Domain Name Registration is the first step in creating an online presence. Commonly known as “registering your domain”. Most businesses will register some form of their company name, ensuring that you have your unique web address registered for your website. When this domain name is typed into a web browser by a visitor, they will be taken to your site.
It is essential that you have your domain name registered to ensure that no one else can register it, known as “cyber squatting”, thus depriving you of owning the domain and a potential vital revenue stream.
Contact us on 0845 1260900 and we can check the availability of your desired domain name. We can also search for domain names for you to see what may be available based on your suggestions, and provide you with a list of available domains to choose from.
Choosing A Domain Name
Try to keep the domain name as short and descriptive as possible, as people may make mistakes if they have to type in a very long address. Shorter domain names are also better for printed media, such as business cards, etc. Identify the keywords that describe your business service or specialty to help create a useful and easy to remember name.
In many instances, some form of you company name will be your domain name. However, you may prefer the name of a product you supply or a service you provide, as this may be more relevant to somebody searching for you business online.
Consider the singular and plural forms of the domains. Search for generic words associated with your business, as well as location based words e.g. norfolk-car-repairs.co.uk. Once you have found a good domain name we recommend that you register a few alternatives e.g. .co.uk, .com, .org, .info, .net, etc. This is to prevent cyber squatting (somebody else registering a version of your domain name with the intension of piggybacking off of your success).
You are able to have as many domain names as you want pointing to the same website, so you do not have to register only one. For example your may wish to have a domain name of your business name as well as what your business does. For example: John-Smith-and-Son.co.uk and Suffolk-auto-repairs.co.uk.