Are you at a point where you want to launch a website and have been advised to get a domain name first but have no idea how to go about it? This article will help shed some light on domain name registration, how to buy them and the benefits of having one.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is part of an address that belongs to a specific domain. You get to attach your name or business name to it to complete the network address. The effort that’s put into picking the right names for their business is the same you will put into your domain name. Once you have selected your name, you can attach it to the domain. A domain name example is like lovelife.com where your personal or business name is ‘lovelife,’ and .com is the domain.
How can you buy a domain name?
Buying a domain name is very easy. You need only identify a registrar who can sell it to you. Some even go a step further and host your website for you. The charges for buying a domain name vary from one registrar to another. They range from $10 to $35.
Examples of reputable domain name registrars include;
- Go Daddy
What to consider during domain name registration
- Include keywords that will help place your domain name at the top of search engines. If you are focused on a specific location, throw it right in there with the domain name.
- Don’t assume the domain name is registered as yours. Check to make sure it is.
- Domain name registration requires renewal every year. Do not forget to do so. Mark your calendar, write it on your diary or whatever you need to do to remember. Otherwise, your domain name will be sold to someone else. It is advisable to buy a long-term registration of 5 to 10 years upfront.
- Don’t buy a domain name with dashes, abbreviations, and numbers, as they will be hard to spell out to your clients, and people will get lost when looking for it online. As a result, you will be losing out on potential clients.
- Invest on .com even if it may be expensive as that is where the value of your domain name lies.
Look into the reputation of the domain name to avoid buying one linked to some legal issues.
— FS Local (@FSLocal) 5 de noviembre de 2017
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