Choosing And Registering A Domain Name For Your Website
Author : Ricardo d Argence
Submitted : 2008-12-31 04:12:13 Word Count : 450 Popularity: 160
Tags: domain names, internet, web hosting, web development, webmasters, computers, internet marketing, site promotion, e-commerce, search engine optimization, seo, Converting Traffic, link popularity
You register a domain name by registering with a domain name services registrar. The domain name industry is regulated and overseen by ICANN, which is an organization responsible for providing standards and procedures for certifying companies as domain name registrars.
Only a domain name registrar is permitted to access and modify the master database domains that are on InterNIC servers. The fee is determined by the registrar as far as getting a domain name and some registers have special domain name packages.
Domain names can be used for branding purposes, and also you use a domain name to create an identity on the Web. You must come up with a domain name that will catch people's attention. You can use your business name as your URL. If the name of your company is currently in use, then obtain a URL name similar to what your business is. Purchasing a business name domain name isn't the only way to go, and when a keyword domain name could do just fine.
Be sensible selecting a domain name for your website, your URL will influence your commercial activity both online and offline. To make your web site popular avoid using long or difficult domain names. Short domain names register better with people's memory and are easy to remember.
After you choose a domain name, you need to get it registered with a domain name registrar service. Charges are likely to consist of a one-time installation cost to cover the background technical job that has to be done. Then pay your service provider a monthly, semi-annual or annual fee for Web site hosting services.
Most domain registrar services have tools available for you to get your web site set up and running quickly.
I strongly recommend purchasing a .com domain name as opposed to a .net, .info, .biz or anything else. If your chosen domain name is not available in a .com, keep looking until you find one that isn't taken. There is nothing wrong with the other extensions but when you have a .com extension, it sounds like you've been on the net a long time.
Then you might consider looking at the lenght of time your competitors have regstered their domain names, if you want to stay ahead of your competition. If your domain name expires, there's a good chance that someone will register your domain name immediately after it expires. Renewal of domain names regularly is an assurance that you keep it for several years.
Remember, your domain name is an extension of your business and your brand of product or service.
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As the founder and actual CEO, Ricardo dArgence has been in the field for more than 20 years. Alojate.com is now one of the best web hosting providers in Mexico, offering a range of services for all business needs. Servidores dedicados, Search Engine Optimization, factura electronica, web hosting & domain registration.