Create A Domain Name

Creating a domain id needed when you start your website. When you think about how to create a domain name you think about how that name would impact your site in terms of will people remember your domain name? Is it related to your website? Can you continue to build from your domain?

What is a domain?

Understanding what is a good domain

Choosing a domain extension name

Where can I register a domain?

Free subdomains

Try out all the free platforms 

What is a domain?

A domain is an address used in a URL  to identify a particular website. Everything that we do in computers is a combination of codes, numbers, and symbols.

Every computer has a unique IP address that is used as the address to your home and domain is just the name. This makes it easier for others to remember rather than long numbers or characters.

Understanding what is a good domain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose your domain name carefully because this is the one you might end up keeping. I had to go through like 4 domains until I was satisfied with the hosting and the concept so be prepared.

Here are some sample domains names for someone who wants to create a website on blogging. Remember when you register your domain name that you also reserve for hosting.

Example domain names

-littleblogging.com

-bloggerschoice.com

-iloveblogging.com

-whybloggingisforme.com

This is just the basics of understanding what a domain should look like is part of the process.

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Choosing a domain extension name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing a domain extension is really not that difficult just think about the direction of your business and what audience you’re trying to attract.  If it’s an organization then you use .org if it’s for personal or business .com is the way to go.

Sample extensions are going to be com,.org,.net,.info etc.  Make sure that your domain name isn’t being used by any other person and it’s not a copyright of any sort.

There are many websites that allow you to see if a domain name is registered like, GoDaddy, Google Domains, 1and 1 etc.

 

See if a domain name is registered:

 

Where can I register a domain?

You can register your domain name with several different companies. Usually where you end up purchasing your domain name has the option of other services like hosting or SSL.

Go Daddy is probably the largest domain company out there servicing over 14 million people.

The company was founded in 1997 and since then have grown where you are also able to create your website from their platform.

The company also offers web building services free for the first three months which is powered by WordPress. If you aren’t familiar with WordPress is one of the strongest web builders out there to date.

In addition to web building, GoDaddy also offers to host services as well as SSL certification (secured socket layer) that alone will cost you $149 the year.

You have the option of SEO which (search engine optimization) this helps to increase the quantity of your traffic through search engines. As you can see on the GoDaddy screen has all the menus related to what the company offers.

 

 

 

 

Domain.com

Domain.com was founded in 2000, known for their high-quality products and customer service. The company claims to be one of the top companies for domain registration.

Domain.com also offers web hosting which starts at $3.75 -$13.75 a month for Linux operating systems this does not include SSL, SEO. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Linux is an open source operating system that is being used by major IT companies.

It is actually good to get into Linux if you are interested in coding because so many companies are always hiring for Linux developers.

Another hosting service that they use is Windows I know everyone is familiar with Windows the price for this starts at $4.75-$14.75 a month again doesn’t include SEO or SSL. Domain.com also offers their own web builder which is easy to use very similar to WIX.

-Google

-site builder

-host gator 

-i- page

 

Free subdomains

There are some companies that allow you to create a domain name for free but just like any platform, they have something different in value to offer.

I know that WordPress offers a free subdomain for those still in that stage of exploring.

Another company that you can try out that I use is the Wealthy Affiliate platform.  Wealthy Affiliate is more known as an affiliated marketing school that help people succeed in the online business world.

Here is some of what they offer. and in comparison to price, this is definitely the way to go.

-Domain name register up to 25 for the same price

-Hosting

-SSL certificate is included in the price

-SEO is also included

-Website builder with WordPress

I like that as a marketer and freelancer I can create multiple sites for a set price.

 

 

Try out all the free platforms 

Try out all the free platforms because this is going to help you make an educated decision as to what you are looking to do. What I mean by that is use all the educational resources that are available to you for free.

I have used BlueHost as well for many of my clients because that’s what they prefer in terms of hosting and choosing a domain name directly from the platform.

 

 

 

 

This is good if you’re on a budget and just starting out but eventually for more of a professional site you want to pay for the services.

Not ready to purchase a domain name? No problem you don’t necessarily have to purchase a domain name if you are unsure and just starting out.

 

Conclusion

So if you’re looking to start a site and create a domain name remember the steps you have to take when choosing a domain name and compare prices.

I hope this information has helped and gave you more confidence in your quest for your online journey. And if I didn’t then please comment below and I will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.

  • Create a domain
  • Have an idea in place
  • Choose a company for site building
  • Get your site hosted
  • Write good content
  • Have keyword tools to help you rank in search engines

How to build a website for free

 

4 thoughts on “Create A Domain Name

  1. Nice domain summary. I find it’s a bad idea to use hyphens in domain names though. Visitors have been “trained” into thinking that domain names have no hyphens, so if your domain uses them, a visitor could type the domain name minus the hyphens into their browser. And that might be a valid address for a competing site!
    NameCheap is another domain registrar I use these days. Their prices are usually a little less than GoDaddy’s.
    I agree with you on Wealthy Affiliate though. Still the best affiliate marketing training available. 🙂

  2. This is good information, you really have to put some though into it, I created a site some years ago, and the domain name was way to long hard and hard to remember. I wish I had this information back then!

  3. A great publication for those wanting to start a home business online. You go into detail that is very helpful and informative, which is exactly what a start-up needs. I am sure all will thank you for sharing.

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