Domain Names Explained

domain names explained

If you use the internet then you should know what domain names are. Whenever you visit web sites, the domain names appear in the address bar of the browser. The word address is very important, as just like your home address which allows people to find your house, a web address allows the browser to find a web site. The internals of the internet, do not actually use this address though, it is converted to an IP address (Internet Protocol), and it is that number in the format of 000.000.000.000 that is the actual address.

Domain names often contain the words that the site is about. So a site about guinea pig homes, will possibly be called guineapighomes4u.com. So if you are looking to register a domain, then give a clue to what the site is actually about in the name. However, this is not always the case, but by using a name that does not correspond with the sites subject you will need to build up a brand. Examples of this kind of thing is Apple and Samsung. We only know what they sell as they have built up a well-known brand around those names. Continue reading “Domain Names Explained”

Choosing Domain Names For Your Websites

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 bob@bobsburgers.com.

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”