How Do I Get A Domain Name? Now that form the list of one of the most frequently asked questions often being asked by beginner webmasters.
In this upcoming write-up, we will focus on same theme and try to answer the above question and also address issues concerning domain which affect webmasters all across.
How Do I Agree On A Domain Name?
There are some indispensible factors depending on what can help one decide quickly on a domain name. Let’s know more!
Keeping It Short
You must know that the maximum size allowed is 63 characters but one should try to keep the domain name as short as possible so that it becomes easier to type, pronounce, punctuate and remember.
Making It Memorable
You must also consider some facts that special character based names such as underbars, numbers and hyphens are difficult to describe to targeted customers even over phone. Visitors are mostly not used to such idioms and you may get them landing on your competitors’ pages as most of them have similar names but without such special characters.
Making It Smartly Descriptive
Use company name or product’s description instead of using company’s initials in a domain name. People would come to know instantly about what a site such as www.NeverPayIncomeTax.com would offer when compared to only initial based www.NPIT.com.
Typed One In The (Browser) But Got Error Message, Does That Mean It’s Available?
Not necessarily! Let’s see some of the possibilities for the above message that people keep getting when typing a domain name and getting 404 messages (page unavailable) or other error messages and think that their typed ones are available to register.
- The domain name is available to grab and can be registered
- The domain is booked, owner is still designing the website and has not published it yet
- A person has purchased it for a future use
- An owner has bought it or will sell it later at a high price
Please note that just because it does not pops up in a web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer) or a search engine (Google, Yahoo and Bing), there is no guarantee of its availability.
So How Do I Check Availability?
Most web hosting service providers and domain name registration solution providers such as BookMyIdentity let you easily check a domain’s availability and its interlinked domain name extensions such as .COM, .NET, .ORG .BIZ and more. Most of them also provides alternative versions and even other extensions (such as country level domain name extensions such as .AU) if a name that you searched is not available and already taken.
How Do I Register The Name Of A Domain?
You will be required to use the services of an accredited registrar of a domain name or any of their agents. Very often, a web hosting company has a tie-up with a particular registrar who may allow you to buy web hosting account and domain name registration with just one transaction.
That sounds easy but not always the cheapest option. One can buy one from any authorized agents and not go via a web hosting company. Prices for registration may vary widely.
What To Do If The Name I Want Is Already Taken?
Either you can go for alternative option of readjusting your domain name and trying again or simply change a domain name extension or there are various websites on which you can find owners of such websites who are willing to resell it to you, but at a high price.
Yes, there are many people who take up appealing domain names and wait for perspective and needy buyers and sell them at a high price and make huge money.
Is It Ok To Buy An Expired Domain Name?
That completely depends on the history of the domain name. You shall try to find out the exact reasons as to why a previous owner is shying away from it and does not want it any longer. The most apparent reasons could be:
- No longer interested to maintain the website or carry on with the web business
- Brought it just for the sake of it and is unable to sell it
- No longer getting online orders and running the business has resulted in loss
However, a less evident reason but more dangerous reason is that one or even more than one search engines such as Google or Yahoo have banned the website for faulty spam tactics on a permanent basis.
It has been observed that gambling and adult (porn) websites like to purchase domain names, link them together and put every spam tactics they know to put it to best use to boost the rank over a search engine.
Thus, try to consider all aforementioned points so that you are able to get a domain name easily and quickly. Always remember that your domain name is your online identity so one shall ensure that it’s clean, clear and memorable enough so that visitors can easily find your website once they pay a visit to it.
You don’t need to go anywhere else as BookMyIdentity is an affordable and quality domain name registration service you can rely upon to book a domain name and also grab other ad-ons such as web hosting, website building, email (enterprise and business email and hosting packages) and even website security services.