Identify Your Domain Name
First you need to identify yourself by thinking of a cool website name and a distinct web address. A catchy and distinctive web address is a key to the success for your webpage. First impression lasts, and the first thing that your potential customers would see and remember is your web address or the URL address (i.e. www.mycoolwebsite.com)
The web address plays a vital role in shaping your potential customer’s view about you, your business and what you have to offer.
So think of a name and an address. And make it catchy.
Register Your Domain Name
Once you have decided what your preferred web address or url is, find a domain names hosting provider. Domain names can cost you between $9.00 to $25.00 a year, depending on the name and the domain name extension. Remember there are a lot of domain name extension as well, these are the *.com, *.net, *.tv, *.org, etc. A little searching online can find you the cheapest domain name you can find.
Once you’re done registering your preferred domain name, all you need is to start building your own website by finding a web design, and a web-hosting service.
There are companies out there that not only sells domain names but also provides web-hosting services, oftentimes, the packages are better than just buying a domain name. It saves you time and money. Just make sure to read the fine print, and make sure the package is what suits you and your business.
Terms that might adversely affect the way you run your website and your business are the Disk Space Usage, Bandwidth and data Transfer. For more on this important information, read our article on Buying a Cheap Domain.
More Domains for More Traffic
Some businesses, knowing the traffic potential of their web address, buys multiple domain names, so they can easily catch all the traffic that that particular domain name provide.
For example, your preferred domain name or url address is www.mycoolwebsite.com and you had it registered and you now have a website under that domain name. When people search that name online, they can still be redirected to another website of a similar name but different extension like www.mycoolwebsite.net, or www.mycoolwebsite.org.
If there are no website under those extension, chances are, they will go to yours. So, to avoid other people from registering those similar names with different extension, you might want to buy them for yourself as well. If you decided to do this, you can have all those domain names redirect itlef to one particular domain name of your choice, in this case for example, they would all go to www.mycoolwebsite.com.