You have your business set up, all your products ready to ship, and you have a marketing plan in place. Now it’s time to register the domain name. Excited? You must be.
Your domain name should be a word or phrase that’s catchy and easy to remember and of course, relevant to your / blog / topic. If it is a professional website, be sure to use the company name in the domain name. If it is a blog, think of a name related to the content you will be putting out (e.g. food, fashion etc.)
Domain names provide a clean, user-friendly and convenient option for accessing your website. A simple descriptive website is easy to remember and looks great on business cards. Your website and email communications will feature your domain name, making you appear professional online. Think [email protected] or [email protected]
You can get .com domain for the lowest cost. Other popular domain extensions are also available, including .IN, .CO, .BIZ, and more.
If you want to buy domain name, keep the following information handy:
- Domain name owner, Administrative, Billing and Technical contacts:
- Postal Address
- Email address
- Username & Password
- Your DNS information, obtained from your website hosting company
- Credit card and billing information
Lastly, read and accept our Terms & Conditions.
Once you have a domain name, any failure to keep it registered can destroy your entire online identity. Domain names can only be registered for one year, so you need to keep a tab on its expiration date and renew it at least 2 weeks before expiration. If you lose your domain name, your registrar will own it and sell it to the highest bidder.
It’s a good practice to keep all your information properly registered – billing and administrative contacts are updated and email addresses are active. Notifications of renewals and price hikes will be sent to the registered email address. Missing out on such emails could put you at risk of losing your domain name, which means losing your brand online, your online presence and the awareness you have created.