How To Choose A Domain Name For Your Website

What comes to your mind first if you are thinking of getting a website is the name that your website will be identified with. And that’s why a domain name comes in. By and large, there are several billions of active website with their corresponding domain names on the world wide web. This implies that a website cannot exist without a domain name. In this article, we will explain what a domain name is and which domain extension is right for your business.

What is a domain name

What Is A Domain Name?

Domain name is simply the name of your website. Its the unique name you put together and assigned to a resource in order to identify your website on the internet and also to register your own space on the internet, and this is usually done when your website is in the pipeline. Examples are facebook.com, instagram.com, etc.

What Is A Web Address?

A web address is the meaningful combination of the default protocols plus your domain name. For example, https://www.facebook.com, https://www.instagram.com or  https://www.facebook.com/username or https://instagram.com/username.

For instance, https://www.facebook.com is a website address.

  1. https:// is the standard protocol through which your browser communicates with the server.
  2. www. is mostly the means of identifying with your website.
  3. facebook is the domain name.
  4. .com is the domain extension

What Are Domain Extensions?

Domain extensions are usually the 3 letters after the domain name, for example  .com is the domain extension in facebook.com and .gov is the domain extension in usa.gov and many more.

By and large, there are many types of domain extension out there and the type of extension you choose is basically determined by the purpose of your website.

Best Domain Names

Below are examples of domain extensions.

  1. .com: used for commercial purposes
  2. .net: for internet /network purposes
  3. .org: for organizations
  4. .gov: for government websites.
  5. .edu: for education.

In conclusion, there are many other domain extension that you can choose from but it should be a standard practice that the domain name and extension you are choosing align with the nature of your business or what you intend to use your website for. If you are thinking of getting your own website, be it for your business, organization, entertainment, ecommerce etc. Kindly contact us and lets us handle it professionally for you while you focus on other things.

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