What does a domain property do?
That’s a good question, what do I need a domain property for. Well there are several reasons why you will want a domain property from ease of location to owning your own domain property.
A domain provides your audience with an easier route to your website, to your presence online. The easier people can find you, the better your traffic is going to be. Traffic is good because it is your life line to your website.
There are certain perks when it comes to owning your own domain for the simple reason that it’s yours to do with as you wish. If later down the line you decide to sell your business, it is your domain to sell if you want.
Chose your domain
You can use a targeted keyword as your domain or simple name it with the ongoing theme of your website. It is very importaint that you do not skip this part because there is no going back once you’ve bought your domain name.
Brand is another thing you should be thinking about when choosing your domain name, you will want a name that is easy to brand. EZturtles.com is easier to brand than HowToCareForYourTurtles.com, now you can talk about how to care for your turtles within EXturtles.com but EXturtles.com is easier to find than the later.
It should also make sense, look at it as if you where the vistoring seeing your website address for the first. Is it memorable or easy to type in. Deos the name give you a sense of what the website is going to be all about.
Where to host your domain
There are four websites that let you buy a domain from them.
As a premium member, Wealthy Affiliate lets you create your own domain that are between $14-$16 per year. A little more on the spendy side but is a lot easier and faster if Wealthy Affiliate is also hosting your website.
If your looking to save money and are willing to wait, Namecheap.com is also another option for you. Their prices range from $5 – $9 per year. You will have to wait 24 hours for your domain to transfer to your host provider though. If money is tight, then option is great.
Godaddy is similar to Weathy Affiliates without the added community to help you grow. They provide you with a domain plus let you host it on their website. Their prices range from $15 to $33 depending on whether you want to pay for 2 years or not.
To be honest, I have never tried 1and1.com so if you have let me know below under the comments section. Their prices look to be very low, but coming from experience looks can be decieving and can have extra hidden fees.
Adding your domain to your host provider
Each domain provider has it’s own way of doing things and are unique in their website layout. So instead of listing it all here on this post, I’m going to send you a link that has all the information.
How to set up DNS with your website host provider.
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