Picking the right name for your blog, your website or even your business can be a hard decision. And it’s a decision that will last for years and is hard to correct if it goes wrong.
The advice on what name to choose for your website address is changing as we users change our habits and what we accept. During the development of my upcoming online course “How to Build Your Own Website” course I came across this question and realized that I needed to touch base with an expert that is knowleadgable about domains and can help us figure out how to find the right answer.
Andy Mcilwain works on the content marketing team at GoDaddy, primarily working on the GoDaddy blog. Prior to GoDaddy Andy worked in-house and at agencies in roles covering front-end development and content production.
On the side he is a longtime organizer of a local WordPress meetup group, also does intro-level WordPress/web training for small businesses. Andy lives in Toronto, Canada.
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A “Domain” is the part of your website address (URL) that has the name in it. For example, for my podcast address this is:
In this episode of the BlueBird Podcast Andy and I talk about the important considerations about picking the right name for your website or blog.
We talk about TLDs (Top Level Domains) and if they are worth considering. We discuss if you should always use the .com extension or what you should consider instead.
Did you know that there are currently 364 domain extensions available and 279 are coming up soon?
We talk about how to overcome the difficulty that all the good names seem to have already been taken.
Finally, Andy reveals one of his best-kept secrets.
I invite you to listen to this episode of the BlueBird Podcast, and I would be thrilled if you let me know your thoughts in the comments.