This is the first step in creating your website. Buy a domain name and you’re ready to start advertising your passion, business, or blog to the world. A domain name gives your website it’s identity online – a way of being able to broadcast what you have to offer across the web, as well as making it easy for clients to find you.
What is a domain name?
Your domain name is your websites online street address. People need to know where to find you! Ready to start or wrap up your journey in making an online presence?
Here’s how to begin domain name registration:
Think about your business name and possible acronyms. Domain names must be greater than three characters and less than 63 characters long. Keep the domain name you buy simple, memorable, easy to type and straight to the point.
By choosing a relevant name, users online will be able to find your business through keyword searches in Google even if they forget your URL!
There are so many extensions to choose from! Think about which domain extension will be right for you. .COM is one of the most used extensions in the world. Organizations use .org, many internet companies are moving to .net and education websites use .edu. Many governments and municipal sites are now using .gov.
Look at which extensions are available but remember, some restrictions apply; if you don’t know use .COM!
Now you’ve chosen your domain name, it’s time to snap it up while it’s still available! This market is like real estate but moves even faster! Millions of people buy domain names every day, so a domain that might be available now, could be gone tomorrow. Many people will buy up copies of domains to increase their presence on the web!
You could own .com, .net, and .org and use them all to redirect to a single website!