Choose the right domain name for your business from the beginning - a little thought and planning now will save you a few marketing headaches down the road.
Coming up with a domain name for your website can be quite simple, or a little more complicated. Most people believe the domain name should be the name of the company, however this might be your first mistake.
If your company name doesn't state what you do (service) or what you sell (product), or the solution you provide - then having your domain name as your company name is probably not the best choice -- unless of course you have tons of money to invest in marketing to make your company name a household word.
Considering your website is typically the face of your business, branding starts here, with your domain name being an integral part of the branding and if named correctly an important SEO (search engine optimization) aspect of your website.
For a more in-depth look at choosing the best domain name, read our blog article How to Choose A Domain Name.
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There are literally 100s of companies that offer domain name registrations. For some, this is all they do, others also offer hosting, email addresses, even website builders. Choose a reputable registrar and one that allows DNS changes (you will need this to launch your website) without paying extra. Look for ease of use in the back-end as well. Some registrars have fairly complicated back-end systems, that confuses those not accustomed to working with domain names and the depth of settings and services surrounding the domain name. Below we have listed some of the popular registrars. Be sure to read everything to know what you are getting.
Offers .com, .net, .org, .info, .name, .biz, .ws, .tv, .me, .cc TLDs . everything required for registering the domain, and hosting the website (add-on), managed domain services by PRowl Communications. Domain is registered with you as the owner, under our management.
Price includes domain privacy and multiple branded email addresses for your domain with webmail IMAP/POP or add to outlook or other email app.
Offers most popular TLDs including .ca, everything required for registering the domain, with add-ons for hosting, email, SSL, website builder, etc. GoDaddy is bad for upselling you into products/services you do not require, as well as changing the pricing structure upon renewal.
Prices vary as they almost always have a deal in place. Beware of free domains with website offers.
Offers popular TLDs plus add-ons for hosting, email, ecommerce, ssl certificates, cybersecurity , and more. It is the world's first domain provider. Great service, a little more technical to use in the backend.
Prices vary based on type of TLD.