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Choose second or third level domain name
Always when possible go for a second level domain name as it makes your address shorter and easier to use. Therefore, I would prefer to register cope.name rather than steve.cope.name. In example given cope.name is actually already registered and so I can't use it, but currently steve.cope.name is available. What do I do? Well lets look at what my email addresses would look like in each case.
If I could register second level name of cope.name then I could assign my own email addresses to my family members as follows: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com If I registered third level name of steve.cope.name then I could assign my own email addresses to may family members as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org I think above example makes it easy to see why cope.name is best choice.
In my case I don't like to use third level of steve.cope.name and so I would look for an alternate second level variation of cope that was available like Scope,cope-uk, Tipton-Cope, Cope-kavas or Cope-family etc.
Part 3 will look at how to find a registrar and registering a domain name.
Stephen Cope is a freelance trainer and the Webmaster at - making a website and IncrediMail and Outlook Express Updates.