4 Simple Steps to Take Before Registering a Profitable Domain Name

November 24, 2011 by  Filed under: Domain 

A domain name can act as a brand of your website. Thus, great consideration must be taken while you are choosing a domain name. There are a lot of tips and guide available to assist you in searching for the best domain name of your website. some of the characteristics of a good domain name include related to your website, easy to remember, unique without a huge amount of similarities with other domain names and short.

Once you have chosen a domain name that suits your website and you, the next step is to register the domain name. When you are registering the domain name, it is critical to make sure that the domain name belongs to you and not the hosts. There are several advantages of owning your own domain name for your website including you own the name for as long as you want and you can even bring along the domain name if you are changing a web host.

A domain name is important for a website because:

1. If you are the owner of the domain name, you will be able to take it along with you to the new web host if you are changing one. Even if the URL to your website has changed, the visitors can still search from the domain name and will be directed to your new website.

2. It gives more credibility especially if your website is business-based.

3. If your domain name is descriptive of your website or business, it is much easier for people to remember your website and can easily return to your website without searching for the URL.

4. It helps to build a respectable website to attract good advertisers or sponsors.

Before registering your domain name, there are a couple of points to remember:

• Come up with a few domain names instead of only one because the one might have been taken. If you are unsure on how to choose good domain names for your website, try search around for guidelines and tips.

• Obtain the DNS IP address, primary nameserver and secondary nameserver from the web host. This information usually can be found in the FAQs section.

• Get your payment details such as credit card ready as it is required for getting a domain name upon application.

• For independent applicants without a web host, there are some registrars that allow you to park your domain name at a temporary website. However, if you have a web host, you can go straight away to the registrars and apply for the domain name with the required information.

This step is best done as quickly as possible as the domain name that you are intending to brand your website might be taken by someone else. Once it is taken, you will have to use another name. Thus, to avoid missing such opportunity you must be quick to gather all information required and register without hesitating.

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