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A domain is your brand and as you establish yourself as a brand or an authority in any niche it is very important that get a domain that represents you and your business as a brand.

In the same way that Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook and Apple are brands that we have come to know, as your move forward with your business you will be building out yourself as a brand/authority within your given niche.

In this video I am going to be walking you through the process of researching and coming up with your domain name. We are going to be using a free service called NameMesh to help us out with this.

Then we are going to be leveraging SiteDomains to find and purchase the domain name, upon which time it will instantly be ready for us to build out our website on.

To access SiteDomains and purchase your domains, you can head here:

==> SiteDomains - The Ultimate Domain Experience

**Note: After you purchase your domain, you will receive an email from domains@wealthyaffiliate.com with the title "IMMEDIATE VERIFICATION required for yourdomain.com". You will want to open that email and VERIFY your email address.

If you have any questions about choosing a brand name for your domain name or you need any help with SiteDomains, please leave your comments/questions below.

Also, if you want to run your domain name idea by us and get community feedback for your domain before you purchase it, please leave it below in the comments and we will be happy to give you feedback and advice.

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BigKevSells Premium
My first niche is hot sauce and everything hot sauce including buying peppers and sauces, descriptions of chili peppers, various classifications/geographic influences for particular sauce styles, subscriptions to monthly clubs, etc. Essentially my aim is a hot sauce "melting pot" for chiliheads. Giving the term "chilihead" is becoming more popular, does it make sense to incorporate that name into the domain or stick to a domain name that encapsulates everything (or as close to everything) hot sauce? Converse among the community! Thanks!
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terryg247 Premium
It is always good to go with a term that your potential audience identifies with. Check out the domains and see if it is available or something close to it. Hot Sauces are definitely a strong niche as it seems every time I turn around there is another YouTube video dedicated to it
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BigKevSells Premium
I've become somewhat partial to www.essentialhotsauce.com. I think it the name can cover a wide range of topics within that niche. Yet I have my reservations on whether or not the name "pops" or can resonate in this niche.
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terryg247 Premium
what about chiliheadshotsauce.com it is available and ties in the two main keywords
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CandiGirl71 Premium
I have a small business named Whimsy Designs. I also have a related line called A Touch of Whimsy. My question is this: For my domain can I use "-Whimsy Designs" following my brand to show it is a division of Whimsy Designs?
i.e. my current webpages are: myamazonkindle-whimsydesigns@siterubix.com and handmadejewelryforyou-whimsydesigns@siterubix.com
Can I incorporate different brands in the same domain? In my opening statements on each webpage I explain what Whimsy Designs is and that it has several facets.
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JamesAnders1 Premium
I like your Branding "Whimsy Designs" to me it would seem you could incorporate all your "whimsy" sub-sets in and under that overall brand...I would. I've just checked whimsydesigns.com isn't available. But .org .net is.

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Hope it helps
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Thank you for your reply, James. I appreciate your input. I was able to get WhimsyDesigns1.com
I am incorporating the others under that "mother" domain. Have a great day!

Wishing you lots of success!
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DebbieT004 Premium
I have another question in relation to the (I think they are called extensions) .com, .org etc. You say if you can't get the domain name you want with the .com to purchase it with the .org.

I just wanted to know how that works if two people have a website with the same domain name and the only difference is the extension. How does that work - I'm picturing in my head, for example: a shop with the name xyzbookshop.com and a shop with the name xyzbookshop.org how do you differentiate between the two of them especially if they are selling, promoting, blogging about the same thing?
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DebbieT004 Premium
Thanks Danielle,

I thought that I had read something like that also and that’s why I wondered if you didn’t own the .com if there was any point in buying the .org
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nathaniell Premium
There's a lot of domain squatters out there, so you may find that although domainxyz.com is not available, there's not actually an active website. In that case, going with .org is totally fine.

Same if you see a small website that isn't ranking well, or doesn't seem popular. Having the .org while they have .com isn't an issue.

If you see a big website with lots of activity and good rankings, at that point, I'd avoid getting a similar domain as them.
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DebbieT004 Premium
Thanks for that Nathaniell that makes sense. It's great to be involved in a group that has so much knowledge and where you feel okay asking questions.
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DebbieT004 Premium
Hi Kyle, I'm learning so much here thank you. I've just purchased three domain names after watching this video.

I purchased creatingfinancialindependence for when I complete the certification course and start the affiliate bootcamp and I was surprised that it was available.

I also purchased two in relation to books - mybookhaven and oasisbooknook and just wanted your opinion and others opinion as to which you/they think would be better for branding and had a better ring to it?

Thanks in advance Debbie
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TammyLM Premium
Hi Kyle,
Can you please share your thoughts on what would be best for marketing my business/ brand?
My business name is "Leap n2u Fitness"; however, my website domain is "leapintoyoufitness.com" because, at the time, I was under the impression that spelling the words out would be better for indexing and searches.

I am weighing the option of transferring to a new domain name "leapn2ufitness.com" for marketing continuity.

Q- Is this something that I really need to worry about?
Q - Is transferring to a new domain (all within WA) easy to do or is it a rabbit hole that I could end up getting lost in for a while?
Q- Is there a tutorial for transferring sites?
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CJDodaro Premium
You can't change a domain name. You have to purchase another, and then do redirects for all content that you have (individually). If you already have a lot of content on your site, I would just either leave it alone, or change your site title to reflect your domain name.

CJ
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TammyLM Premium
Thank you CJ.
Yes, I mistyped. I understand that I would need to purchase a new domain name and then transfer the site to the new domain thus changing the domain name. My physical face to face personal training business and brand is LEAP n2u while my website is leapintoyou. I'm looking for marketing insight as to whether that may be inadvertently impeding my ability to bring in my target market and make sales.
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CJDodaro Premium
I doubt it, but I myself, would some how try to reconcile the two. Either change the domain, or the name of the site. Domain names don't have as much impact on sales as your content does. Each page and post rank on it's own merit.

Best of luck.

CJ
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TammyLM Premium
Thanks CJ!
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CJDodaro Premium
Any time.
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