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Domain Name Aquisition

There's a right way and wrong way to choosing a domain name.

Recommendations for choosing a domain name:

  • Brandable, if possible use your company name
  • Long-term, applicable in the far future
  • Memorable
  • Easy to pronounce
  • Easy to type/spell, no clever spellings UNLESS, it's your name or company name
  • Short, 6-14 characters
  • Use .com (vs. .net, etc. UNLESS you're a non-profit or other organization, .org has its benefits)
  • No hyphens, no numbers
  • Research: Already trademarked? Has someone already built a reputation for it? Any negative associations?
  • Protect your brand by purchasing other related URLs and possible misspellings
Let me know what you're thinking and we can bounce ideas around for ways to improve the domain name, if any. It's highly possible what you have in mind is pretty straight-forward and "money". I'll check on its availability and handle the registration process for you.

Pricing Information

Initial Fee:
$20 - Registration service
$18 - For each domain for first year*

Recurring Fee:
$18/year - For each domain name*

Optional:
$10/year/domain - Domain Privacy**

If a domain is already registered, it may still be available. If so, it will most likely cost more if another party is holding the domain to sell at a higher price. Negotiations may take place. Otherwise, we can opt for another choice.

* Final Price: In my experience, all domains I've registered have been around $18 dollars. However, there are domains that have not been registered yet but cost significantly more to aquire based on the registrars assessment of its value. You will be informed if this is the case.

** Domain privacy is available with most registrars at an additional monthly fee (usually around $10/year) to prevent your contact information from being published on WHOIS public listings.

Need a quote or to get started:

Text any time and I'll get back to you within the hour during business hours: 9-5 PM PT, Monday-Friday.

 

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WEBSITE 101

Essentially, it takes four things to get a site on the internet.
  1. A Domain Name (or web/IP address) - the somthing.something or ##.###.##.##
  2. Site Files - the content and set of instructions that determine what displays on the window and what happens when visitors interact with the site
  3. Site Hosting - where those site files are stored
  4. Configuration - all these need to be configured so they work
If you have additional questions, just ask! Text me to get the dialog started.