DOMAIN NAME IS YOUR BUSINESS CARD ONLINE
Domain name is your business card online, it is the address of your website that allows visitors to find your site. How to choose the right domain name for your page, which things affect it. This is explained in this blog post. Domain name is your online business brand. Therefore, it is best to use time and discretion to choose a valid name. I will also tell you more about this later. I also create an overview of where domain names can be purchased, how to register them, and how to transfer names from one register to another.
What is a domain name?
The domain name is a memorable and easy-to-spell address of your website at you Domain Name Server (DNS). DNS translates a domain name to an IP address. IP-address allows different devices to communicate with each other over the IP-based network such as the Internet.
For instance, the 188.8.131.52 IP address is used by the domain name makemoneywithkari.com. Domain name server fades a cumbersome number series in the background of the domain name. This makes the communication between servers, websites and website users easier and simpler.
Domain names mywebsitename .com, mywebsitename .org, mywebsitename.net you buy will be your property. You own your domain name and control it in every aspect. No-one can take it from you so far you own it. When you develop your site you add value to your domain name and when your website flourishes, the value of your domain name increases. Domain names are traded online and it’s possible to sell your domain with a good profit if you wish.
In comparison with subdomains, the domains you own are better ranked in Search Engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo) This is an important advantage for your successful online business. We can say that domain name is your business card online.
Create a domain name
Domain name is an address to your website, that’s why you have to find the one that responds close to your business idea and the target group (niche). Take your time and consider the different names and how they respond. For instance, if your business idea is to sell golf clubs for golfers, your domain name might be golfclubsforsale.com I made a search on my domain name platform if this name is available.
You have to take attention that there are millions of websites and domain names online, so it’s possible that the domain you like may already be taken by someone else.
As you can see the domain name golfclubsforsale.com was taken but domain golfclubsforsale.net is available. One thing to consider is the using of domain names ending .net or .org. I recommend that you choose the “.com” version because they’re proven to rank the best. You can choose for instance the domain name golfclubsforbusiness instead if it’s close enough your business idea. Creating a domain name is often such a reflection and comparison.
How to purchase a domain name?
Buying a domain name is easy. You find it from the image above, at first click the domain name you want and then click Add to Cart button, simple like that. When purchasing a domain, the domain is registered in the database of the registrant from which the domain is purchased. One more thing about your domain name. It would be ideal if the name in the headline of your website was the same as the domain name. It helps visitors better find your website.
The registrar in my example is Wealthy Affiliate, an online business training platform that offers also hosting, website building and other support tools for your website. In addition to that Wealthy Affiliate offers online business training from beginners to more advanced online marketers. If you wish, you can find more detailed information on my Wealthy Affiliate Review.
Other officially recognized domain name registrars are eNom, NameCheap, GoDaddy, HostGator, DreamHost, 1&1. There are lot more registrars out there and some of them are resellers for bigger registrars. A good advice for choosing a domain name registrar is to use ICANN accredited domain registrars which you find on The Accredited List.
How to transfer a domain name?
If the registrar where you purchase your domain name hasn’t a website hosting, you have to transfer your domain from the registrar platform to the platform where your website is hosted. Here’s how it happens:
- Go to the domain name management file of the registrar from where you’re going to transfer your domain name
- Unlock the domain name
- Get the transfer code for your domain name
- Start the registration process at the new domain name registrar
- Follow the instructions you receive according to the process
Watch the video tutorial of transferring a domain name from GoDaddy to Wealthy Affiliate SiteDomains
I’ve introduced you the significance of the domain name. What is the meaning of it, how is it chosen and created, and how is it bought or transferred. As you have noticed, the domain name is like a business card online. Domain name is your address online, your business, and your brand online. Therefore, it is best to use time and discretion to choose a domain name that goes in hand with your business idea and you target group. It can help you a lot to get a special boost for your online business.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my blog post. I wish you can benefit from it and share it with anyone who might benefit from it. If you have questions, comments or other feedback, feel free to leave a comment below. I’d be happy to give you any assistant or help in any way I can.