What is a domain name?
A domain name is registered within the Domain Name System (DNS) and basically states that an entity has authority over a particular space in the internet. A domain name is an address on the internet and allows your website to be found. Similar to a physical address, a domain name tells people exactly where to find you on the internet. So my domain for this website is smallbizinternetsolutions.com.
Other domain names I have are: meetjuliamitchell.com goglobal247.com, thescrapbookingblog.com, memoriesforlife.club, juliamitchell13.net
Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example:
- gov – Government agencies
- au – Australia
- edu – Educational institutions
- org – Organizations (nonprofit)
- mil – Military
- com – commercial business
- net – Network organizations
- ca – Canada
- th – Thailand
Domain names are used in URLs to identify particular Web pages. For example, in the URL http://www.sunshinecoastsocialmedia/toolbox, the domain name is sunshinecoastsocialmedia.
I have a confession to make, for a while there I was addicted to buying domain names
How to choose a domain name?
A domain name should be related to your business name, brand, product, and/or activities. Make sure it fits on a business card and is easy to remember whether seen in print or mentioned over the phone.
- Choose a domain name that includes at least one keyword that relates to the content on your site.
- Don’t worry about length, just make it memorable.
- Make the Domain Unique.
- Avoid Hyphens and Numbers.
- Make it easy to type and easy to remember