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How to register and buy your Domain Name

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Looking for a good Domain Name? Use the Search on DomainTyper, choose the extension (.Com, .Net, etc.) and buy it now before someone else does.

Here is some important information before buying a Domain Name.

Extensions

You can register multiple domains with different extensions, it’s up to you. Investing in other extensions becomes important when patenting something or protecting a trademark. Like Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr. Beside the other extensions I strongly recommend to buy a .com.

Price

The exact price varies depending on which domain extension you go with. Some domain extensions are more expensive than others. You will need either a Credit Card or a PayPal account to pay for the domain. It will allow you to claim and get the domain name immediately on application. (Varies on extensions)

Contact details

You must supply up to date contact details. Domain Name Registrars won’t let you register a domain name without providing these details. Keep your domain registration up to date. If you have any changes to your domain or contact information including your e-mail address, update your domain information immediately. If your information isn’t current, you could lose access to your domain or even miss e-mail reminders to renew your domain.

Private registration

If you don’t like the idea of having your details available on the internet, you can apply for the private domain registration. This ensures that your details are hidden from public view. Without a private registration, anyone can see the details of a domain registrant by using the publicly available “WHOIS” database. Anyone could look up your details by going to the WHOIS database and entering your domain name. If you register a domain name as a private registration, your details are replaced with a proxy company. When somebody does a WHOIS search on your domain name, the details of the proxy company appear instead of yours.

Domain expiration

You can choose to register your domain for a single year or for multiple years at a time. Registering for more years earns you a small discount. If you choose to register for only a year, you need to renew the domain in a year to keep your Web site going. You can ask for email alerts to aware you when your domain is about to expire.

Be the owner of your Domain

Before choosing the company to register your name with, make sure that you will be the owner of the new domain. Some Hosting companies offer free Domain Name registration, but watch out as these companies usually keep the domain as their property. If you choose to leave the company you will have trouble moving your domain to another host. So when registering a domain name, make sure that you are registered owner, the administrative and technical contact as well.

Now that you’ve registered a domain name, you have a home for your online business on the Web. To turn it into a functioning website you need to have a Web Hosting plan. This is the next step in starting an online business.

GoDaddy is a domain registrar as well as a Hosting provider so you can use their service to register your domain and also to host your site.

How to find a Domain Name for blogs

Hey Folks!

As you know DomainTyper is a domain name search engine, if you want to create your website or blog this is the best place to start.

I would like to take you on a long journey on the field of website and blog building. I will share with you interesting and helpful tricks day by day. It will be an experience for me as well as I’m a new member of the team. I’m here to help you on this field.

I would like to help for those people who are not experts in the IT business, for all those who would like to build their business on the internet.

An increasing number of students and professionals are using the internet to earn some extra buck or learn new skills. Nowadays moms are working from home making their websites, writing their blogs. Students are creating their portfolios on the web to share their work experience, writing articles in their blogs. Hairdressers, costume designers, bands, cooks, carpenters etc. … I could write about different professions ten more lines… but I don’t, because it doesn’t matter who you are. I’m sure soon you will have your own website and blog.

I will cover the following topics in this and the next posts.

  1. Find your perfect domain name, and buy it.
  2. Find the perfect template for your site
  3. Do the SEO part yourself. Fill up your website and blog with content, make enormous traffic on it and get your frequent customers.

No.1. Find the perfect domain name

Finding the perfect domain name will take time. First you will think that all of the good domains are already taken, but that’s not true, you will find the perfect domain!

You have to think about it every day, everywhere. Use http://DomainTyper.com to quickly check different names.

On the go, the perfect helper is the DomainTyper iPhone app: http://DomainTyper.com/iPhone

If you have an iPhone you can download this program and you can use it every single time when a new idea comes to your mind.

This program also can help you find domain hacks, or generate similar free names from a given word.

It’s fun to play with the words on the way to home.

5 tips to find the perfect domain name

You want to pick a good domain name for your blog or website from the start because most likely you will be stuck with that domain name for the rest of the blog’s life.

The reason I say that you will be stuck with that name is mainly because changing the domain name is kind of like starting all over again from the start and you don’t want to do that once your site is established and getting regular traffic.

  1. Domain Name should match to your website and blog topic
    Your domain name should be directly related to your offer or information available at your website. (It will be important later in your SEO) Just imagine when you are looking for something, you are searching for related words on Google. So think about your service and write down words you would use for searching. You should have at least 10 words.
  2. Short or Long?
    Domain names can be of any length up to 67 characters, but visitors will only remember your domain name for a future visit if it is easy to remember, so the shorter is better in this case. 😛
  3. Hyphens
    You may consider using hyphen (-) in between the words if needed for your domain name. If “www.domainname.com” is taken then you can try “www.domain-name.com”.
    Using hyphen(s) in between the words sometimes help to improve readability.
    BUT difficult to remember how to spell. Once you get loyal followers or customers, if you choose a domain name with dashes or hyphens you may lose visitors. It’s easy to forget one dash and you end up on another site or a broken link. In today’s market, they may assume you’re no longer in business. Although, it doesn’t hurt your SEO, consider the long range consequences of a domain name with a dash or hyphen.
    Numbers are easily forgotten or easily typed in incorrectly.  If you do use numbers make sure that the numbers are brandable and memorable.
  4. Extensions
    If your website targets traffic by country, such as a German business that only does business within Germany… you are better off getting the .de extension. Same goes for co.uk, etc.
    .com is great if your audience is world-wide or mostly US-based.
    But domain hacks are getting more and more popular as well
    You can read about different extension here.
  5.  When you find your best choice for a domain, register it immediately because someone else may register it if you delay!

 

There are tons of other criteria what you can read about, but these are the most important.

Good luck with the searching. In the next post I will show you how to buy your domain name.

 

DomainTyper’s new design

As you have probably seen already, we have redesigned the interface of DomainTyper. It’s cleaner, better and faster!

We investigated what are the most used features on the site and we designed the interface according that.

The Country specific TLD section has been moved closer to the Com Net Org, and got a new easier to use add / remove functionality.

The Domain Name Generator now generates suggestions to the name you have typed. The Generator has been extended with lot of additional tech terms to generate more relevant domain names.

On the performance side, the search results are now served faster. We are continuously improving the performance to make sure it’s working as fast as you type.

In case you have any feedback, please email us at: mail@domaintyper.com


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