How Important Are Domain Names?

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The term domain might appear like a highfalutin term  just for computer wizards and for those who spend days and nights in their computers. The reality is that the term domain is a simple geek term referring to the address of a site also known as the website name.


website nameWhat is the difference between a domain name and a website?

It’s easy to think a website and a domain name are the same but while they are closely related they are two different things. You need a domain name ( Website name) to have a website. To make it simpler, domain names are essential to websites in the exact same way that names are essential to people. Can you picture individuals being resolved or being called utilizing a series of pin numbers rather than their names? Remembering names is currently an issue for many people so you can just think of how chaotic it would be if individuals did not have names however simply numbers are.

This works the same method with sites which are resolved utilizing domain names instead of a series of numbers typically referred to as IP address. Like a lot of numbers, IP addresses can be tough to remember and they are irreversible implying a brand-new IP address for a new web hosting company.

While an IP address is just a series of tough to remember numbers, a domain name is something that can be provided character and can be easily kept in mind. Aim to search the web and if you would like to know the domain name of the website being seen, look at the web browser bar above ( Aka URL) . Are you able to remember that name if you close the browser window page by mistake?

Latest thing or series of letters after the domain is the domain extension under which the site address is registered. Examples of domain extensions are .com which describes a commercial business domain, .net for network, .org which describes a non-profit domain and even fr or no which stands for France or Norway respectively, describes the nation domain. The extension domains are normally preceded by a duration which is read as dot.

Both the website name, which I called the sub domain and the domain extension comprise the complete domain name of a site. Individuals who are about to register their domain should think thoroughly about the name due to the fact that domain names are unique and it is exactly what gives the website a unique attribute. Domain names are special because they are managed in a central database.

Having your very own domain name does not come totally free, with registration comes payment. By registering your domain, you get the special right to use that domain name however only for a certain number of years usually charged on a yearly basis depending on the policy of the registrar where you purchased the name. When that period expires and you want to continue using the domain name then you can restore your contract by paying the domain renewal fee. It’s like your yearly property tax.

Selecting your Website name

You can use an optimum of 67 characters composed of letters from A to Z or number from zero to 9 or a mixture of both numbers and letters as well the hyphen. The optimum of 67 characters already includes both the sub domain name and the website name extension. SO if you wish to have an easy to recall website name then you better start considering an amusing domain name, The secret is to make your domain name appealing, easy to bear in mind and more or less offers the user an idea of what the site is everything about.

Nevertheless, you can currently register a domain even if you do not have a site. On the other hand,  a website can not be created without a domain name. While some domain registering companies provide web hosting, you can register your domain name with them and choose hosting from other different web hosting companies.

Never ever try to register a domain which consists of a trademark or name already belonging to another such as Microsoft, google etc, unless you want to be prosecuted as  cyber-squatting.

It all begins with a website name.

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My name is Lifa Nati the founder and Editor-in-Chief of A website founded on the concept of buying well researched domains for a low price then selling for a profit, pretty much like real estate trading. I also review web products, subscription services and focus on price vs value. I am a former analyst with TD auto insurance division and complex property claims with the Co-operators insurance in BC, Canada. I am now a domain investor and part time consultant for an independent risk management adjusting firm. I have got to this stage of my life after going through a financial breakdown, losing my job and persistent bad spending habits. I went through a complete transformation after discovering the business of buying domains for a low price then selling for a profit. This led to the birth of the cheapsense website. I dive into saving tips and domain investing guides. Will be implementing free software for our users to take advantage of. They say things happen for a reason, my "why" is to serve.