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How and Why To Buy a Domain Name

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How and Why To Buy a Domain Name

Having a unique domain name that is related to the name of your business is an essential first step to having your own website. A domain name is like your address on the internet. It tells the world where to find you. However, just having a domain name doesn’t mean you have a website. For example, you can have an address for a piece of property, but not actually have anything built on the site. The video below explains how to purchase your own domain name through GoDaddy.

When selecting your domain name, try to have it relate to the name of your business. For example, if you run a small business named Performance Auto Shop – select something like performanceautoshop.com. If you are hiring someone to build and manage your site, like we do here at Cat In Hat Design, you can ask your designer to buy and manage your domain name for you as part of the service.

Once you have a domain name, the next step is to find a host where your site will live. We cover this topic in our next article.

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