Choosing a good domain name for your site is one of the most important tasks to do when setting up a new website. It’s the “address” that people will use to find your website on the internet, so the easier it is for them remember and access your site, the better.
Things to consider:
Your main goal is to pick a name that describes what the site is about and that’s easy to remember, and incorporates keywords that might be used to find the site in a search engine. For example, tonibdesign.com, is short, easy to spell and because it contains the word design, it’s likely to come up when people are searching Google for “web design”.
Pick a name that’s not too long. The longer the name is, the more chance for someone to misspell it and not be able to get to your site, which brings me to my next point —
Try to avoid names where you’re going to have to explain how it’s spelled. Remember, www.yourwebsiteone.com and www.yourwebsite1.com are two different sites. Also try to avoid punctuation, and “0”, which is often confused with “O”. I often run into people that aren’t always familiar with the names of punctuation marks and if they’re in a hurry may mistake a hyphen (-) and an underscore (_) for example. You’ll want to be prepared with an quick, concise way to explain how to get to your site.
Stick to .com, .org, or .net. There are many other domain endings, but a lot of people are more suspicious of domains that end in .biz, .tv, etc. because those domain names are often associated with spam, phishing scams and viruses. Plus, these days most people assume that a website ends in .com anyway.