Acquiring a domain name may sound like a chore, especially if you don’t know what a domain name is. You may even think that having one will burn a hole in your pocket. That’s where we come in.
Here at MonsterHost, we know that having the right domain helps with your brand identity. That why we offer the best domain name registration service which facilitates the easiest EU domain name registration at a great price. Not only that, we’ve come up with some tips to help you select a cheap domain name with ease.
Before that, let’s explore what a domain is just in case you’re not sure.
What is a Domain Name?
When you think of a domain name, think about your permanent address that persons can find you. Your mail goes there, and if someone can’t reach you by other means of communication, they can most definitely find you at your permanent address.
This is the same concept as your domain name. It is the address that people will type into their search engine to find and visit your website. Your website is your place of residence and your domain is the address they type into the GPS to locate you.
That’s why your domain name and your business name for your website must match up.
Also, it’s usually better to secure your domain name until you’re ready for it, even if you don’t yet have a website for your business or blog but have a name in mind.
Domain names go extremely fast so the sooner you begin the registration process, the better.
6 Tips to register a cheap Domain Name
1. Don’t settle for a mediocre domain name
The .com domain extension is by far the most popular of all the available domains. As such, you may find that your domain name isn’t available for a .com. But don’t panic or opt to use a variation of the domain name you want just to have the “.com” extension. We urge you not to do the following:
• Include a hyphen or hyphens in your domain name. People can easily forget where the hyphen should go and it can also come off as being unprofessional or amateur.
• Use alternate spellings for words. It’s easy to get confused if your domain name has a ‘creative’ spelling or is combined with special characters and numbers. Abstain from doing any of these.
Instead, go with the short, easy to remember and spell domain name you have in mind using another extension. There are many domain extensions to choose from including: .me, .info, .biz, and .EU (which works well for EU domain name registration or you can use the acronym that represents the country your business is located). This option may result in your domain name registration cost being lowered.
2. Use a trusted domain registrar to make your purchase
In our fast-paced digital age, there are increasing numbers of domain name registrars. However, you should avoid purchasing from an unknown registrar because they may go out of business. What happens to your domain name then? Stay clear from these types of registrars if you don’t their company’s or how long they’ve been in business.
nstead, choose a reputable company such as MonsterHost, which also offers round the clock support.
3. Have a few variations of your domain name (just in case)
As we discussed earlier, domain names are created everyday and as a result of this, they go very fast. You must remember that no idea is truly new and because of this, someone may already have the domain name that you thought of. This is why it’s best to do some brainstorming before you begin searching for domain names, just so you don’t end up becoming frustrated if your desired domain name is already taken.
You can use a free brainstorming tool to help you find domain name variations that will suit your brand while still allowing users to find you easily. You’ll also save yourself some valuable time.
here is Google’s top five reasons to get more than one domain name.
4. Purchase your domain name for more than a year
It’s preferable to register your domain name for more than one year when purchasing it. This enables you to obtain a lower fee, have fewer concerns about renewing your domain name, and receive higher Google search rankings.
5. Do Research before you buy pre-owned domain names
This is very important. Do not purchase domain names that you have not researched in an auction or anywhere else. Always research a domain’s history and see how the website was used before. Pay keen attention to domains usage and ensure that they were not used for spam or These pre-owned domain names are can be extremely expensive with some fetching as much as $ 16 million or more.
Also, these types of domain names are sometimes generic. While they say what your business is about (such as lighting.com for example), they aren’t very memorable and may not connect well with your customers.
6. Know the terms and conditions
Finally, read the fine print before finalizing your purchase. Ensure that the rates presented to you do not come with more costly terms and conditions. There are many web hosting companies that offer a free domain name when you sign up for their web hosting services, but sometimes there’s a domain name renewal fee after a year.
Take your time and understand the terms and conditions and choose the plan that will work best for you in the long run.
If you follow those guidelines, you’ll be able to register a superb cheap domain in no time. We’ve got you covered if you want to check the availability of a domain name, register it, or transfer it. Sign up with MonsterHost today to get an inexpensive domain name.