You want to create a website, or maybe you already have a
website with the free account that came with your ISP. The
addresses you get with most ISPs are hardly professional, and
if you intend to use your website for business, then a domain
name is defiantly required.
A domain name is like a street address but for the internet.
For example, TallentAgency.com is a domain name.
Every computer on the internet has a numerical address, which is called the IP address.
Every time you log onto the internet, your computer gets a new IP
address. Humans are not very good at remembering numerical
addresses, so domain names are designed to benefit us humans.
The domain name points to the IP of the web server hosing the website.
It’s very important to carefully think about the domain name
you want to register before actually registering it. There is no
limit on the number of domain names a person can own, but they
do cost money, so there will be personal limits.
You may want to decide which country you wish to target. There are
several different types of domain names that target different
countries. The domain names ending in .com are either worldwide,
or America and .co.uk domain names are for England, etc. Many
countries have their own domain name system.
If you have an existing company name or brand name, then you
will be looking to purchase a domain name as similar to that as
possible. Otherwise, spend some thought now about what domain
name you would like. You ideally want your domain name to be as
short as possible, and something that is very memorable and easy
to spell. Visit one of the domain registration websites and
start searching for available domains.
Once you’ve found a domain you like, I think it’s quite
important to check similar sounding domain names and the same
names with the different extensions. You don’t want to sound
similar to an x-rated site; it could possibly put people off from
trying to find your site in the future.
Remember to renew your domain name subscription when it runs
out, otherwise you could well find someone else will take your
precious domain name.
( I seriously had this happen to me about ten years ago – UGH! -
I had somehow let my former domain name expire PLUS had spent hundreds
of dollars on advertising FOR this domain – was out of town for the weekend
to attend a funeral and upon returning found out that not only had my domain name
expired and been bought by someone else BUT they were operating
a PORN SITE and even worse, if possible – my advertising money
had gone to drive traffic to this new site! )
It might be a good idea for you to send all of the domain registration information,
etc. to your Virtual Assistant and have her keep up on this aspect of your business
along with the numerous other she can perform for you!
Why not Schedule a Project now?