Why You Need A Domain Name

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Onrepparttar World Wide Web your domain name is your own unique identity. No two parties can ever holdrepparttar 134440 same domain name simultaneously; therefore your Internet identity is totally unique. If you have a business site onrepparttar 134441 Internet your domain name is your own online brand and in a sense you can use your domain name as your online business card. With your own domain name your web site, and e-mail addresses for example will have that professional look, being unique to your business. Many people often missrepparttar 134442 importance of having and then keeping their domain name until they lose it. Once this happens they soon realize that they have lost their whole online identity.

How does a domain name work? To understand why you need a domain name you first need to know how a domain name works.

A domain name is an addressing construct, used for finding and identifying computers onrepparttar 134443 Internet. Computers use Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses, which are a series of numbers used to identify each other onrepparttar 134444 Internet; however, many people find it hard to remember IP Addresses. Because of this, domain names were developed so that easily remembered names and phrases could be used to identify entities inrepparttar 134445 Internet instead of using an IP Address.

For example,repparttar 134446 domain name M6.net identifiesrepparttar 134447 company M6.net. When a user typesrepparttar 134448 domain name M6.net in their browser or sends an email to M6.net,repparttar 134449 Domain Name System (DNS) will translaterepparttar 134450 domain name into IP numbers. These are then used byrepparttar 134451 Internet to connectrepparttar 134452 user to M6.net’s web presence.

What should I use as a domain name? You can use a word or phrase as a domain name. When thinking of a domain name, think of catchy words or phrases that are easy to remember and that will bring more traffic to your site. Try to use a domain name that is relevant to your web site. If your web site is a business site, it is a good idea to userepparttar 134453 companies name asrepparttar 134454 domain name or if your site is a personal site try to think of a domain name that is related torepparttar 134455 topic of your web site.

Also try to keep your domain name as short as possible, around 5 to 20 characters is fine. The shorterrepparttar 134456 domain namerepparttar 134457 easier it will be to remember.

One thing to keep in mind is assumed spelling issues; if you think up a ‘clever’ domain name such as 1luv4u.com – One Love For You (dating service), people may type in oneloveforyou.com believing this isrepparttar 134458 domain name; or oneluv4u.com, or 1love4you.com etc. This leads to brand problems. In this caserepparttar 134459 “oneloveforyou.com” name would be best. Another unfortunate example: Flo Office Supplies – flooffice.com?

How do I acquire a domain name? There are two main ways you can get a domain name. You can either register your domain name yourself or you can get your web host or ISP (Internet Service Provider) to register it for you.

Choosing Your Top Level Domain

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Once you have figured out a name for your ‘domain’ it can be really confusing trying to decide on what should go afterrepparttar “dot” (i.e. com, net, org, etc…) in your domain name. This part ofrepparttar 134439 domain name is referred to as a top-level domain (TLD) and knowingrepparttar 134440 difference between each top-level domain is important when choosing your domain name.

Below arerepparttar 134441 descriptions ofrepparttar 134442 best known top-level domains:

.com – This isrepparttar 134443 most popular TLD. It is used mainly for US commercial organizations. BUT, in its capacity, it representsrepparttar 134444 highest standing for any domain name. Anyone can have a ‘.com’, but it is more difficult to think up a unique name that hasn’t already been registered.

.net – This isrepparttar 134445 second most popular TLD. It generally describesrepparttar 134446 entity owningrepparttar 134447 domain name as a network and is used mainly by organizations that provide network connection services.

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