Registering a Domain Name – 5 Tips

November 24, 2011 by  Filed under: Domain 

A picture is worth a thousand words, and a domain is worth ten thousand. When it comes to registering a domain, there are a few things that should be considered, this article will discuss some of these things.

Firstly, you will need to determine the top level domain name you will wish to use with your site, such as .com, .net and .org. It is important to pick a top level domain that goes hand in hand with your websites content. If your website offers purely information, you may opt for a .info name, or if it is purely commercial you may opt for a .com name.

Secondly, there is the price of the domain. Prices of domain names vary between registrars, and so a price comparison will be in order. The top level domain name chosen will also affect the price of the domain name, a .info domain name for example can be purchased for as little as $2 at some registrars.

Thirdly, and perhaps the most important part of registering a domain name is finding a good name that describes your site. Some tips when picking the second level domain names are:

– Choose a name that is brandable

– Choose a name that is easy to remember

Fourthly, if your product or service has been around for a while, and the general public has knowledge of it, then it would help to make your domain name relate to your service or product. By doing so you will gain better exposure in search engine results and better notability.

Finally, be sure to pick a reputable registrar to register your domain name with. Your domain name will be the gateway to your website, and you want to make sure that you will receive the support you require with it.

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