NOTE: This is Part 5 of a series of articles on Dynamite Domains
Too many people either outsource their domain buying to people who either don't know enough about SEO (or simply don't care), or they don’t put enough importance on their own domain name selection themselves. It's not only important to get good, keyword-rich domains to build a good network of niche dominating sites, it's also very important to take the really good keyword-rich domains out of the market so that your competitors don't. In this article, we're going to cover the speedy process of buying brand new domains (domain names that are available and haven't been registered yet).
You can order Generic Top Level Domain names (that's .com, .net, .org, etc.) from pretty much almost any registrar out there, and I love that the big registrars have started doing country code top level domain names (.co.uk, .com.au for Australia, .de for Germany). But if you're finding that you're struggling to find your local country code domain, you'll probably need to go to a country code specialist registrar. You can find these by searching on Google in your country (the local Google page).
For example, if you're looking for a French domain just got to Google.fr and then type in .fr domain names and you'll pretty much find a country code specialist that way.
Buying the Domain
So, after doing your keyword research, it's time to choose a domain name. As an example, I'm going to look for a domain name targeting the key phrase dog training.
There are literally thousands of domain registrars where you can register new domain names. I like GoDaddy for new domain names or Namecheap.com.
Whatever registrar you use, visit their site and type in dogtraining into their domain search tool (or whatever your main key phrase is) and usually, the likelihood that an exact match is going to be available is very slim (especially with a big key phrase like dog training, all the domains are often taken). If this is the case, try it with a prefix in front.
So, in our example, we might try my for mydogtraining. If those are all gone, you could try another prefix, like your. Just keep trying prefixes (and suffixes) until you find something that works for you, then add it to your cart (remember, you’re looking for .com, .net, .org, .info, and .biz).
Then, just like any other shopping cart you would go to the checkout, fill out your details and then you would become the new proud owner of yourdogtraining.net (or whatever you’ve bought). If you wanted to get more domains to gain an even better foothold in the market, you could buy them at the same time.
So, you may go for dogtrainingonline as a suffix, or dogtrainingreviews, or dogtrainingblogs, or dogtrainingblog, and so on, and so forth.
Really, it's as simple as that.
It's important to get a good set of keyword-rich domains, and that's not only to help you build a good network of sites, so that you can dominate your niche; It's also important that you take the domains so that you push your competitors out of your niche.