When you get your website, you’ll be able to see it online. However, you’ll want to get a Domain Name for your website. This is what a person would type into their browser address bar for your website to come up.
How To Get A Domain Name
All you need to do to get a domain name is go to a registrar like Domain Sales Check and enter in a name you’d like for your website. Instantly, it will tell you if it’s available.
Always register your domain name for at least a 2 year period as this tells the search engines you’re serious about your website business, and it’s not just a fly by night venture. Domain is cheaper buying this way as renewal price will have a flat rate of $14.99 & up.
Choosing The Right Domain Name
The domain name that’s attached to your website is also known as a URL, which describes what your website is about to the search engines. Ideally, you want a domain name that describes what your website is about, that’s memorable and ends in .com. No one ever got rich selling a .net domain.
If the .com exchange is taken, you could use another exchange like .net, .ca, .org, .tv, or .biz as the search engines don’t add any weight to what exchange it is. Then you would point your ‘Blue Buffalo Domain Name’ to your keyword rich ‘Natural Dogs Foods Domain Name’
Registering Your Own Name
In this world of identity theft you’ll want to register your own name as a domain name before someone else registers it and uses it for nefarious purposes. You can then simply tell people to type in your name to get to your website. Then ask you registrar to point your domain name to your website’s domain name. Your website designer can you with this is you are not sure how to do it.
If your name is already taken, then try to get a variance of your name, i.e. JohnWSmith.com or JSmith.com.
You can find out who owns your name by going to WhoIsSource.com and typing your name into their search box. You can also try to contact the person that owns your name and ask them if they would sell it to you.
Be Careful How Your Domain Reads
Be careful how your domain name looks like when all the words are together with no spaces. All of these are legitimate companies that didn’t know they did this. You can’t make this stuff up.
Here are few wrong name ideas…
WhoRepresents.com is where you can find agents representing celebrities, NOT representing ladies of the night: www.WhorePresents.com.
PenIsland.net is where you go when you’re looking for a great pen. But it can be read as www.PenisLand.net.
TherapistFinder.com is where you go if you’re in the need of a Therapist. But it could be read as www.TheRapistFinder.com.
Funny but do you see what I mean?
Your Country’s Exchange
Even though you should always get a .com extension for your memorable domain you may also wish to purchase your country’s exchange;
United States: .US
United Kingdom: .CO.UK
If you don’t, and your website becomes well known, someone may pick up your domain name under your country’s exchange and ‘pick up’ your visitor traffic too.
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