Websites 101 – Domain Names

Websites 101

When you start a website you need three things:

1.  A website developer
2.  A website host
3.  A domain name

A domain name is a unique name or address for a website. The domain name for this site is Here are some other domain names that you may be familiar with:


In order to make sure that the names are unique, all domain names are registered. There’s an annual fee for registering the domain name. The most you should ever pay for domain name registration is about $35 a year.

I recommend that you register your domain name with GoDaddy.  That way even if you change website hosts, your domain name registration will be in the same place.

Things to keep in mind when selecting a domain name are:

  • It should be easy to remember, say and spell.
  • Shorter is better.
  • Your domain name needs to a solid reflection of your business.

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