Buying the Right Domain Name

What is a Domain Name? Your domain name is your web address. Just as we have street addresses for our home, domain names are addresses for our websites. This is the identity of your website, its home, its place to live on the web so to speak.

In order for someone to find your business on the web, you need to have a domain name web hosting. Buying a name is not hard to do. All you have to do is pick the right name for your company keeping in mind that buying a domain name requires much forethought. Buying domains can help your business growth but can also kill your business if you don’t buy the right name that reflects the product or criteria of your companies needs. Buying domain names is quite easy if you follow a few simple rules of thumb. By making sure you do your research, use good judgment that the domain name will identify with your business, you will have a successful domain.

One of the first things to do when you check into buying a domain name is to find out how much the domain name is going to cost or how much it will cost to register a domain name you already have in mind. You should be able to successfully register your domain name for $10 and under per year. You can register your domain for as long as you see fit, but it is always advisable to make a long term commitment and buy a domain name for at least 5 years.

I would suggest only buying that consists of letters even though numbers and hyphens are allowed. By using more characters, a mixture of letters, numbers and hyphens, you make your domain to become hard to remember. Thus, you may possibly be pointing potential clients to competitors with similar domain names. You are allowed up to 67 characters when buying domain names, but you really should keep it short. The shorter the domain name, the easier to remember.

One other way to buy domain names is to resell it in future. Not always are you buying a domain name to benefit your company, you may want to check into buying domains to resell and make a profit.