When you are running a website your domain is just as important as anything else so here are some pointers when registering a domain name.
Remember to pick a domain name that is easy to remember for your visitors. It should be relevant to what you website is about or helps in branding your website. Not only is this helpful for your users recognition but it also helps with search engines delivering your site for relevant search queries.
Short and Sweet
Try to avoid extremely long domain names as they are hard to remember and easy to misspell.
Once you pick your domain name and register it, it would be wise to set it to auto-renew. This feature is available on most domain registrars and will automatically renew the domain name for you so you don’t have to worry about loosing it if you forget about the expiration date. Loosing a domain name can be catastrophic to your business. Even if you decide not to renew the domain name, it is a lot easier to login and turn off auto renew than it is to try to renew a domain name that you have let expire.
Keep your domain registrar login information and password somewhere safe! Forgetting your password or login is likely to happen so keep it in a safe place that you can access when you need it. Nothing is worst than forgetting to renew your domain name and then frantically trying to reset your password or login in enough time to save your domain.
Own Your Domain Name
If you are having a web designer build your website for you make sure that either you register the domain name yourself or have the designer register it in your name. If things go sour with a web designer and you don’t have control over your domain name things could get ugly. It is best to have control from the beginning.
We can help you register your domain for you if you are having difficulties or don’t feel comfortable. Feel free to give us a call at (866) 639-8645 and we are more than happy to help you. You can also register a domain name through our website.