Domain Names FAQ

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is the URL you choose for your website.  It is the address for your website, and arguably the online representation of your business.  Domain names can have a .com ending, or it can have many others, such as .net, .org, .edu, and more.

How do I get a Domain Name?

A domain name must be purchased and registered through a domain name registrar.  There are several companies that you can purchase a domain name through, such as GoDaddy.com, Tucows.com, and Verio.com.  Once you choose the registrar, you do a domain name search and see if the domain name you want is available.  If it is not being used by someone else, you can purchase it.

Do I need to buy more than one Domain Name?

Some people feel that it is important to control their brand, so they will purchase a domain name with all the possible extensions, so that no one else can put up a website with a similar domain name.  But, most businesses will more than survive with only one Domain Name.  It really comes down to a personal choice.

I bought a Domain Name.  Now what?

Now you need to find somewhere to host it and someone to design it.  There are a lot of DIY design tools out there, but this is for the truly tech savvy.  Even if you design your own website, it is advised that you have a professional to help you with the hosting.  DNS settings are something that you should not try the guess-and-check method on.

If you need help with your domain name registration, call or email us today!