Once you have decided that you want to have your own website on the internet its important that you choose a yahoo domain name that accurately represents what you plan to use it for and what extra features you need to get the most out of it.

With over 80 million registered domains on the internet its becoming harder and harder to find relevant yahoo domain names that are available which are related to the topic you want to target, especially for .com domain names which are by far the most popular. For this reason there are now many other types of yahoo domain names which you can choose from such as .net and .info.

The first thing you will need to do is visit a website such as Yahoo and start searching for available .com domain names using the search feature. As most names are already taken you will probably need to use three or more words to find one that is available (you can also use hyphens between each word to find available names).

Because people are familiar with .com domains you should start searching for them first but its not absolutely necessary and you can find a much shorter name using a different extension such as .net or .info. The extension of your yahoo domain will not effect the performance of your website or how well it operates.

If you want to generate free traffic from the search engines and achieve top rankings you should try to use keywords that you want to target in your domain name. So if you want to start a website about losing weight you should try to use words like “weight loss” or “diet” in the domain name to help your rankings in the search engines for those keywords.

Just having a popular keyword in your yahoo domain name is not enough to achieve top rankings but it will help the search engines identify what your website is about so its important that you include at least one keyword that relates to the market you want to target if you want to generate free traffic in the future.

When you have found a yahoo domain name for your website you should seriously consider adding the private registration option to your order. This will protect your domain from unwanted attention by hiding your personal details such as your email address which could be collected by spammers.

After you have purchased a yahoo domain name you will need to find a website hosting plan that suits your needs and meets your requirements depending on how much disk space and data transfer you need. Once you have a hosting account you can set up your website and have it up and running within a matter of hours.