Ok so Chris and his new website although interesting wouldn’t solve your issue and isn’t really all that helpful but it is one way of choosing a domain name, so how do you choose a domain for your travel blog?
If it was still 2010 I would suggest a emd (exact match domain) that mirrored a decent search return however this time has long gone and we need to move with the times.
Using your own name
This is a decent option and most likely the domain will be available to register unless you are called Brad Pitt, Winston Churchill or Kelly Clarkson! even if you did have a popular name there are now so many suffixes available it still would be a possibility.
Choosing your own name is a good idea if:
* You only want to share your work with people you know
* You would like to build a brand around yourself
If you do decide to use your name it will probably be worth adding to it so people can tell what your site is about.
If you name was Brian Jones you could register brianjonestravelblog .com/.co.uk/.net depending on where you live or who you are trying to attract to your site (if anyone at all)
Creating a brand name
Out of all the options I could list creating your own brand is by far the best suggestion and will endeavour to be future proof.
Deciding on a brand name for your travel blog is going to take a little bit of time but the best thing is you can get very creative with the name, ideally it should be easy to remember, catchy, short “ish” relates to travel (if possible) but most of all a name you like personally.
I have thought of a name now what do I do?
Well done, you are now on your way to starting a professional blog but is the name available?
You need to check to see if the name is available to register, I use namecheap to register all my domains because it’s the cheapest place to buy a domain name and the user interface is very easy to use, if you ever have a problem you can get customer support 24/7
Go to namecheap to see if your name is available click here