When you start your blog/website, you will need a custom domain. With a custom domain, you will be seen as a blogger or online business owner who takes the blogging serious. Even with this, there are some common domain name mistakes some of us bloggers have made or are making presently.
How to choose a domain name
When starting your blog, [read how to start a blog here] you will need a custom domain name. But the issue is, how do you choose and buy your domain name?
1). Research your domain before registering it
2). Buy from a reliable domain registrar
3). Take note of the renewal fee
4). Don’t use punctuations in between domain name
5). Do not use difficult-to-pronounce and too long address or name.
How To Buy A Domain Name
To buy your domain name after you might have considered some vital points, as I have pinpointed above, you will need your;
Common Domain name mistakes made by bloggers
From when I started my blogging journey till this moment, I have made some mistakes, especially with domain name and I have seen other bloggers make some.
Sometimes, what we don’t know, we don’t just know it.
1). Relying on free domains
2). Buying non .com extensions because they are cheap e.g .tk, .us, .online, .website, etc.
The unfortunate thing sometimes is hoping to buy the .com extension later and find out that it has been taken! Like one of my friend did. He had to buy a different domain.When you extend your domain to your country alone e.g .in, .uk, .ng etc, only people from your country will see your blog on search engine when you start ranking.
3). Paying for a year and hoping to renew in the subsequent years
4). Buying domain name very similar to competitor’s name
5). Changing domain name often