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Planning to build a website? Welcome to web domains

Updated on February 8, 2012

(Note: This is a basic tutorial for those who want to know what a domain name is, and why, how and where to go for purchasing and registering one.)

It is really crucial, while building your Web site, to make it certain that the website has enough visibility, and is ranked higher by the search engines. The most convenient way to achieve this, and make your domain more easily accessible to people is, to buy a domain name and opt for a domain name registration service.

You can any time go for the free hosting website services (like Freewebs, Yola, Bravehost, LimeDomainsand the like), but they will not give you the search engine rankings you are looking for. When you buy a domain, you use your own personalized website, and when you go for domain names registration, you are free to opt for the combination of words or phrases you want to use (depending on the availability, you can always check available domain names while registering), followed by the most search friendly .com or .net ending URLs.

Today, many websites are available that offer cheap domain names and quite satisfactory services. Irrespective of which site you go for, selecting an appropriate domain name for your website is really one of the most important things to do, as it is just one time activity and may be problematic to change later. Despite checking available domain names, you must select your website name wisely, which should be self-descriptive, easy to remember and appealing to people.

You can also do some research, and check results on domain name searches, which can offer as a keyword to your website. This will help your website come up higher in search engine rankings. For instance, if your Website is about pets, then you can choose names like iloveanimals.com, knowyourpet.com, getapet.com etc.

How to Check Domain Name Availability and how to register a domain name

There are plenty of websites, where you can go and register for a domain name. I prefer to use internic. You can follow simple steps mentioned below and get your domain name registered:

1) Go to interNic and choose a domain name company. Just browse through them and find the best deal. Almost all the companies offer similar services

2) Once you have settled for a company, you need to do domain name searches and check for your domain name availability. Just enter your first choice in the search box and click on "Search" button. The website will let you know in case the domain is available or not.

3) Once your domain name is set, click on "Register". You will get a form to fill, and you are done.

Domain Name: An Excellent and Useful Idea For Gift

In today's world, when everyone is keen on establishing their own websites based on their passions and areas of interest, probably you might also be surrounded by numerous people who are looking for building their own website and improve it. Buying a domain name and registering for a domain name web hosting service, can work as a wonderful, unique and helpful gift to your loved ones.

For instance, if you know that a friend of yours is hosting a website and is really keenly involved in it, then what could be better birthday gift than gifting him properly registered domain name.

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      calicoaster 

      8 years ago

      You are welcome samboiam!! :) Thanks for appreciating!

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      samboiam 

      8 years ago from Texas

      A lot of helpful information. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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