One of the most common things that come to your mind when you are about to set your online business is how to choose a domain name. If you are a first timer with a desire to have your own website, this article can surely help you out.

Before I help you choose a domain name for your business, let me remind you some important points that will surely help you in brainstorming the name for your upcoming website.

A good domain name must be –

Unique: let it stand apart from the crowd. Be creative and create unique name that represents your online objective well.

Easy to spell: don’t let the tongue to twist while pronouncing or spelling your domain name. Make it easy for others.

Short: keep it short and sweet (take example of all big brands like Facebook, Google and Yahoo – all use short names, easy to remember), so that people can remember it easily. Having dash between words can make it clumsy. Don’t go for it unless there are no other viable options left for you.

Step 1: Make It Keyword Integrated

Unless you are building a company website, you might need a keyword integrated domain name. Many people wonder how to choose a domain name with keywords in it.

I recommend you to go for Google Keywords Tool or Market Samurai, which one you choose, can give you a good idea about the keywords you can target for your domain name.

Step 2: Research on Domain

It’s quite possible that the domains you target are already booked by someone else.

Finding each name manually could be a tedious and almost impossible task. Use either Domain Tools or Domain Samurai to do this job for you. The first one is really handy in finding out aged domain, while the last can help in finding good domain names.

Step 3: Trademark Research

Poking your nose into other’s property can get you into serious trouble. So it’s better to take precaution earlier.

Do a trademark research. For US based business, you can visit TESS, and for non-US based business, search in your local government office dealing with intellectual property or trademark issues.

Step 4: Brainstorm Domain Names

Not a reason of shame, but sometimes people may act so numb, especially when they have to act more creatively.

So mostly happens when time comes to brainstorming domain names, especially adding a suffix or prefix to your keyword.

With the advent of wonderful online tools, you can generate domain name ideas without really getting yourself into the troubles of being a hyper-creative person.

These tools are NameBoy and NameStation – both of them help in generating a wide number of domain names based on your requirements.

Step 5: Register your Domain Name

When it comes to how to choose a domain name, this step, yet the most important, comes as the last step. Register your domain from either NameCheap or GoDaddy – these two are believed to be the best registrars till this moment. There are no close competitors to them.

Getting wrong domain registrars can bring you serious catastrophe in your life.

So, when you have already learned how to choose a domain name, what are the reasons that are holding you still here? Go, take action now and enjoy your own site.