Hi everyone! I want clarification about choosing a domain name. Does it need to be the name of the niche I chose? Or it doesn't matter because search engine is based on my posts titles.

Thank you all. I appreciate all help.

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GeoffreyC1 Premium
It is better to be so that people know what the website is about. But as people will come through posts it's not crucial.
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countrylife Premium
Hey I am Lula
With me I try and make my domain memorable and local to our small town and community. For example I recently purchase a rodeo domain because it goes with country life country music and western culture and living. But I am learning from other members contributions. Not so long I spoke to Kyle and he said choose something that resonates with you, something you can relate to.
Wish you well and a terrific day.
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JTeope Premium
Hi, Lula. Thank you. I just want to share I had designed a logo of my name before, without thinking what kind of website I'll be building. And i feel accomplished when i looked at it.
I have another one in mind which speaks of my interest.

I asked the question because I wasn't sure if I can use my ideas. I got confused when everything I've read was about niche.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - no, your domain name does not have to relate to your niche. It can be a brandable name such as your own name etc. Just ensure you don't use a specific brand name that is already copyrighted. And make sure you spell it correctly because it can't be changed.
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JTeope Premium
What does "brandable" name means?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - a name that could cover any niche and could actually be used for numerous websites, with a slight variation. Think of Virgin for example.

Their name is associated with Virgin Money, Virgin Media, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Holidays etc. Their name is their brand.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No not at all.

For example Apple don't sell apples, they sell tech equipment and iPhones.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Additional info to help you out include

Where to purchase your domain name

You can use Namemesh dot com - look in SEO & MIX columns

You can also use leandomainsearch dot com, you input a word and it gives you another

And godaddy valuation tool to find a memorable name.




However nowadays domains are not so affected by SEO vs writing quality rich content with good choice of keywords, latter of which would rank you in the search engines.

I would always go for a dot com domain name vs dot net or dot org as people's perceptions when they start typing they would typically assume it is a dot com.

I would not include dashes and check if the domain is copyrighted, trademarked and ' or registered to an established business prior purchase.

You can use Jaaxy fo find something suitable and along the metrics would also search if the dot com domain is available

Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better. Starter site SEO greater than 95.

https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords
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