DOMAIN NAME TIPS

by Jan 4, 2022DOMAIN NAMES

YOUR WEBSITE NAME

 

Your website name, also called a domain name, is managed by the non-profit organization, ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) which oversees the assignment of both IP addresses and domain names. Ideally your domain name should be your business name. However, just because you have registered your business name with the County or State does not mean it is available as a domain name. Let’s review some basics of naming a domain and I will share some insider tips that can help you navigate these murky waters.

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DOMAIN REGISTRARS

All domain names must be registered with an ICANN accredited registrar. Popular registrar companies include GoDaddy or Google Domains.  You can purchase a domain name from one of these domain registrars or other reseller. Once purchased, a WHOIS record with your registration information identifying you as being the registrant of the domain will be recorded. This information is made public and can be viewed at the WHOIS website.

Domains typically cost $14.99/yr. A domain name is usually your business name. However, if that name is not available then you must search for an alternative.

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INSTANT DOMAIN SEARCH

Have you ever searched airlines flights but were not quite ready to buy? Then, when you return, the fare is higher? Well, Domain Registrars have been known to do this as well. Thus, utilize the website, Instant Domain Search, to investigate domain name availability. This site does not trigger a price increase, allowing  you more time to shop around.

Deciding On A Name

Keep these 3 tips in mind when determining your domain name. Short is best, especially if people have to email you, the simpler the name the more memorable.

Tip #1

Naming Tips

Keep your name

short

memorable

and somthing that reflects your business

Tip #2

Include Keywords

Include Your

service

location &

words people use to search for you

Tip #3

Extensions

Consider using

.co  .shop  .io  .net

if .com is not available for your chosen domain name

Ready to Purchase

Once you have decided on a domain  name then it is time to purchase your domain.  Google Domains and GoDaddy are popular choices. Or use my affiliate relation to Namecheap for discounted rate and free pricacy protection, keeping spammers at bay.

Next Step: Hosting

Next step after purchasing a domain name is to secure hosting. See my Blog on hosting, coming soon in February 2022!

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And instructions on how to upload the following:

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*It is best practice to use 3rd party email, such as Office 360, Google Workspace, Zoho, or other.

 

 

NOT INCLUDED

Written Content
E-Mail Integration
Domain Name
Hosting
Legal Policies

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Update color scheme to match branding
Update client logo
Add client supplied written content
Size /optimize client provided images
Wordfence Security Plugin
Stock images as shown
* Royalty free lifetime license for all above
* Platinum themes incur extra cost

 

EASY ORDER

1. Choose your template page
2. Click 'Order Now' button
3. Complete Order Form

WHAT TO EXPECT

Design: Choose a template design from one of the Pre-built Layouts Pages.

Place Order: After order is  placed, you will receive an email with a discounted link to purchase Siteground Hosting.

And instructions on how to upload the following:

  • Images
  • written  content
  • logo
  • notes

Pre-Launch:  All details of website are reviewed and approved via phone/zoom.

Launch: Website Live

Post Launch: Client will receive a 1 hour training session /video about your new website!

*It is best practice to use 3rd party email, such as Office 360, Google Workspace, Zoho, or other.

 

 

NOT INCLUDED

Written Content

E-Mail Integration

Domain Name

Hosting

Legal Policies

HOSTING

 

Siteground Hosting is the #1 recommended choice for WordPress hosting.  It includes :

Secure connection SSL                     Daily Backups                                           E-mail*

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Six to ten page Divi based template site
Bonus 404 redirect page, for an 11th page
Update color scheme to match branding
Update client logo
Add client supplied written content
Size /optimize client provided images
Wordfence Security Plugin
Yoast SEO
Stock images as shown
* Royalty free lifetime license for all above
* Platinum themes incur extra cost

 

EASY ORDER

1. Choose your template page
2. Click 'Order Now' button
3. Complete Order Form

HOSTING

Siteground Hosting: one year
Secure connection SSL
Daily Backups
Siteground e-mail*

WHAT TO EXPECT

After order is  placed, you will receive an email to upload the following:

  • Images
  • written  content
  • logo
  • notes

Launch:  After all details of website are reviewed and approved via phone/zoom.

Post Launch: Client will receive a 1 hour training session /video about your new website!

*It is best practice to use 3rd party email, such as Office 360, Google Workspace, Zoho, or other.

NOT INCLUDED

Written Content

E-Mail Integration

Domain Name

Additional Images

Legal Policies

 

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Written content can be provided
Size /optimize client provided images
Wordfence Security Plugin
Yoast SEO
Stock images hand selected
* Royalty free lifetime license for all above

 

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HOSTING

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Secure connection SSL
Daily Backups
Siteground e-mail*

WHAT TO EXPECT

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Launch:  After all details of website are reviewed and approved via phone/zoom.

Post Launch: Client will receive a 1 hour training session /video about your new website!

*It is best practice to use 3rd party email, such as Office 360, Google Workspace, Zoho, or other.

NOT INCLUDED

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