Registering a Name for Your Website

Naming your website is a very important part of getting your online business off the ground. However, many people neglect this task until the last minute. They are more concerned with making sure their site works properly and having enough of the most popular items in stock. You must take the task of naming your site seriously. This is the way that the general public is going to find you. Put some effort into creating a name for your site that the consumers around the world will never forget. Follow these steps to get the name that you want for your new website.

  1. Get a group of people together and have a brainstorming session.

You should not rely on only your own imagination when it comes to thinking of a great name for your new online business site. It would be wise to get as many of your friends together as possible. Ask them to come up with as many names as they can for your site. Tell them to not make the names overly long. They should also be simple to spell. Many of the names will not be good ideas. However, there is nothing wrong with that. All you need are a few really good ones to choose from. Go through all of the names that are submitted and pick the ones that you think will best represent your new online business.

  1. You will need to register your domain name.

The process of registering the name you have chosen for your website is quite easy. You will need to select a registrar. This company registers domain names for websites all over the world. You should shop around to find out which registrar charges the least to register a domain name. The prices they charge can be very different. You will need to decide how long you want to register your domain name for. There are some registrars that will allow you to register the domain name for up to 10 years. However, a website that is just getting started should only register the domain name for a year because the site might not last very long. Also, you should save as much money are you can. Registering your domain name for only one year will cost you the least amount of money.

  1. Have the registrar send you a reminder for when it is time torenew your registration.

You do not want to get into a situation where you forget to renew the registration for your domain name. Your domain name can then be registered by anyone around the world if you allow your registration to lapse. Fortunately, most registrars will be happy to send you a reminder to renew your domain name registration by text or email.

  1. Offer to buy a domain name that is already taken.

There is always the chance that another website owner has already snatched up the domain name you were hoping to get. However, you still have the opportunity to buy the domain name by getting in touch with the current owner directly. The owner can then give you a price and the two of you can start to negotiate from there. Remember to think of a dollar figure you will not go above.

Post Author: Michael Crafts'