Once you decide on the topic for your blogging, the next step is to find the good domain name for your website. In simple words, the domain name is the name of your website. You don’t need to go in detail for how it works and what are technical things behind the domain and hosting.
Before choosing the domain name let’s understand what makes a good domain name
- Relevant: Choose a name that is relevant to your topic so people can easily co-relate what is your website about.
- Brandable – Choose something easy to brand, easy to spell, and pronounce so will be easier to remember.
- Use .Com (if possible) – there is nothing specific but if you want to expand it will be easy with .Com. so if you can find the good domain name with .Com please go with that.
With keeping the above things in mind once you come up with few domain ideas, next step will be to find out if the domain name is available for purchase.
Here is Bluehost Instant domain search. Go ahead and search the domain name of your interest and if it is available you can purchase
There multiple domain name registrars available in the market like Godaddy, Namecheap, Bluehost, Siteground, etc. Most of the hosting platforms provide domain names as well. It could be a good idea to have the same hosting and domain registrar so you will not face any hassle when it comes to integration. But it’s perfectly fine otherwise as well.
Once you choose the domain name for the next step is to find the best hosting platform for your website. I would recommend using WordPress as a platform to build your website or blog.
Multiple hosting platforms are available over the internet. Below are some examples which are good options for beginners.
Based on your need you need to decide which one could be suitable for you.
If you decide to purchase a domain name from the same hosting provider, do your research first about which hosting you will prefer and then go for it.
TIP: Most hosting providers provide the free domain name if you purchase hosting for one year.