Domain Name Do's and Don'ts

Written by Candice Pardue

For newcomers torepparttar Web, I'll give a brief definition of a domain name.

Your domain name isrepparttar 108301 same as "". It's also known as your URL or Website Address.

For example, is my site's domain name or my web address.

The domain name must be registered and approved before you can call it your own. The reason it works this way is because two websites havingrepparttar 108302 same domain name cannot reside online atrepparttar 108303 same time. If someone types in, he/she will go to my website and no one else's.

Registering your domain name and awaiting approval givesrepparttar 108304 registration company opportunity to check with every other company aroundrepparttar 108305 world to be sure no one else has already applied for your domain name "first."

It normally takes 2 to 3 days to receive confirmation of your domain name.

If you haven't registered your own domain name yet, please takerepparttar 108306 following tips into consideration before doing so.

Your domain name can affectrepparttar 108307 number of repeat visitors to your website.

Here's How:

1. Visitors will only remember your domain name for a future visit if it is easy to remember.

Which ofrepparttar 108308 two domain names below would you more likely remember? or

Probablyrepparttar 108309 first one. The shorterrepparttar 108310 better. Visitors will seerepparttar 108311 domain name, remember it, and hopefully visit again inrepparttar 108312 future ifrepparttar 108313 domain name is simple and torepparttar 108314 point.

Is your Domain Name in Trouble?

Written by Alyice Edrich

How long ago was it that you purchased your Domain Name? Is it time to re-register? Check your expiration date today! If you have six months or less on your contract, re-register today, before something happens and it's too late.

Don't think it can happen to you? It has already happened to many small and large businesses. They waited untilrepparttar last minute, business got so busy that they forgot altogether, or an error occurred withrepparttar 108300 registrar company and before these businesses knew it, someone had come along and snatched up their domain name, right out from under them.

One business man had close to two weeks to re-register his domain name, so he went online to make a payment and renewrepparttar 108301 domain for a few more years. However, something happened with his domain host that prevented him from making a payment online, so he calledrepparttar 108302 company and asked them to take care of it. He gave them allrepparttar 108303 necessary information and paid with his credit card, by phone. Thinkingrepparttar 108304 problem was solved, he went about his daily business. A week later, his domain name "officially" expired and someone purchased it right out from under him! All that work, gone!

A work at home mom had a fairly successful online business, but for whatever reason, didn't get her domain registered beforerepparttar 108305 deadline. Know what happened to her site? A porn site snatched it up.

Others have lost their domain names due to harvesting software programs that now let others knowrepparttar 108306 second your domain name is vulnerable.

Talk about a WAKE UP CALL! If you have a domain name, register it at least a few months in advance of it's expiration date. That way, if anything does go hay wire, you have time to fix it before you lose your domain name.

You put a lot of hard work and hours into your website. You put in a lot of money for advertising, so that people know where to find you. You have gainedrepparttar 108307 respect and admiration of many people and businesses. Don't throw caution outrepparttar 108308 door thinking this cannot happen to you.

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