Before making your web site you’ll need to have and register a website name.
The domain name is nothing more than the web address that potential clients and customers will use to find your site. This is also called the URL of the website. This is what you and your customers will type into their internet browser’s top window in order to go to a specific website.
Your web site’s theme should be built around your domain name. So taking care in choosing the right domain name is very important. You’ll want your domain name to say something that describes the content or theme of your site. This is pretty important.
Finding your website name may take some time and effort. Since there are so many sites created online every day, it stands to reason that your first choice may not be available. It may take several variations of your domain name of choice before you find one that is available.
However, there are services that offers domain name search. These websites will search for similar domain names and tell you if the domain name you chose is unique or if it is unavailable before you register it.
A great way to get started with a website name is by brainstorming all the words that describe what you do, how you do it, where you do it and who you do it for. You can then break those down into descriptive words of your main words. The, when you go to register a website name, you’ll have plenty of words that can be combined to create a descriptive title for your business and the website name for it.
To check for your domain name availability, there are websites that offer domain name search. These services usually come from websites that offer domain name registration. Your domain name can also be the same as other domain names, provided that the extension is different. An example of a domain name extension is the “.com”. Today, there are different kinds of domain name extension. Here are some examples:
Any and All of these extensions can be used for your upcoming website. If at all possible, try to stick with the .com extension. It’s the most widely used and if you or a potential visitor forget the extension. Your computer, will by default, resolve to the .com extension.
Once you chose an available domain name for your website, the next step would be registering it. This is done right from the source of search usually.
If not there are many domain registration websites that offer this service. Prices used to be cheaper, but have risen in the last year by several dollars. I believe you’ll pay between $10.00 and $13.00 to register your website name if you choose a .com extension.
After registering your domain name, you are now ready to create your website!