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Choose a Domain Name

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A domain name is a series of letters and/or numbers separated by periods.     www.yourname.com is an example of a domain name.

A domain name is sometimes referred to as a web address.     In the URL http://www.thehosthunter.com, the domain name is thehosthunter.com.

It is your domain name that is used to identify your web site.

Your domain name is your online address where you can be found on the web.

The only way to register and begin using a domain name is through an accredited domain name registrar or a reseller of an accredited registrar.

Only a domain name registrar is permitted to access and modify the master database of domain names maintained by InterNIC.   The master database contains the documentation on all of the domain names registered to date.

You should always try to choose a Domain Name that contains keywords that relate to your niche.

Keywords are those words or phrases that people type into a search engine (usually Google).

I recommend getting your domain name first - before you create your website;   that way you can build your site around the domain name instead of the other way around.   If you build the site first, then you may not be able to get a domain name that fits your site.   You've got to keep in mind that millions of domain names have already been taken - which means that you probably won't get the name you want.


Tips on choosing a Domain Name:

  • Shorter is usually preferred over longer
  • Easy to remember
  • Easy to understand
  • Easy to type
  • Try to avoid hyphens, numbers and slang
  • Keyword rich


Keep in mind that these are not cast in stone - your first choice (and probably your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.) may have already been taken;   therefore you may have to settle on a domain name a bit longer than you wanted or you may have to use hyphens or numbers.

Most website hosting companies are also domain name registrars or resellers.

Price (domain name only)
  $9.99
  $14.95
  $12.99
  $8.95
  $9.95
  $10.99
  $7.79
  $14.95
  $9.99


You have the option of registering your domain name and getting your website hosting from the same company or different companies.


















Many Website Hosting companies offer a free Domain Name if you have your website hosting plan with them.

Hosting Price (monthly)
    $4.99
    $3.95
    $3.95
    $4.95
    $2.95
    $11.95
    $3.15
    $5.95
    $1.99
    $4.45
    $3.95
    $3.88
    $6.95
    $6.95
    $9.95
Domain Name Price (w/ Hosting Plan)
    Free
    Free
    Free
    Free
    Free
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