Buying Website Domain Names For Your Business

Tips on choosing a domain name for your website or business

This article includes information and tips on buying domain names for your website.

Tips on choosing a domain name for your website or business

Keep it short, keep it simple 

To find your website people need to be able to remember your address and easily type it into their browser. Aim to register the shortest name that your customers and visitors will associate with your website. It is also important that you have your keyword included in your domain name for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) purposes. We can help you with this and explain more.

co.uk, com, eu, net, org…? 

It is a good idea to register several similar domain names, particularly if you own a trademark for a certain name. If possible register at least the .co.uk, .com, but also if you can the .eu and .net. These are the most popular domain names and by registering all of them you can help to prevent cyber squatters and losing traffic.

Consider common typos 

If you have a domain name that can easily by pluralised or miss-spelled consider registering those as well to stop traffic going elsewhere.

Don’t shell out large amounts of money 

Some companies still sell domain names for as much as £100 per year, and I have seen them for a lot more too. Make sure you are getting a good deal! If we’re building you a website we will buy and register them in your name and address for you, prices correct as per below on 6th February 2012.

Register your domain now! 

You must register as soon as possible, or risk getting stuck with “the-domain-name-that-no-one-wanted.net”. If we’re building you a website we will buy and register them in your name and address for you, prices correct as per below on 6th February 2012.If your not having a website built with us then you can simply search for your domain name and register it yourself.

 

FAQs

How long will it take for my new domain name to become active? 

Domains are registered as soon as we order them, however it can take between 24 and 72 hours for a domain name to become visible on the Internet as each DNS updates its database of domain names.

Do I own the domain name? 

Yes – unlike some companies we always register the domain name in your name and address.

Can I transfer the domain at any time? 

Yes, you can, all you need to do is let us know.

Do I get a certificate of ownership for the domain I purchase? 

In the past Nominet issued certificates as confirmation of the contract that exists between Nominet and the registrant and this continued until August 2003. Paper certificates and reply Forms have now been replaced by an online system called Registrants Online.

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By | 2016-12-06T14:04:59+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Domain Names|0 Comments

About the Author:

Alex is the principal web designer and web developer at cre8 website design since 2007. She’s a total Wordpress geek. Previous to this she spent many years as a business development manager travelling around the UK setting up and fixing businesses, so she’s full of ideas to help businesses grow. Her main goal is to make a difference in the web world, by offering the best website design experience possible.

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