Website Hosting & Understanding Domains
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January 05, 2007
When you are looking for website hosting, you often consider domain
names last. Your website domain name is perhaps on of the most
important aspects of your entire website. You could have the flashiest,
most professional design on the entire internet, however, without the
right domain name all of that will be pointless.
Your domain name is your website’s calling card. It is the first
thing seen when a person visits your site, it can even be a deciding
factor as to rather or not the person will even visit. That is right; a
person will decide rather to visit your website or not, based on the
website address (domain name).
When you go to obtain website hosting, you will need to choose a
domain name for your website. This can be done through your host, which
is likely to offer you a discount on the domain, such as a percentage
off of the price or even a free domain when you choose them for your
website hosting needs. The most ideal domain would be your business
name. However, for many reasons that might not be a possibility.
One reason might be that the domain is already taken, you might
choices with different extensions such as .net, .us, .org, or other
such extensions, but you need to remember that people usually remember
.com, so you should strive for that. Another reason might be the length
of your business name, such as Joe’s Bar, Grill, and Dance club. Now,
you can have a lengthy domain if you really want it like
"joesbargrilldanceclub", but look at that, would you remember it?
The key point in a domain is to make it easy to remember and catchy.
Think about your business, consider the business name and what you
offer. You want the name of your website to stay in their thoughts and
easy to remember. With the Joe’s Bar, Grill, and Dance Club, you might
consider "joes", "jbgd", or something to that effect.
When you do choose a few names, look at each one and determine
rather you, yourself, would be able to remember it. Would that name
stick in your mind? Would it tell you exactly what the business has to