An essential part of developing a successful online business is the selection of your domain name. For a web-based company, your domain is much like your welcome sign to the world. Choosing the right domain name can mean the difference between success and failure. The following tips can show you how to choose the most effective domain names.
A good domain name needs to be short, memorable, catchy, and relevant to your business. Of course, this is easier said than done. One problem that you have to face is that at this point, many of the best domain names are already taken. Coming up with a good one can take some effort.
There are two questions you really need to answer before you start looking for a good domain name. First of all, you need to know how much you are willing to spend for your domain name. Do you have an unlimited budget for buying a domain name? Continue reading “Tips for choosing the best domain names”
Domain names are the identifying addresses of websites. The domain name of bobsburgers.com tells you where to find Bob’s Burgers on the internet. The internet is actually based upon IP addresses, so the domain names are related to a domain name server (DNS) system used to translate the domain name into and IP address.
When purchasing a domain name, you should attempt to relate it to an actual business, person or entity. In this way it is more unique and easier to remember. It also makes a nice email handle that people can remember as well, such as firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you buy domain names, you will also have to find a hosting company to host the domain name so that you can get onto the internet. Companies like GoDaddy, namecheap, 1&1, Hostgater, and DotEasy are hosting companies. Hosting companies also sell domain names, for various prices. Continue reading “Choosing domain names for your websites”
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Back in the “wild west” days of the Internet (the 1990s), there was a mad dash by many entrepreneurs to purchase as many unique domain names as possible. Back then, a savvy entrepreneur could buy a popular one word domain name for less than a 20 spot. But times have changed, and the Web is now big business. Accordingly, companies now spend hundreds of thousands of dollars — or even millions — purchasing just the right domain name to brand their online business. One entrepreneur who made a particularly good investment back in the 90s is Chris Clark of Maryland. Chris managed to purchase the domain name pizza.com way back in 1994 for a paltry $20. He has held on to the name all these years and just recently sold it at auction this March for a staggering $2.6 million. The winning bid is more than 13,000 times Clark’s original $20 investment. Continue reading “Unique domain names sell for millions”