Buying Web Domains Using Google Apps

Hosting Your Own Web Domain With Google Apps

Developing a presence on the internet can require a lot of time and energy, but it is definitely worth the time and effort, especially if you are a freelancer, own a small business, or simply want your voice to be heard. One of the most important things that you can do is to have a custom domain name. While it is possible to start a blog with an existing host, there are a number of reasons that you should consider hosting your own domain:

  • It looks much more professional
  • It is a permanent location where you can post information and make money
  • You have ultimate control over everything

You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars in order to start your own website. In fact, getting a domain name can be incredibly affordable, especially when you use Google Apps to buy the domain name that you want. Of course, there are several steps that you should follow in order to buy web domains using this method.

1. Sign up for Google Apps

The first step in getting a web domain for a great price is to sign up for Google Apps. This is actually a fairly simple process. On the Google Apps website, you can find a plethora of information on their apps and how they can be useful for business. If you prefer, you can begin by perusing this information. Otherwise, sign up for the app that you need by going to the Pricing tab, where you will find a few different options.

You will get a great app regardless of the one that you sign up for, but it is important to understand that there are some differences between the free version and the version that you pay for. With the free version of Google Apps, you can have up to 10 users, a 10 GB email inbox, and several other features. Of course, Google Apps for Business and Google Apps for Business with Vault give you the ability to have unlimited users, a larger email inbox, and a number of additional features. Another factor that may influence your decision is the type of web domain that you can purchase with each version of Google Apps.

2. Choose your Domain Name

Selecting a domain name can actually have a significant effect on the success and popularity of your website. You will probably begin with the name of your company, product, or the purpose of the site. When your domain name is easy to remember and easy to spell, you are likely to have a lot more traffic to your site. As you make your selection, you may have to type in several different options to find out which names are available.

Additionally, you will have the option of choosing a variety of different domain extensions. You will be able to choose from .com, .org, .net, .es, and a huge list of other addresses when you sign up for Google Apps for Business. Although the list is a bit more limited when you use the free version, you still have access to many different choices that may perfectly fit your needs. Remember that the prices will vary depending on the TLD that you choose. While the name of your domain is important, it is also important that you choose a TLD that is appropriate for your needs. You will have the option to choose a worldwide domain or a country specific name.

3. Take Advantage of Tools

Included in the price of your domain name, when you use Google Apps, are a number of tools that can help you organize and run your website effectively. While the option of having a personalized email is probably the most popular tool, you also have access to Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Drive, iGoogle (your personal homepage), and other things.

Take time to find out about all of the different tools that are available so that you can make an educated decision about which tools are of interest to you. By taking advantages of all of these free inclusions, you can save money on several different services that you might otherwise buy for your website or company.

By following these steps, you can get started with your own web domain and begin to gain independence and make a name for yourself or your organization on the World Wide Web.

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