Setting Up a Domain Name Using GoDaddy

November 24, 2011 by  Filed under: Domain 

As you build your network marketing business, there are a couple of reasons why you will want to register your own domain name with a service like GoDaddy.

Having your own domain name will add some instant credibility to your business. Instead of sending prospects to an affiliate website you can direct them to your personal domain name “www.yourbusinees.com” E-mails you send out can now come from yourname@yourbusiness.com instead of a free service like Yahoo! or Gmail.

You will also need a domain name if you are going to do any article marketing. Many article directories like EzineArticles.com will not allow you to place an affiliate link in your article or in your resource box. They will however let you place a link that forwards to an affiliate site.

GoDaddy makes it very easy and inexpensive to set this up. The first thing you need to do is come up with a domain name and see if it is available. On the GoDaddy website, you will see a box to start a domain name search. I recommend you keep your name short and simple; it should be something that people can remember without writing it down. I prefer to use .com or .net extensions. These are the most common and recognizable extensions on the web today. Others like .info, .org, and .biz are being used more and more. Once you find a domain name that is available all that remains is to purchase it. You will be able to purchase most domain names for less than $10 per year. They do have to be renewed every year and if you let them lapse, someone else could steal your domain.

When you purchase your domain, you will get a few items for free. Most services will give you a free e-mail address with limited storage as well as hosting for a limited web page. You may choose to set up your own personal home page, or simply forward your domain to your affiliate page. Forwarding is also provided free by most services.

You are now ready to start directing traffic to your personal site.

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