When you are looking to start a blog, there are a few details that you may want to clarify. One of these is likely to be the difference between your blog’s title and its domain.
Your title, your choice
Simply put, your blog’s title can be whatever you want it to be, from a simple description of the content to a whimsical play on words. It doesn’t matter if there is another blog out there with the same title; in fact, there could be hundreds, although this is not a great idea for developing your brand! Best of all, if you decide in six months or two years that you want to change your title, this is absolutely fine – a couple of clicks in your blog’s settings section and it is done.
Your blog’s domain name is a slightly trickier proposition. This is the web address where your blog files will be found by your readers; as such, it must be unique. This is something that should be a constant for the lifetime of your blog; after all, if you were to change it, every published link to your blog would no longer work and you would lose traffic. It is therefore important to choose your domain carefully.
How to choose a domain
It is a good idea to think of a few options when looking for your domain. Think of words that reflect your brand or the content that you plan to include in your blog. Your blog or web hosting provider can help you to identify a suitable domain and register it, which is easier than registering a domain elsewhere and transferring it. Providers such as https://www.names.co.uk/domain-names often include the domain as part of a hosting package, along with useful features such as email addresses.
If you are at a loss for inspiration, there are plenty of free domain generators available online that can even suggest names based on song titles, book titles or puns. The best thing about using such a generator is that you can usually see at a glance if the name you like is available and register it for yourself with a few clicks.
Remember that even if you weren’t able to register your first choice of name for your blog’s domain, you can still give it any title you want.