There is a lot of mysticism surrounding domain name registration out there, and it is time to clear the air. As a business owner, having an online presence in today’s day and age is vital, but once you make the decision to create a website, how exactly do you get a domain name. The domain name is essentially the name of your website that customers type into the URL, think managed.com.
So the very first thing you should do when creating a website, is to register a domain name. Some people will choose to register their domain through a domain name registrar. The best method though, is to find a hosting company (once you have a domain name and a website it needs a place to be hosted) and you can get your domain name and hosting all in one convenient place. At Managed.com we offer 24/7/365 expert support located at our home office in Bellevue, Nebraska to help you register your domain name, and find a hosting plan that is right for you.
Your domain name is incredibly important. I’m sure you have had experiences where a business has a super long domain name that is nearly impossible to memorize. In short, your domain name is the first impression that potential customers have of your brand. It will be what they see when your site pops up in Google. Speaking of, your domain name does affect your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or how you rank when people are using search engines. The online world is a constant battle of rankings and you want your website to be on the first or second page of search results. Your domain name is also a great branding opportunity. Anything you are able to brand you should, and your domain name is essentially your online presence.
Once you have your domain name registered, you are able to design your website and get it up and running. The one thing you have to remember is that domain name registration does expire. When you register it make sure you make a note of when it expires. If you do not renew your registration, then your site will be down and your domain name will go back up for sale where someone else could potentially buy it and there’s nothing you can do about it. In short, remember to renew your domain name.
If you are looking to register a domain name, or would like to bring your domain over to a new hosting company, call our expert support staff today to see what Managed.com can do for you. They can walk you through every step of the way and have an industry leading 90+ NPS score.