No, seriously, do it. That’s all you need to know.
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(Okay, not really.)
But it should be, because if you are one of the lucky few that is still able to find the .COM domain you’ve always dreamed of, you my friend, have struck gold (or Cool Ranch Doritos, whichever holds more value in your mind’s eye). And if it’s not only available, but on sale for just $10.99—well there you go. (They’re usually $19.99!)
Dream .COM domain names are becoming a very rare breed. There are a few reasons for this:
- They’re often the first domain a company buys, because they add a sense of authority to a new business.
- People are comfortable with .COM domains, so they are more likely to buy them than other options.
- People have been buying them for over 30 years, so there aren’t that many unclaimed ones left.
Way back in January of 1985, 99-year-old Otto Bucher scored a hole in one on a golf course in Spain. Also that year, and much more closely related to this article, .COM domains became available for the first time.
Since then, more than 100 million .COM domains have been registered for use, including this little doozy of a number. Unfortunately, if you’ve thought of the perfect .COM domain name, it’s pretty likely that it has already been snagged up by some other human out there in the universe.
HOWEVER. If the stars have aligned, and your .COM domain name has yet to be taken, it’s time to make hay while the sun is shining! Chances are, if it’s a good name in your mind, it’s probably also on someone else’s mind too.
Even if you aren’t completely decided on all other decisions for your brand or business, getting that catchy and memorable .COM domain should be at the top of your priorities.
Your domain name is the first impression you leave with your audience and clientele. It’s your calling card to the world. People you’ve never met will refer to you by your website name over the name your mother gave you at birth (sorry, mom).
Your heart has to be as much in your domain name as it is in believing in your brand, business and goal setting.
And I know, typing it in to the search bar to see if it still is available is daunting, but you can do it. Breathe, and let your fingers guide you. It’s not the easiest business task you’ll have to complete, but my goodness, it won’t be the toughest one either.
So, I shall pause here while you check to see if it’s available.
…Okay, how’d it go?
Sometimes things are meant to be, and good luck does exist, and the world is a pretty okay place when it wants to be. Sometimes all those years of finding pennies on the ground, and not stepping on sidewalk cracks, and blowing away eyelashes pays off. And there, behind the glimmering light of your computer screen it sits available, a beacon of light, everything you’ve always wanted: YourDreamDomainName.com
And if that’s the case? I’d say your business has a very bright and successful future ahead of it. But don’t take my word for it—jump in to a .COM domain today and see for yourself 🙂
Did you get this far without registering your .COM domain? Oops! Not to worry, we won’t make you scroll up for a link. You can buy it here, and it you do it right now, you’ll even get it on sale for only $10.99.
Or, was yours already taken? All is not lost! We’ve got some other great ideas for domains to help your brand make a splash.