Choosing your domain name.
To Make a Website You Need a Domain Name.
The first step to getting a website online is actually having a domain name to put it on. A domain name is your address online so your website can be found. For example, my domain name is www.bemyguestblogger.com.
Registering your domain is as easy as paying a yearly fee to keep your name and as long as you keep renewing, you’ll own the domain name.
But how do you choose a good domain name for your website? Keep reading to find out.
Quick Tips for Choosing a Domain Name.
Chances are you’ll be using your domain for a long time, so choosing a good one is important. You could either go for a catchy brand name like
SiteGeek.com or for something that clearly explains what the site is about, like
CreditCards.com for example. Here are a few tips to think about:
- Keep it simple and easy to spell.
- Try and keep it short and catchy.
- Avoid hyphens and numbers that are hard to remember.
- Don’t use trademark words.
- Try to register the .com domain.
Where Do I Register My Domain?
There are dozens of companies that you can register your domain name through but the best option is to get a free domain when you buy web hosting. In step 2 you’ll learn about hosting and how to pick a cheap and reliable one. Most quality hosts will give you a free domain which makes setting up your website easier.