Pick a name for your website, buy a domain & hosting
When learning how to make a website, picking a name is probably the most fun aspect of the whole process.
After all, you have complete freedom here. You can pick literally any name you wish for your website.
However! There are still some things you need to understand to set yourself up for success later down the road.
First off, there are nearly 2 billion (!) websites online on the web (at the time of writing). Meaning, staying original can be quite challenging.
It’s a really good idea to construct your website’s name (and thus your domain name) around either the name of your organization (the most obvious approach) or a phrase that’s associated with the niche you’re in, but with some added words for better brandability.
In short, a good domain name should be:
- brandable – unique sounding, like nothing else that’s out there in the market
- easy to memorize
- short – those are also easier to memorize
- easy to type and hard to mix up – you don’t want people to be wondering how to spell your site’s name
- including niche-related keywords – for instance, if you do anything with pizza, it would be cool to have “pizza” somewhere in the name of the site; it works the same in non-pizza industries as well.