One of the best things you can do to improve your blog is buy your own domain. Free blog platforms like Blogger are fine to get a first contact with the blogosphere, but as soon as you decide that you will invest time in your blog I highly recommend that you buy a domain.
Once you decide to buy a domain you will need to search for domains that are not registered yet, but where exactly should you go? Below are 3 useful services for someone looking for domain names.
Who.is: you type the domain name and the server will check the availability with most of the extensions (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .us, .tv and so on). The advantage of this service is that, if the domain is already registered, it will also display the details of the registration (date, registrant, company, etc.). You will also see a link to domain generator and even see your IP address.
Instant Domain Search: this site checks the availability of .com, .net and .org domains only. The advantage is that it reports the results in real time. As you type the domain you will see whether it is free or not, letter by letter. If the domain name has already been taken, you will even see a link to visit the site.
NameBoy: if you are having trouble finding a suitable domain this service will certainly help you. All you need to do is type one or more keywords in the boxes available on the web page and Nameboy will generate suggestions for you.
I hope this helps.
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Written By Jide Ogunsanya on September 25, 2010
Labels: domain tools
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