This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Name.Kitchen, but all opinions are my own. If you are a business owner, no matter your size, naming your company or organization is huge. I mean, if you are a business owner, your business is your baby. If you have children or pets, I bet you didn’t rush into naming them, did you? And with the digital world we live in, a domain (website) name is as important as your company name. Your domain name is your identity on the Web, so you want to make an impression on the googobs of people who surf the web each and every day. So, how do you choose a domain name you ask? Well, you want to put a lot of thought into it and follow these tips for choosing a domain name. Follow these steps and you should be a shining star on the Internet!
Keep It Simple: If you want to name your business the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Company, people will have a hard time spelling that one! But if you named it the Keep It Simple Company, that is much easier to say, spell and remember.
Give It Meaning: When you think about a domain name, you think about the company behind it. If you want a dog walking service, you are more likely to have people find you if your domain name is IWalkDogs than PetesNewPetBusinessIdea.
Use Your Words: If you have a number or a special character in your name, that can lead to a huge headache. If your name is the 5 Star Company, people may make the mistake of trying to find the Five Star Company. If there is already a company with that name, they are getting all your customers!
End With A Bang: When domains got their start, you pretty much got to choose from .com, .net, .org or .gov. Well, say goodbye to the ho-hum endings and say hello to Name.Kitchen and their fun extensions! I would much rather be Brett.Queen than Brett.Com any old day! With Name.Kitchen, I can get little creative and still have people easily find my website!
In terms of availability, most people have had the frustrating experience of not being able to secure the.com of your choice or having to create a ridiculously long and hyphenated name. As these “not com” choices are new, the very best names are still available to be registered. And finally we all know that better names are more memorable names. Choosing a great name for your business or project is an important, significant decision. When it comes to creating your digital identity with Name.Kitchen, you actually have a ton of choices when it comes to selecting a domain name for your website. Name.Kitchen got it’s start in late 2013, and they offered hundreds of new domain endings they call ‘not-coms’, or words to the right of that second dot that are not your run of the mill choice. When you are choosing the URL for your website, you have endings such as .MEDIA, .FITNESS and .RESTAURANT to provide a distinct categorization. With endings like .ACADEMY, .WORKS and .WORLD, you get a bit of professional polish, while .GURU and .WTF provide a little bit of fun. These options let you create a domain name that is memorable, meaningful and as available as a wallflower on a Saturday night. Name.Kitchen is a destination to celebrate the idea of name creation and provides first-hand perspective directly from entrepreneurs who are leading the ‘not-com’ movement.
When I was starting my blog, I fell into my blog name, This Mama Loves Her Bargains, by accident. I quickly realized it was far too long, and I wasn’t a bargain blogger at all. This took me almost 2 years to finally realize and hone my name into This Mama Loves… Oh, if only I’d known that up front!! But hey! I am a learn from multiple mistakes kind of girl. Yes, This Mama Loves bargains, at times, but I also love food, tech, travel, recipes, crafts and other things. For me, leaving off the “her bargains” at the end of my name, really opened things up for me in terms of what I could write about. If I was a bargain blogger, I could go to Name.Kitchen and become “This Mama Loves.Bargains”, or maybe “This Mama Loves.Food?” With Name.Kitchen, the possibilities are huge! Name.Kitchen, powered by Donuts, Inc., an online hub that celebrates the art and science of naming, is looking to you to help spread the word about these new choices and showcase how early adopters are using them across numerous business and lifestyle categories. Name.Kitchen offers tips, advice and inspiration to help you jump-start the name brainstorm. Discover these tools and tips at http://name.kitchen/naming-tools. You can find inspiration from Name.Kitchen’s “I am.___” video series showcasing businesses leveraging naming creativity + innovation. Ready to get cooking with Name.Kitchen? Go over there and claim your name!
Now I just need to figure out why MY domain should be. Suggestions welcome- and I’d love to know what you would name your site!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Name.Kitchen.