What is a domain name?
A domain name is the address of your website, in simple terms it can be described as a home address. It is an easy to remember name associated with an IP address which is a unique set of numbers.
While IP addresses are great for computers, they are not so easy for individuals to remember. Domains solve this by connecting to an IP address so people can search for a website by its domain rather than a string of numbers.
How do I get a domain name?
A domain name can be purchased by anyone, simply go to a domain host or registrar.
We recommend Namecheap, they are a leading ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar providing a range of services including domain registration and hosting services.
Find a unique name by typing it in and checking its availability and price. If it is available and in your price range, register, pay the fee and it’s yours. Be aware though, you will need to pay a small annual fee to keep your domain.
Choosing a domain
Your domain name should be relevant to the purpose of your website. A good domain name will convey information about you, your business, or your products and services – it is your brand.
Choose something memorable and aim to use keywords that represent your website, keep it short where possible, make it easy to both say and spell and try to avoid hyphens.
Act fast, thousands of new domain names are registered every day all around the world, there are people actively looking for catchy names they can register to sell on for a higher price.