Choosing a domain name for your new adult website is a very crucial matter and you should not do it too hastily. It is like choosing a name for your child, whatever name you choose, it will stick around forever. Sure, you can change the name, but you risk losing your current ranking on the search engines and a lot of visitors if you do it wrong. If you are a creative person, I am sure you will find a great address of the website that you will love.
I have created this post for new adult webmasters who want to start a porn site and do not know how to find an awesome domain name which will represent their business online for many years to come.
Here is my check list when registering domain name for a new site.
Choose A Short Name
You should definitely try to find a domain name that is as short as possible to avoid misspellings when typed in directly. Of course something like AnalPornVids is not bad but if you choose a very long name like WatchFreePornMilf, it will be difficult for a visitor to remember your address.
I think you should not choose a domain that contains more than three words. If you use too many keywords in your name, it will raise a red flag for Google. Do not overdo it.
Catchy And Easy To Remember
It should be easy to remember and catchy so if someone does not bookmark the website, he will just type in your site name into the search bar. Who will remember a name like Pornsd011? I bet not too many people. So it is really important to have a memorable domain.
Definitely use Google keyword research tools to find out which would be likely to get you more traffic based on your niche and complete site name. The trick with long keys is that you really need to do competitive analysis on a domain name before developing it. If no short keyword related names are available – choose something neutral, easy to remember and easy brandable.
Adam4Adam, Manhunt, Older4me, Cruisingforsex, Squirt, Recon, TheHun, PersianKitty, PlentyofFish, Amazon, MySpace, Facebook, Drudge, HuffingtonPost et cetera, all very successful sites without many keywords in their names.
I prefer choosing a one or maximum two keywords in domain name, so it is catchy as well as brandable. You should do a SEO check before picking. It is better to pick a domain name that is brand-able and easy to remember if you want to create a high quality site that surfers can remember and type in. If you are looking for targeted SE results then go with long-tail-keywords.
Remember, content is still king in SEO. The number of quality backlinks is still the queen, so if you go with the brandable name, you also can succeed.
I do still buy hyphenated named, for instance, I own for example my-site.com, but I use mysite.com for the site. It really depends on what you are looking to target. If you need a keywords stuffed domain then even a dash it is fine from SEO point of view. On the other hand if you are looking to establish a brand, personally I would go for a short and catchy domain. The hyphenated name is more to protect from someone else registering it and benefiting from SEO. So I would register both type of domains.
Choose Only .Com If Possible
Choose one of the main TLD’s: .com .net or .info. In some cases may be .org.
Always check other TLD’s if they are registered. If there is a solid website registered with .com or .net extension I would avoid using the same name – you may loose customers to them.
Personally, I prefer using non hyphenated .com domains, but if you can brand a .tv domain you can succeed with it nicely. Yes, the number of .com domains available is shrinking daily, but I think if you think outside of the box you can still get some good ones. What were you looking for? A muscle or stud type of domain name? Let us know so we can spin up some suggestions.
Keep It Relevant
Let’s say you have a site that features some skinny young boys, so you can not get a domain like HunkDudes. Your name suggests something different, so no reason to mislead anyone. There are many sites that make the same mistake and I am sure their viewers are not happy about it. Not to mention that Google will lower your rank immediately.
Make sure it is highly relevant to your niche.
Avoid Trademark Infringement
It is very important. You can not use any trademarked names in any part of your domain name. You are not allow to register a name like pornhubvideos or xhamsterxxx. Do not do it, because your domain will be seized.
Do You Recommend Buy An Old Adult Domain?
It can be a big factor in Google but having an old domain age would not guarantee good ranking. If the domain has been active and trusted for a long time that counts for a lot. If it is just been registered but inactive – then it is useless to purchase such a domain name.
Certainly there are still good domain names to be had, and without putting a second mortgage on the house to buy one. Quite a few folk that wander this site will attest that I frequently give them heads up tips or help finding a domain that is registerable for the $7.95 at your favorite registrar.
You just need to be creative. Grab a thesaurus and start combining words.
The name of a domain name is one of many factors in the search results. I would strongly suggest that you research what long-tail-keywords are. They may not be easy to remember but if you do execute them properly you can score high for some good keywords that get decent search results.
So that is my main criteria… What is yours?
Namecheap.com is my favorite domain name registrar. They offer free Whois protection, so no one can find out that you own the domain. I use it for all my adult websites and I love them.
I am here to help you. If you need any suggestions or advices, then leave a comment below.