A Domain Name That Clicks
Selecting A Domain Name That Clicks
After making the decision to join the World Wide Web Business Community.
Another important step awaits your attention.You will certainly
want to select a Domain Name for your business.
That's right! Your very own Domain Name for your online business.Selecting
the right domain name is often a hard task for many new online business
They want a catchy name that will get attention plus deliver the
paying customers to their website. Unfortunately, many online business
owners insist on the wrong name. One that
is not only improper for their business but also might give potential
customers the wrong impression.
I've heard of quite a few online business owners naming their new
business after a family pet, a child, or significant other. Not
necessarily in that order!
But, alas, that "catchy" name might make it difficult
for potential customers to find your website or you might attract
the wrong crowd.
And speaking on the wrong crowd... "I guess you've heard the
joke about the elderly woman
who hooked impressive rugs for a living and decided to start a website
called hookers.com. Well, she received many hits to her website
from many disappointed lecherous male surfers, so the story goes."
Before deciding the proper Domain Name let's cover a few basics:
What's A Domain Name?
In basic terms a domain name is your business name on the World
Wide Web. This is how customers will find your website. The domain
will show your location and whether your website is commercial (com)
organizational (org) educational(edu) governmental(gov) or any one
of several other suffixes.
How Might A Domain Reflect Your Business?
If you repair cars, your domain might be:
If you design websites a good domain might be: -www.Qualitywebdesigners.com
If you sell house plants a good domain name might be: www.houseplantsforyou.com
If you repair computers a good domain name might be: www.computerservice.com
By reflecting exactly what your business concerns it will be easier
for potential customers to find your website even if they don't
know the exact URL (Universal Resource Locator)
They might simply go to a search engine like Google.com and type
the kind of business they are looking for. Suppose you own a home
based computer repair service on the Internet.
A potential customer types "computer repair" on google...and
up pops your website! They visit your website. Contact you about
your repair services. Cool...huh?
What's The Deal With The Suffix?
Selecting a suffix is important. Even though com, net, org, gov,
edu, tv, enjoy amazing popularity, It would be wise to select com.
Why? Because it is the most popular. Plus "com" is the
one your browser will automatically fill in if someone types in
your business name without the suffix. Once again this will make
it easier for a potential customer to locate your website. Only
use net, org, or any other suffix if "com" is not available.
After selecting your Domain Name you should determine if that
name is available. You might want to download a domain lookup tool.
Or use a domain lookup service online. Many webhosting services
have a domain lookup tool readily available.
Domain Lookup Tool
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If your desired Domain Name is available NOW is the perfect time
to decide if you want to register the name and select a web hosting
package. Usually you will have the option to register the name for
a year, two years, three for a predetermined price. I've seen prices
starting at $9.99 and up per year.
Note: Many webhositng services offer free domain registration with
a webhosting package. Many webhosting packages start at around $15.00
and up per month for a starter website.
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-Decide You Want A Professional Name That Gets Attention.
-Select A Name That Describes Your Business.
-Select A Name That Will Be Easy To Find Online.
-Register Your Domain With Optional Hosting Package.
After reading this informative article you should have a good understanding
on selecting a Domain Name That Clicks!
About the Author
BB Lee is the editor
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