What is a domain name and where to register?Written by Michael Kralj
A domain name is an alias for an IP address. Now what is an IP address? An IP address is a numeric code that signifies where to look through Internet for content. An example of an IP address would be 188.8.131.52. Rather than typing in a long and easily forgotten IP address, a domain name helps you by typing an easily remembered name to access same site.
For example, www.domainsatretail.com is a domain name that points to a specific IP address. People can remember a domain name such as www.domainsatretail.com much easier than they can a long numeric code.
Domain names are everywhere as many use it everyday. Think of search sites. Google and Yahoo both have corresponding domain names www.google.com and www.yahoo.com. If you have ever sent an email you have used a domain name. For example when sending an email to email@example.com, sympatico.ca is domain name.
Now that we have a better understanding of domain names, we need to know which domain name to pick and where can we register it. The domain name chosen for a web site can be a very important decision of marketing your company on Internet. Its quite easy to just say pick a catchy domain that everyone will remember to use and you are set. In most cases it is that simple and you are set on your way to register domain. However, at times domain name you want has already been taken. And then you must think of a secondary name that you wish to use that will be just as catchy as first.
Lookup domain names using name generators to save time and find common keyword combinationsWritten by Syd Johnson
Many reputable domain registration services on web have added little domain name generators to their sites. There are also entire name generation programs that have been popular in marketing and branding industry for years. If you have exhausted your other possibilities and need some help with brainstorming, software route is an easy time saver.
What can name generation software do for you? 1.Save time. You can enter your parameters and have hundreds, even thousands of possible domain names in a few seconds. 2.If you want a particular word to be a part of your domain name, software can twist word by adding other terms, abbreviations, acronyms, rhyming words etc. to get a brandable domain name. 3.Name generation software can take a topic and spit out random word combinations that describe items or services around that topic. You can get hundreds of possible keyword rich domain names in a short period of time. 4.The best name generation software programs are usually connected to Whois database so you can see which names are available for immediate purchase. 5.Sometimes you can see registered domain names that are up for renewal. If owner doesn’t renew name, you can backorder name or buy it right away. This way you get an up and running domain name with built in traffic. 6.If you search by topic, you can easily see specific words that are very popular in your category. If your competitors are working overtime to add word ‘guide,’ ‘directory,’ or ‘journal’ to their domain name, it probably adds to their keyword rankings or appeal online. You don’t’ have to go along with crowd, but you’ll know what’s working.