The Age Of The Cheap Domain
Enter The Age Of The Cheap Domain
Whether it is for business, pleasure or just something to do, everyone
seems to be building themselves web sites these days. It’s
getting ever easier to do and there is a growing list of practical
purposes for all of them. To make things better there are hundreds
of places to buy cheap domain names these days so your site can
look that much more professional.
While it was once more cost effective to build a site off of another
domain name — something like www.freehosting.com/yourname
--it never looked that good. For a personal site no one cared, but
for a business or organization it took a lot away from its credibility
From the very beginning of the world wide web a non independent
domain has reeked of tackiness. At the present, such things are
only really acceptable when used for personal or not for profit
The fact that cheap domains are now so easily attained there is
no excuse left in avoiding it. If you are already doing business
online then the sleeker look is a must. Person after person will
tell you that they trust a business more when it is set up online
by itself. To a potential customer a domain name speaks in the same
professional manner as a 1 800 number.
Going the other route suggests the same level of professionalism
as a cheap storefront sign. This tells us that by taking advantage
of a cheap domain name as opposed to a free tacked on name communicates
that the business is that much more committed to itself.
Further more, as any marketer will tell you, name recognition is
an important key to winning over clients. Once they are able to
remember the business’s name they should be able to do nothing
more then type it into their browser and add “.com”
to find out more about it. Passing on a cheap domain name and using
the secondary name alternative means your potential clients have
that much more to remember; and marketing experts tell us plainly
that they won’t remember.
Personal websites don’t need this. For people looking to
share family photos, journals, literature or art there are thousands
of web communities that offer to host. In most instances there isn’t
a lot of reason to go any other way. Still the temptation is there.
Frankly, if you’re having fun doing it and you want a personal
site that looks that much cooler then take advantage of all that
cheap domain registration out there.
The perk in going that route for a personal site is that advertising
and name recognition isn’t a big concern. Most people shopping
for cheap domain names for these kind of private sites only want
the name to be cute and appealing to friends and family. The “.com”
isn’t as important here. This makes cheap domains cost even
less money because the “.net,” “.us,” and
other extensions aren’t as sought after.
So maybe it’s time to get rid of that extra long web name
you picked up for free. Try this out and be a master of your own
About the Author
Christopher M. Luck
has an extensive background in dealing exclusively with cheap domains
online and is now offering his free domain tips to the public. If
you are at all interested in Christopher's personal domain advice,
tips, or secrets, you can visit his internet blog-http://www.twincitiespress.com/category/internet-comments