What Is, How To Choose, and Where to Get a Domain Name?
If you want to have a website, then you need to look into getting your very own domain name. Your domain name is your web address. Just like people find your house by using your address, they will find your website the same way.
There are domain names everywhere. Do you have any favorite sites? The chances are that you type in their domain name in order to get to the right page.
Some popular examples of domain names include:
When you know you want to head to any of those websites, you type their domain name into your web browser.
You can get your own domain name too! It’s actually a lot easier than you think. There are many different services to choose from. The good news is that you can buy your very own domain name for under $10.
First things first, you need to know how to go about choosing your domain name. Your name is something that should stick with people so they remember how to get to your site. It’s also helpful to think about how your domain name will show up in a search engine like Google. The better your domain name, the more traffic (or, site visitors) you will get.
Here are the steps to choosing a domain name:
1. Why do you want the name in the first place? Is it for a hobby, business, personal blog, celebrity or TV show fan site? The name you choose should reflect its purpose.
2. Do you want the search engines to “understand” what your site is about? When you do a search in Google you type in what is called a keyword. Google then pulls up WebPages that are related to the keyword you’ve typed. Sometimes, registering a domain name that is similar to the keyword can help you show up higher in the search engines (which is a very good thing!). So, if you are creating a site about doll clothes you might purchase the domain, www.awesomedollclothes.com
3. Do you mind if your domain name has a .com, .net, .org or other extension? These are called “Top Level Domains” and can make a difference. If you can register a .com it is usually better since that is what people remember the most. The others are just fine, and you might have to get one of the others if someone else has already bought the one you really wanted.
After you’ve chosen your perfect domain name, it’s time to register it. There are many different places where you can register your domain. Many of these have very good service, so your choice might come down to where you can get the best deal.
Here are some options:
• Yahoo Domains
After you register your domain name it will show up in your domain account. After that you will need to have the domain name point to your web host so your website can show up. This is called changing the DNS settings, and your domain registrar will have detailed instructions on how to do that.
Buying your first domain name is a very exciting process. You’ll finally have your own place on the web! It’s also easier and cheaper than you think, so get started today.
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