1) SEO Domain Name Choice

STEP ONE = 1 hour to 5 hours time
Your domain name choice (the name of your internet website address). If you have a domain name that you are using or have already registered a domain name you want to use please scroll down to step TWO.

Look for available domain names;

VIDEO = How to Choose A SEO Domain Name = 4 minutes
How to Pick a Domain Name for your Niche Site

You may use your branded name ( your current business name) or you may use a researched domain name specific and relative to your product or products. Also; is your market nation wide or local. If your business is local you may want to include a your local city, town, county or state name in your domain name.

Use of your BRANDED NAME (your current business name) is a good idea if you have spent time and money building a strong local or regional or national brand that will be searched for and expected to be found on the internet.
EXAMPLE: OrlandoMcDonalds.com

Use a PRODUCT NAME if you are selling a service or goods that are specific and in demand in your geographic business area and your name or business name has a minimal following. In other words, if many more people (potential customers) are looking for a service or product that you offer more than they are looking for your name then use a domain name that reflects the relative representation of that specific service or product.
EXAMPLE; instead of using Joe’sPlumbing.com you might want to use MiamiDrainCleaning.com. The second domain name represents the relative service area (Miami) and exactly what service (drain cleaning).

Search engines do consider the relevance of the domain name as part of their search formula. Obtaining a good domain name can be very important when search engines search for your website.

Use the below website links to visit online internet domain name keyword search tools from Google and others to help yourself find possible relative related domain name keywords to your business and/or products.

Your first domain name selection may not be available and you may need to keep searching for an available domain name that is closet to what your SEO ( search engine optimized ) relative needs are. As of March 2011 many first choice domains names have already been taken so be prepared to have several different combinations of domain names ready for search and availability purposes. This way you will not have to go back and repeat the below research steps again.

Click the below links to search for domain name keywords;
Please make sure to write down what keywords or phrases you find that are related to your product, message, service or business. These words or phrases may not be available for domain name purchase (license) but will be able to be used in STEP FOUR (content) and STEP FIVE (page title) and STEP SIX (meta tag description).

Google keyword search count and competition meter index

Google Adwords traffic search estimates

Search Term Suggestion Tool

Existing Generic TLDs domain name dot ( . ) extensions

Extension / Sugested use
.com / companies, now broader
.edu / educational institutions
.gov / government institutions
.int / international organisations, e.g. Interpol
.mil / military organisations
.net / networking technologies, now broader
.org / non-profit organisations
.arpa / first ever domain, now technical use
.aero / air travel industry
.biz / business alternative to .com
.coop / co-operatives
.info / information, but open for general use
.museum / museums
.name / personal names – johnsmith.name
.pro / professionals, e.g. doctors
.asia/ Asian websites
.cat / Catalan language
.jobs / employment websites
.mobi / mobile phones
.post / postal services
.tel / telecoms
.travel / travel

After you decide what domain name to go with you will need to check to see if the domain name you have chosen is available for your use with your website. Domain names are licensed and need to be renewed every year. Available average domain names cost about $10.00 per year.
Please note that domain names that are not available might be for sale by the current owner (license holder).

Use the below website domain name search company to see if your domain name is available for use and purchase. Just enter (type) your new domain name choice in the white box and then click on “GO”.

Domain name registration and the possible purchase of existing domain names.

After searching for your domain name and if a available you will need to purchase it from the domain name provider (usually a credit card or debit card is required). If your first domain name selection is not available you will need to keep searching for an available domain name that is closet to what your SEO ( search engine optimized ) relative needs are.

Once you purchased your domain name you will be ready for STEP TWO.

STEP TWO = 1 hour to 2 hours time
Finding a web hosting company that meets your website performance needs.

Web Host Selection

Domain Name as defined by Wikipedia.org
A domain name is an identification label that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control in the Internet. Domain names are also hostnames that identify Internet Protocol (IP) resources such as web sites. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS).

Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes. They are organized in subordinate levels (subdomains) of the DNS root domain, which is nameless. The first-level set of domain names are the top-level domains (TLDs), including the generic top-level domains (gTLDs), such as the prominent domains com, net and org, and the country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). Below these top-level domains in the DNS hierarchy are the second-level and third-level domain names that are typically open for reservation by end-users that wish to connect local area networks to the Internet, run web sites, or create other publicly accessible Internet resources. The registration of these domain names is usually administered by domain name registrars who sell their services to the public.

Individual Internet host computers use domain names as host identifiers, or hostnames. Hostnames are the leaf labels in the domain name system usually without further subordinate domain name space. Hostnames appear as a component in Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) for Internet resources such as web sites (e.g., en.wikipedia.org).

Domain names are also used as simple identification labels to indicate ownership or control of a resource. Such examples are the realm identifiers used in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the DomainKeys used to verify DNS domains in e-mail systems, and in many other Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs).

An important purpose of domain names is to provide easily recognizable and memorizable names to numerically addressed Internet resources. This abstraction allows any resource (e.g., website) to be moved to a different physical location in the address topology of the network, globally or locally in an intranet. Such a move usually requires changing the IP address of a resource and the corresponding translation of this IP address to and from its domain name.

Domain names are often referred to simply as domains and domain name registrants are frequently referred to as domain owners, although domain name registration with a registrar does not confer any legal ownership of the domain name, only an exclusive right of use.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages the top-level development and architecture of the Internet domain name space. It authorizes domain name registrars, through which domain names may be registered and reassigned. The use of domain names in commerce may subject strings in them to trademark law. In 2010, the number of active domains reached 196 million.