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Getting a Domain Name

The first step in setting up a web site is to obtain a domain name. Domain names typically look like: WWW.yourdomainname.extension.

The "extension" can be:

  COM for commercial ventures
  NET for networking sites
  ORG for non-profit organizations
  GOV for Government agencies
  EDU for educational institutions

There are new extensions being defined as the need arises.

Websites hosted in foreign countries will have an extension that reflects the country or origin such as uk for the United Kingdom.

If "yourdomainname" is available, you may want to register it with multiple extensions. Thus, for example: Yahoo can be found via either www.yahoo.com or www.yahoo.org. Clicking on www.yahoo.org redirects the visitor to www.yahoo.com. This is a good way to insure that "yourdomainname" is yours alone.

You should also identify domain names that are similar to you business name. Perform a Google search, check out Nameboy.com or just type it into your browser. You may find your competitors or even sites that are inappropriate.


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Once you have obtained a domain name, it's time to select a hosting provider.

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