Finding the Perfect Domain Name that promotes your brand
In this blog, I will go through the process, tools, and sites I used for coming to the decision to buy a domain.
Business Name Generators
Here are some of the apps I used to help come up with a name
- Namelix — generate a short, brandable business name using artificial intelligence
- Business name generator by Namecheap — Create a unique, brandable business name using AI & claim a matching domain
- Brandpa — Pre-bought domains for sale
- NameQL — name suggestions
- Dictionary Domains — Unregistered dictionary words
- Business name generator — Find Unique and Memorable Business Name Ideas in Seconds
None of them really help me but gave me enough ideas about it.
This is a crucial and one of the hardest ones which are to find an available username across all social media platforms. However, there is an easier way to do this. You can use the following tools to check over 90 different social media accounts in one go.
Namechk — My personal preferred tool
Namechkr — Another tool which is similar
Finally, once you have cleared those things time to comes to buy the name. Here are some of the places I usually buy domains from, would suggest getting it from an established domain provider.
- Godaddy — I bought it on go, daddy,
- Google Domains
This is the next major part of the process is setting up your email client. There are many other options but I see three major players that tend to go for
- Gmail account
- Google Suite — Starts from $4/user per month onwards and is cheaper and does the basics and more including google meet, drive, etc
- Microsoft Suite — Almost double the price of google suite but has a lot more features, is comprehensive with its offering, and has many more enterprise features
- Zoho suite — Cheapest of all starts from first 5 users free and after that $1/user per month.
I went for Zoho mail account as mostly I plan to use slack for interactions and would hardly be using emails for anything including staff. Apart from that things like zoom, dropbox, etc could be easily shared by group mail accounts to save cost. It's a startup it's allowed! ;-)
Here is a quick task list of things to do
- Search domains and usernames on namechk.com
- Buy domain
- Create Gmail account for your domain
- Create a company mail account for your domain
- Create social media account with a username
- Launch blog
Hope you enjoyed this quick update, next time I will share a few things about branding colors, logo, and initial designs, so stay tuned and subscribe for more!