You’ve got the idea, the business planning is in progress, but what about your online planning? Creating an online presence for your business is an important step when it comes to succeeding and getting noticed as a newbie in your industry. You’ve got to stand out in the sea of others trying to do the same. What’s one way you can do that, you might be asking. Get yourself a unique, memorable and relevant domain using our Domain Name Generator.

If you don’t know how, don’t panic! Pip is here to help. Who’s Pip? Keep reading to find out.

What makes a good domain name?

First things first, what actually makes a good domain name? When picking out your domain name, there’s a few things to look out for. A few dos and don’ts.

  • Choose a TLD – whether you want a country-specific TLD, a business-focused one or a more well-known, generic TLD, you should make your selection carefully.
  • Use keywords – you might already have target keywords for your website, so why not include them in your domain name?
  • Make it memorable – you want first time visitors to be able to find you again, so make sure they’ll remember your domain name.
  • Not too long – as part of being memorable, it’s best to keep your domain name short. Any overcomplicated words or lengthy phrases are less likely to stick in visitors minds.
  • No special characters – exclamation points, question marks and other special characters should be avoided. It all contributes to making your domain name harder to remember.

Pip tip: If you’d like a more in-depth look on what goes into a good domain name, check out our other blog post – how to choose a domain name.

How to use our Domain Name generator

If you’re stuck for ideas, our generator is a great way to get those creative juices flowing. And it’s so easy to use!

  1. Head over to our Domains page.
  1. Find Pip, our Domain Name generator mascot. Click 'Give it a go'.
  1. Type in your prompt, e.g. I'm a business that sells flower arrangements for birthday parties.
  1. Click ‘Get my recommendations’.
  1. Watch the domain name ideas roll in!

Pip tip: All of the domain name suggestions will come with an SEO rating, Sales Value rating and Typing Ease rating.

  1. Once you’ve decided on a domain name that you like, click ‘Get this domain’ and register it!

How to get the best results

Pip has some top tips for how to get the best results. Check them out:

  • It’s all in the detail – the more information you type into the search bar, the better the suggestions you’ll get back.
  • If you’ve already got an extension in mind, use that in your prompt. That way you’ll get more specific search results.
  • Make a list of keywords that relate to your business or project before you search for a domain name. Then use these in your prompt to generate results that relate directly to what you do. It’s also good for SEO!
  • Take a look at your competitors. What are they doing that you like or don’t like? You can learn from the people around you and use that to stand out in your industry.

Pip tip: Once you’ve chosen a domain name, say it out loud. Does it sound like something people will remember? Is it easy to pronounce? Word of mouth is a great way to generate new customers.

What’s next?

Woo! You did it! You found your unique, memorable domain name that’ll have the site visitors rolling in. But now what?

No domain is complete without reliable web and email hosting. Your domain needs a place to call home, so finding the perfect web hosting package is key. Check the promised uptime, security and performance of your web hosting provider, as well as your ability to customise your package. 

When looking for email hosting, make sure you’ll have enough storage, spam filtering and even multiple email addresses (like sales@ or contact@) to send customer emails to the right place.

Fasthosts has got your back

We’ve got you covered for both. Our flexible Web Hosting and Email Hosting packages give you all the security and freedom you need to monitor and manage your online presence. 

Plus, we’ve got a team that works 24/7 to provide you with support for whatever project you’re working on.

Give us a call on 0800 0612 153 or message us via live chat!