and everyone knows .com, so many just go with that.
In fact, it’s a good strategy to pick up these main three if you can just because you don’t want someone grabbing a different one and confusing potential visitors who type in the wrong domain suffix.
Want some ideas for what your company’s url should be? Put the company name in below and I’ll see what I can come up with!