Posts Tagged ‘domain name’

Tip 22 – Use your domain email address

Category: 24 Tips to a Great Website - Advent Calendar

Posted on: December 22nd, 2011 by Nicki. No Comments yet, be the first

Tip 22 - email addressIt is quite amazing how many businesses there are that have a website but don’t use their domain email address. For example they have the domain www.yourbusinessname.com but they don’t use the email address associated with it e.g. info@yourbusinessname.com.

If you have your own domain name, you have the opportunity to have any email address with that domain name. Your web hosting package will allow you to setup anything from five email addresses to an unlimited amount of addresses and they are easy to set up. If you can’t do it yourself, your web design company, or the customer services of your hosting package will be able to help you. (more…)

Tip 21 – Use your domain name in stationery

Category: 24 Tips to a Great Website - Advent Calendar

Posted on: December 21st, 2011 by Nicki. No Comments yet, be the first

Tip 21 - Website AddressProbably the best way to advertise and promote your website is to include the address for it in your business stationery. This means that every time you give out a business card, include a ‘with compliments’ slip, send a letter or an invoice, you are promoting your website.

If you have already had your stationery printed and need to use it up before your budget will allow a reprint, there are ways you can add your website address to your stationery. For letterheads, you can add your website address in the footer of your letter so that when you print it onto headed paper, the domain name appears at the bottom. You can do the same with invoices. Compliment slips and business cards can be more difficult as they don’t usually involve any further printing. You could use small labels printed with your website address and stick them on the back of business cards and in the corner of a compliment slip. The alternative is to hand write it on, or buy an ink stamp with your domain name and stamp your business stationery with your website address. (more…)

Tip 7 – How to choose a domain name

Category: 24 Tips to a Great Website - Advent Calendar

Posted on: December 7th, 2011 by Nicki. No Comments yet, be the first

Tip 7 domain nameA domain name is the www. address that people find your website by. It is usually in the format of www.yourwebsitename.com. There are many domain extensions, that’s the suffix that appears after the name, and you need to consider which kind will suit your type of website best. ‘.com’ is the most popular and is short for company although it is no longer used solely for companies. There are country specific domain extensions, such as ‘.co.uk’, ‘.es’ or ‘.eu’. There is also ‘.info’ for an informational website, ‘.org’ for organisations, ‘.me’ for personal sites and many more. Quite often if a domain name isn’t available with the first choice of extension, the website owner will go for the same name with a different extension instead.

As there are millions of websites online already, it can be very difficult to choose a domain name for your website. Most of the good names are already taken, and unless you have a very unusual company name or product, most of these kind of names are already taken as well. You will need to do some research, and check out the names you short list on a website registrar such as Namecheap.
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