Your domain name is the website address that users will use to access your website. Domain names can help with SEO and they maintain the integrity of your brand and business in visitor’s minds.
Check availability, first. Revive Host provides free search for domain names that will let you know if the one you want is available. You can also search for variations on your preferred domain or check to see if different extensions are available with the one you really want. The domain name you choose should be as short but descriptive as possible.
Second, think about the nature of your business. If you are a government entity then .gov is the appropriate extension for your domain name. If you’re an educational institution then choose .edu as your domain name extension. Of course, the most common is .com, however as the internet grows other extensions will become more popular or necessary to get just the domain name you’re looking for. You can choose from a multitude of extensions such as .net, .org, .biz, .tv, .mobi, or .info for example.
Finally, domain names are allocated on a first come, first-served basis. If you foresee the need for another domain name in the future, secure that one as well if it’s available. You can purchase domain names in different increments of years, depending on the purpose of your website or if you’re considering a business name change in the near future. On occasion, domain names are sold from one business to another, for just the reason stated above so you may want to check out how long the current owner has purchased it for and consider buying it from them when their usage has expired. Buying a domain name with multiple extensions should be considered depending on your business requirements, present and future.
So, if you want a professional website and you don’t know where to begin, give Revive Media Services a call and we will guide you down the path to a successful online presence.