Free domains are awesome. First off, they are free, they help you get your feet wet, and with a good hosting website, you could easily move everything over to your own domain (if you choose to get one)
Choosing your own domain is sort of like a rite of passage. You are laying claim to real estate on the internet and it begins to make things more serious and real. You could have a profitable business off of a free website, but having your own would bring in more money.
Understand that any awesome domain name that you are thinking about right now is most likely taken. Now there is a slight chance that it is available, but it will probably be really expensive.
Here is an example. This happens when some mean person called a domain squatter buys a domain because they know it will sought out for. Then they resell it at a really high price. If the domain you really want has a squatter on it, don’t buy it (unless you have a bunch of money just laying around). You can come up with something much more creative and memorable without spending too much.
One important thing to remember, content over domain name. At the end of the day, your content is what people will remember which is why you should care more about that than the name you choose for the website.
Domain Extentions: .com, .co, .everything else.
Everyone know .com is the ruler of them all of course. People remember .com, which may be important when you are trying to promote your website. Unfortunately since many of the good domain names will be taken, you may need to look at the other ones. And honestly the only other decent one would be .co because it looks like a .com, but it isn’t.
The only possible reason why .co would work better than .com, is because of the availability. People are jumping as fast as they can at domain names with .com which means many of the names would be accessible with a .co extension. The only problem I really see with this is that if you give someone the website name with .co at the end, they would probably type in .com thinking they misheard and there goes a potential customer.
Choose the name
If you still have a problem with choosing a domain name, it is time to make a fat list and as an example, I am going to hypothetically make a website about dog health care
First pick words that are related to your niche. Don’t be afraid to be broad.
Then go over to an online thesaurus and find a bunch of synonyms that are related to the ones you just wrote
Choose a few words that might describe your niche or your website like:
If you want, you can also pick a few slang words to add to the list
One more thing you can do is play with words and make up a few of your own (I’m not good at this)
Now just smash a few together and plug them in to see if it’s available! This may be a little weird and it may take a few tries, but don’t loose hope! This little search engine is for a free website with siterubix (there will be more availabilities), if you want your own domain, you would need to sign up for premium through Wealthy Affiliate which is recommended but not necessary.
Once you got the one you want, you are ready to go! Just sign up with a web host to be able to manage it like Wealthy Affiliate.