How to Buy a Domain Name – Important Information

November 24, 2011 by  Filed under: Domain 

Choose a domain name that would catch your attention if you saw it anywhere. Choose something that would make you click on if for further information.

Whether you need a domain name for a business or just for a hobby website, it is very important to choose one that can work best for your cause. Most people spend very little time in choosing the right domain name. Investing a little extra time in this area can assist you to get more traffic to your website.

Choose a domain name that best describes the main theme of your website. For example: If you are in some form of business then choose something that would offer some kind of glimpse into your service or theme. Let’s say you are in the furniture business. Choose something like bestvaluefurniture.com if you offer discount furniture. Choose something like classyhomefurnishings.com if you have expensive or quality furniture.

To get really good domains that are very reliable go to Yahoo Domains. Yahoo is very reliable & affordable. Yahoo is very easy to set up & use. I would definitely recommend them for the novice internet user. Go Daddy is another highly recommended domains seller. You can’t go wrong with either choice.

You should pay no more than $9.95 per year %2B an additional cost for privatizing the domain name. It should cost you around $20 per year for a private domain (total). Privatizing is very important because it keeps your personal information private from spammers who look up domain owners in various Who is searches. They can get information on anything from where you live to your email address & phone number in un-privatized domains. It is definitely worth the extra 10 bucks per year.

You can also look up domains that have been abandoned by previous owners. These domains can be like gold because the past owners may have put in a great deal of effort in getting web traffic before they decided to pack in for what ever reason. These types of domains should only be considered if you already have an existing domain name. It is sometimes very time consuming & costly to pick up one of these. The price tag is usually a lot higher than a brand new domain name.

If you follow the steps above, you will be pumping in a lot of traffic in no time. Have as much fun with it as you can & try to keep it original.

Happy Hunting!

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