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Buying a domain name

Secure a quality domain name for internet success, start with a name that says it all. A quality domain name says who you are to what you offer. Look for a name that is unique and that is easy to say, remember, and spell. Spaces and symbols are not allowed; only use letters, numbers, and hyphens. If your first choice isn’t available, try rearranging the word order, adding hyphens or using abbreviations to come up with a unique alternative.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is an address for the Internet. It helps people find your web site. A domain name is made up of two parts, typically preceded by www and followed by the extension. There are many extensions available .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, and .us are the more popular extensions. There are many new extensions, for more information about domain extensions click on the following link Top-Level Domains.

How do I choose a domain name?

Your domain name should reflect your business name or the topic your site will cover. It should be a unique and concise name that is easy to say, remember, and spell. You can use only letters, numbers, and hyphens in your domain name. Spaces or other symbols are not allowed. If your first choice isn’t available, try rearranging the word order, adding hyphens, or using abbreviations to come up with a unique alternative.

What to do with my domain once it’s been registered?

  • Besides setting up a website, there are a number of things you can do with your domain name once you register it.
  • Sell it – Domain names can be a great investment. If you have registered a domain name that you are not using, maybe someone else can. You can set up a For Sale parked page to let visitors know that it’s available , and don’t forget to include your contact information.
  • Protect your brand online  – The more domain names you register, the better. Prevent others from registering a similar domain name to yours.
  • Hold on to it – Maybe you haven’t decided what to do with your new domain name. You can leave it parked for the length of your registration.