Despite bookmarks, social media, etc…, domain names are still very important to the success of the websites built upon them. A great domain name can be the difference between a successful website or blog and one that is doomed to become a failure. If you were to ask someone “Where did you get that great shirt?” and they said “I got it at this really great website called superstorename.com.” it is likely to be remembered by that person and they in turn might visit that website to see what they offer. On the other hand if you asked someone the same question and they replied by saying “I faved a Tweet by someone I came across online and there was a website link in one of their previous Tweets and I followed that link and found this great online store who’s domain name I can’t remember.” then it is highly unlikely that you will receive a visit to your website because there is not a memorable domain name they will remember. Now before we go further into why a great domain name matters, I think I should outline some things that help define what a “great domain name” is.READ MORE !
When you are considering starting your own website or blog one of the first things that you need to think about is what domain name you will be using for it. If you don’t know what a domain name is, a domain name is the web address that you type into your web browser window to take you to a particular website. Something like google.com, ulterios.com and so on. The domain name that you choose to use for your website or blog is more important than many people think. This article will point out a couple of the reasons why the domain name and the spelling of the name that you use for your website or blog should be considered to be very important, and why you should put some serious thought into which domain name you choose to use for your site. First off, the domain name that you choose to use for your website or blog is the name that you will be known by as far as your website visitors and potential website visitors. So, put some thought as to what you want your site to be known as. You don’t want something that looks or soundsREAD MORE !
Lately I have seen a big growth in the amount of new people dabbling in domain investing or, better known as domaining. One thing that seems to happen to just about every new domainer (someone who buys domain names for the purpose of selling them for a profit) is that they jump right in and start buying up domain names that they think will make them the most profit. The thing that most forget to do is the needed research that every domain buyer (especially someone new to domain buying) should do before buying that great new domain name. A common mistake that many new domainers do is that they will register a domain that is a Trademark violation for a current Trademark holder. Most people who have never bought a domain before don’t realize that just because a domain is available, that doesn’t mean that you should buy it. If you are to invest your money, no matter if it’s a $.99 .com domain that you are getting at GoDaddy.com using a discount registration code or if you are buying from a private party or elsewhere, you want to make sure that that investment isn’t lost or worse,READ MORE !
You might see the title to this article and wonder what the article is going to be about. The answer is domain extensions. Now many people aren’t familiar with the term “Domain Extension” and for those who don’t know what a domain extension is, here is the easiest definition I know. A domain extension is the suffix at the end of a domain name, like the most common .com or .net you see at the end of a web address (URL). So to break it down to basics, the domain extension is the part of the web address that starts with the “ . “ (DOT). Now that you know that I am talking about the part of a web address that starts with the dot at the end part of a web address I can move forward to the point of this article and the point I am making. If you spend any amount of time on the internet I am sure you have come across some websites with an unusual domain extension. Something like .website , .club , .business or just something that you haven’t heard of before. Now I have owned some websites in myREAD MORE !