Creating a website: Does a domain name matter?


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What is a Domain?

 

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This is possible the most crucial step of building your business. Before creating your web site you’ll need to register a domain name for your site. Now a domain name is nothing more than the web address that potential clients and customers will use to locate your site. This is also called the URL of the website. This is what you and your customers will type into their internet browsers top window in order to go to a specific website.

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The connection between your domain and  website

Your web sites theme should be built around you domain name. So taking care to choose the right name is very important. You’ll want it to say something that describes the content or theme of your site. This can’t be stressed enough however it get’s a bit complicated along the way. Keep on reading.

The availability of your domain may take some trial and error. Since there are so many sites coming online every day, it stands to reason that your first choice, in all probability, will not be available. It may take many variations of your domain name of choice before you find one that is available.

However, there are services available in the internet that offers domain name research. These websites will search for similar domain names and tell you if the domain name you chose is unique or if it is unavailable before you register it.

 

When creating a website, thinking of a domain name for your website is the first thing you have to do. It is very important to come up with a name that suitable describes your business services. The next step would be finding out if your name is available or if it is available. It can be very frustrating to find out that your chosen domain name is already being used and is unavailable. This is why it is recommended that you should think of several potential domain names for your website and try them out one by one. I highly recommend using

To check for your domain name availability, there are websites that offer domain name search. These services usually come from websites that offer domain name registration. Your domain name can also be the same as other domain names, provided that the extension is different. An example of a domain name extension is the “.com”. Today, there are different kinds of domain name extension. Here are some examples:

• .com

• .info

• .biz

• .net

• .us

Any and All of these extensions may be used for your upcoming website. If at all possible, try to stick with the .com extension.It is the most widely used and if you or a potential visitor forgets the extension. Your machine, will by default, resolve to the .com extension.

As I said before, the process of choosing your domain name may take a bit of time since there are thousands of new domains coming online every day. All needing and looking for a domain name. You’ll be amazed at just how many variations of your particular domain will come back as unavailable. Don’t give up. You’ll eventually get the one you want.

Registering your Domain name

Once you chose an available domain name for your website, the next step would be registering it. This can be done right from the source of search. If not there are numerous domain registration websites that offer this service. Domain name registration websites usually charges a fee for their domain name registration services. These websites differ in prices for domain name registration services; it is up to you to choose what domain name registration website you want to use. My preferred big players in the game are namecheap.com and Go-Daddy.com. Both have specials that offer your first years registration fee for cheap. Only to revert back to the regular $14.99 per year for the 2nd and 3rd years. You can utilize a free coupon finder service such as JoinHoney.com and save yourself some cash. Just download, install in your browser and watch it do its magic.

After registering your domain name, you will now be ready to create your website. Always remember that before creating a website, you will first need a domain name in order for you to put the contents of your website on the internet.

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About Lifanati

My name is Lifa Nati the founder and Editor-in-Chief of CheapSense.com. 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.