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What is a Domain Name?

What is a domain name? (i.e. www.yourdomain.com)

 

A domain name is an identification label that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control in the internet. Domain names are hostnames that identify Identity Protocol (IP) resources such as websites. 

 

The domain name you choose is very important for the success of your website.

 

Naming a site after its domain name is important, for the simple reason that when people think of your website, they’ll think of it by name. If your name is also your URL, they’ll automatically know where to go.

 

When deciding on a domain name keep these things in mind. Length, easy to remember, business related, competitors, and suffix.

 

When it comes to the size of your domain name think short and to the point. Your visitors are more inclined to remember a name that isn’t to long or that is difficult to misspell.

 

Domain names should relate to your business. That way your business is always on their minds and not easily forgotten. Try getting the product that you’re selling or the name of your business as your domain name.

 

Also, when thinking about domain names, avoid picking names that are closely related to the names of  your competitors. Unless you want to loose your customers due to them confusing similar names.

 

Finally, people are used to the .com or . net version of web addresses so when choosing your domain name try to stick to one of these. 

 

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