Use a thesaurus to lookup domain names and you’ll have to work pretty hard to run out of ideas

Written by Syd Johnson

You have a couple of words in mind but they’re all taken. You try one of those online suggestion tools and you can get your domain name if you add xxyz to it. Don’t give up. Get a Thesaurus. Go to any online Thesaurus and you’ll have to work pretty hard to run out of ideas. Why does this method work so well?

1.Find similar words withrepparttar same meaning 2.Find short and longer words that you can combine to make a unique domain name 3.You have to work pretty hard to run out of words 4.Use an online dictionary and thesaurus to brainstorm while you’re surfingrepparttar 108238 web 5.Find high quality words that you can’t get from name generators 6.You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how many ways you can sayrepparttar 108239 same thing. Can’t speak for other languages but English has a huge vocabulary list. 7.Sincerepparttar 108240 words you choose for your domain name are not auto generated, you are solely responsible forrepparttar 108241 order, quality and length ofrepparttar 108242 keywords. 8.Quick pronunciation guides to help you see if a word feels and sounds natural. If your site visitors can say it, they’ll remember it and return to your site.

Domain Names 101: 3 quick questions explained

Written by Syd Johnson

1. What is a domain name?

A domain name isrepparttar name that identifies a web site. Your domain name inrepparttar 108237 online world isrepparttar 108238 equivalent of our retail name and address inrepparttar 108239 real world. It is your address because it shows customers and computers online where to find your site, store, products etc. It is your name because you can move your domain name from one web host to another at any time.

2. Who ownsrepparttar 108240 domain name? When you buy a domain name, you are actually leasingrepparttar 108241 name. It is a lease because there is no way to own a domain name forever. You pay a fee on an annual or bi-annual basis to your registrar to continue usingrepparttar 108242 name. If you stop paying your annual fees, it becomes a lapsed domain name and goes back out onrepparttar 108243 market where anyone, perhaps even your competition can purchaserepparttar 108244 domain for their use.

Note: Online traffic will followsrepparttar 108245 domain name. If you fail to renew a name, it is basically sending free traffic to another site owner.

3. Who is in charge ofrepparttar 108246 domain name system? ICANN or Internet Assigned Numbers Authority isrepparttar 108247 non profit organization in charge ofrepparttar 108248 domain name system. ICANN performs some ofrepparttar 108249 following duties to keeprepparttar 108250 domain name system running smoothly:

Approves Top Level Domain Names - .com/.biz/.edu etc ICANN is in charge of approving domain name extensions such as .biz and setting up standards such as which domain names such as .us or belong to a particular country.

Regulatesrepparttar 108251 domain name registration process and services ICANN approves registrars who are who are responsible for keeping track of registered names, billing customers, sending out renewal notices and selling top level domain names to anyone who wants one.

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