Domain Names

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Choosing a Domain Name

Domain Names

Surely this should be one of the first things to think about?

Actually, no. Choosing a domain name will depend entirely on the type of web site you are planning to build and of course, whether it is available!

To find out, you first have to select a web host and then search for the domain name using the web host's search facilities or preferably, use one of the big name domain registrars like Godaddy and register your chosen domain there. If it is available, and you decided to use a web host then your chosen web host will usually be able to register it for you. The search facility is free and can be great fun!

Usually, when it comes time to actually register a domain name, having found one you like, there is a small fee applied on top of the registration charge. Prices do vary, so have a look around.

The domain name you choose should reflect the type of web site you are hoping to create. It is wise to do some research on the subject before making a decision.

If you are creating a hobby site which you later wish to develop as your confidence grows, it is probably a good idea to think towards the longer term and consider whether you should try to include the name of your hobby within the name; for example, www.hobbyname.com.

Do bear in mind also, that many domain names are already in use so you may have to adopt a more creative approach when selecting yours.

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