Choosing Domains

choosing the right domain

Domain names were invented to make any web resource easier to remember, find, and access. This is the most important factor to consider when choosing which domains to purchase.

One thing to note when registering a domain name is that, you need a web hosting account to house your website and emails. A domain alone with not provide you with the tools to upload your website or create personalised email addresses.

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Domain Names

Popular Domain Extensions

see the most popular top-level domains and their prices


The domain extension is uniquely South African. Your personal email address and website will be trusted with the extension.



Old school original, the beginning of the internet. Approximately 135 Million .com registrations exist. It’s time to claim yours.



Often seen as the next best domain name, we think it’s the perfect domain to book for any online endeavour you may have.



Mostly for organizations or non-profits: A .org domain name will give your organization or operation the legitimacy it deserves.


what to consider when choosing a domain name


easy & memorable

Be creative but make it memorable and ensure that it’s easy to pronounce and remember. Unique, brand-able names are much more memorable and likely to be shared. A domain name cannot contain spaces your can however use underscores and hyphens.


registered trademarks

Before registering a domain, make sure your chosen name is not trademarked. These infringements can result in the owner of the trademark claiming your hard work and sometimes profits from the website as their own. This will also rule out many unavailable options.

be clear

clarity is all

It’s also important to be very clear about your chosen name. If possible ensure that your domain name should immediately convey what your website and business is about and this Includes niche appropriate keywords in your domain name can signal to Google how your site is relevant.


appropriate extensions

Now that you’re ready, finally, choose an appropriate domain extension. Example, a .com domain is more universal but depending on your needs or nature of business, you might have to choose a different option which may be more geographical, like a,, or a category for example, .pro .store, etc.

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