Once you have planned your website, now you need the domain name to present Your Company on the Internet.
How much does domain name costs
The cost varies from $9+ and it is one time fees for One Year. However you get some discount if you register for more than One Year and which again depends on company to company
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What’s Domain Name?
The domain name is the address of the website(yourwebsite.com). It is just like a telephone number which is unique and it belongs to you only. On the Internet same way your website name is your unique name which users type in URL to connect to your site and the process is called “Domain Registration”. The Domain Registration is controlled by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
Let me describe some Top Level Domains Domain Names:
* .com for Companies
* .edu for Universities
* .net for Network Service Providers
* .org for All Other Organizations
* .biz for Businesses
* .info for All king of Users
Also you can have County Specific Domain Name like:
* .uk for Great Britain
* .nz for New Zealand
* .ca for Canada
* .cn for China
* .in for India
* .ru for Russia
You Can View The Complete List Of Domains On Wiki
The Benefits of Having Domain Name
When you register your domain name you get the advantage to have email addresses and web address of same name which gives a professional look to your website.
How do I Regsiter a Domain Name
However every registrar provides the same services, so it is up to you to choose a registrar and you are free to do so.
What if the name I want is already taken
Now a days it is hard to find the same name what you want and if lucky enough is possible to get it. You can quickly check the name at www.hostingdad.com . Try to get a domain name that is similar to your current brand name or trademark. Sometime you have to compromise and modify little bit the name.
If domain with the name of your trademark is already taken, you have the rights to register that name and you can find more about it at ICANN
Should I choose hosting services before I regsiter my domain name
Yes, if possible. It is always better to choose Web Hosting Space before registering your domain name. At the time of registering domain name, yu have to provide the server address where your website will be hosted so that domain name can be configured with it.
Things to consider while choosing Domain Name
1. Try to choose name which is related to your brand name
2. Keep the name short and easy to remember
3. Avoid hyphens, prefixes, suffixes and numbers in the name