Domain Name Search

There are hundreds of top level domain names available!

| | .com | .biz | .net | .co | .org |

And there are many other domain extensions also available. (Remember that new domain name extensions can be a lot more expensive)

  • Please follow the link to view a list on Wikipedia

To check whether your domain is available with the South African Registrar 

To check whether your international domain is available

  • Please follow the link to GoDaddy.
We will gladly assist you find one that suits you.

Tips on Choosing the right domain name

Choosing the right domain name is crucial for your online presence and branding. Here are some essential tips to guide you in making a good choice:

  1. Opt for a .com Extension: The .com extension is the most recognized and easiest to remember. While other extensions like .net or .org are also popular, a .com domain often performs better in terms of memorability and credibility​​​​. For South African businesses a COZA domain is perfectly adequate.

  2. Keep It Short and Simple: Aim for a domain name that is concise, typically around 6-14 characters. Shorter names are easier to remember and less prone to typing errors​​​​.

  3. Avoid Hyphens and Numbers: These can confuse users, especially when a domain name is heard rather than seen. Simplifying spelling without hyphens and numbers reduces the risk of mistyping and makes the domain easier to communicate​​​​.

  4. Be Unique and On-Brand: Your domain name should reflect your brand and be distinct enough to stand out from competitors. It should align with your business name and the products or services you offer​​.

  5. Use Keywords Wisely: Incorporating relevant keywords can help describe your business and improve search engine optimization (SEO). However, ensure they sound natural and are targeted towards your niche​​​​.

  6. Research Your Domain Name: Ensure the domain name is not trademarked or already in use by another company. This helps avoid legal issues and ensures the uniqueness of your domain​​​​.

  7. Check Domain History: Investigate the domain’s past usage to avoid potential branding issues or SEO penalties from previous misuse​​.

  8. Ensure It's Easy to Type and Pronounce: A domain name should be intuitive to spell and easy to pronounce, facilitating word-of-mouth marketing and user accessibility​​​​.

  9. Think Long-Term: Choose a domain that will continue to be relevant as your business grows and evolves. Changing a domain name later can be costly and disruptive​​.

  10. Act Fast: Domain names are registered quickly, so once you decide on a name, don’t hesitate to register it​​​​.

  11. Consider Social Media and Trademark Availability: Check if the domain name is available on social media platforms and isn't trademarked to ensure brand consistency and avoid legal complications​​.

  12. Use a Domain Name Generator: If you're struggling to come up with ideas, domain name generators can provide inspiration and suggest available names based on your inputted keywords or ideas​​.

In summary, the key to a good domain name is a balance of brand reflectiveness, memorability, simplicity, and SEO optimization.

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