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What's The Deal With The Suffix? Selecting a suffix is important. Even though com, net, org, gov, edu, tv, enjoy amazing popularity, It would be wise to select com. Why? Because it is most popular. Plus "com" is one your browser will automatically fill in if someone types in your business name without suffix. Once again this will make it easier for a potential customer to locate your website. Only use net, org, or any other suffix if "com" is not available.
Availability? After selecting your Domain Name you should determine if that name is available. You might want to download a domain lookup tool. Or use a domain lookup service online. Many webhosting services have a domain lookup tool readily available.
Domain Lookup Tool http://www.whois.net
Download Doman Lookup Tools at: http://www.downloads.com
If your desired Domain Name is available NOW is perfect time to decide if you want to register name and select a web hosting package. Usually you will have option to register name for a year, two years, three for a predetermined price. I've seen prices starting at $9.99 and up per year.
Note: Many webhositng services offer free domain registration with a webhosting package. Many webhosting packages start at around $15.00 and up per month for a starter website.
Sources Yahoo Hosting -http://geocities.yahoo.com/
Let's Review: -Decide You Want A Professional Name That Gets Attention. -Select A Name That Describes Your Business. -Select A Name That Will Be Easy To Find Online. -Check Availability. -Register Your Domain With Optional Hosting Package.
After reading this informative article you should have a good understanding on selecting a Domain Name That Clicks!
-------------------------------------- BB Lee is editor of SmallBizBits Newsletter. SmallBizBits will give you information you need to start a home based business. Each issue features original articles, tips, business ideas, downloads, plus more. http://www.smallbizbitsnews.com
BB Lee is a freelance writer and the editor of SmallBizBits News. A free online home based business newsletter packed with info on starting a business from home.