What is a domain name?


  • A domain name is the specific identifier of a website address
  • An example web address would be: http://www.google.com
  • An example domain name would be: google.com
  • A domain name is used to locate your website on the internet

Tips for choosing a domain name

  1. Keep it short and simple - its easier for your customers to remember it
  2. Choose one of the more common extensions .com or .co.uk
  3. Dont use words that are easily mis-spelt
  4. When using more than one word think about how they will look to a customer
    e.g. 'Therapist' can be read as the-rapist
  5. If you have a good idea, register it NOW, dont wait or you may miss out

Register your domain name with Hostar

Use the red box on the right to see if your desired domain name is available, assuming its available then you could register it for as little as £3.99 - so why wait

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Clictu.com contains articles, advice and tips on all aspects of managing and marketing a website. He welcomes suggestions from you about the topics you would like to see and best of all - its all FREE.

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