Domain Names

Your domain name is your website’s address online, so it is extremely important that you pick the perfect domain for your site. Try to choose a domain name that will give people an idea of what they will find on your website. If your domain name relates to your company’s name or brand, then it will make your site that much easier to find.

A domains name is your unique identifier for your website. It is part of a URL or website address that people put into the address bars of the internet browsers to find you. For example: Google.com is the domain name for Google.

Domain names are controlled by various governing bodies known as domain registrars. You can register these domains from their respective registrars for a specific duration, typically a minimum of 1 year though some registrars require more time for certain TLDs or domain extensions.

A domain name and URL are very much related, but the domain is typically only 1 part of a URL. For example:

Domain – Google.com

URL – http://mail.google.com

You can see that the domain name of Google.com is inside of the URL, but that particular URL is directed or pointed to another section of the Google.com site.

Yes and no! While you can register a domain name without hosting, to actually have  your website show up when someone visits your domain name, you will need hosting to house that website and tell people where to find your domain name.

Absolutely! You can definitely transfer your domain name to Brain Host! Just type in your domain name and select transfer. You will just need to add another registration term(1 year, 2 year, etc.) to your domain name and pay for it.

Your domain name is your website’s address online, so it’s extremely important that you pick the perfect domain name for your site. Try to choose a domain name that will give people an idea of what they will find on your website. If your domain name relates to your company’s name or brand, then it will make your site that much easier to find.

A domain name can be up to 67 characters long and contain any combination of letters and numbers (but not special characters like < and &). It cannot begin or end with a hyphen, but you can use hyphens to separate words. It’s a good idea to use hyphens if your company or product name is confusing when you spell it as one word.

Choose a domain name that is memorable and also easy to spell, pronounce, and type. Try keeping your domain name to a maximum of three words. Keep in mind that “cute” or non-traditional spellings may make it difficult for people to find you.

You can improve your ranking in search engines by using keywords in your domain name. You can gain more visibility if you can secure a domain name the contains a few of the keywords that people will be using to search for you, because search engines give some weight to the words in the domain name.

Besides registering other top-level domain names, we also recommend that you register variations on your domain name too. There are many variations you can use that will make it easier for both people and search engines to read, which means you will get more traffic to your site.

You can start by registering plural versions of your domain name, and even common misspellings of your domain name, just to cover all of your bases. It’s important to register misspellings because there are “typo-squatters” out there who make a point of registering misspellings of popular domain names in order to steal away traffic from people who make innocent typos when they type a domain name into their browser.