It is true that your website is your internet identity. However not only do you have to spend money and time creating a website, you also have to spend some time and money buying a domain name.
A domain name plays an important part in the success of your website as it is your website address. It is through your domain name that people reach and visit your website and turn into potential visitors.
So no matter how useful or high quality your product may be, it will not reach your potential customers without a proper domain name registration. Without the name, your customers will not know about you and your product or business.
Choose a short name
Moreover, once you choose the right domain name for your website, and get it registered, no other online user will be able to use the same name for as long as your name is registered. While choosing your domain name, its better to choose a name that is short, easy to remember and related to the product or service you sell. This helps customers remember your name better and even gives it a better chance of turning up on searches carried out using similar or relevant names.
During web development, there always has been a conflict on whether the domain name has to be first registered or if the web design has to be first designed. Though anything is possible, it is better to get the name registered first. No point in designing your website keeping a certain name in mind, as you may find that the name is not available when you attempt to register it.
So it’s better to first register your domain name, do your web designing and development and then look for and consider web hosting. This will save you lots of time, money and energy you would have spent if you’d done things the other way round.
Be careful of cheap offers
Be careful of the many domain registrars and web hosting providers found on the internet. There are many people who offer cheap offers; if you get your name registered by them, there is a chance of other people using and registering the same name.
There are of course many good registrars out there too, who have genuine domain registration offers you can use and turn to for help. Once your name is registered, you can set about designing and setting up your site for uploading on the internet.
Don’t waste time
However do ensure you complete your web designing and web development as soon as possible. The domain name will be registered in your name only for as long as you register it. So the longer you take to design your website, the shorter the name will remain your sole property on the web. The faster your website is created, the longer the name remains yours for customers to use to access your website.
Now that you know the importance of domain name registration, don’t waste any more time registering your preferred name to ensure it remains yours for as long as possible.