Starting a website doesn’t have to be hard or even impossible, it can be a simple experience if you just break it down into steps. Two of the most important aspects of building a website is choosing a domain name and a extension for your domain. You will want to pick something that is unique to your brand. If the name you choose is taken, you can try to buy the name, or come up with slight variations. You will also want to figure out what you want to do with your website.
- Domain names form the first impression that people will have, so spend some time in coming up with a name that represents your venture.
- The best advice is to use .com as a general rule, or a country specific extension if you only do business in some country outside of the United States, like .ca for Canada.
- The key to getting the right website is knowing what the website is going to do – before you go through the legwork of setting it up.
“Admittedly, some big brands don’t have explanatory words in their domain names. McDonald’s, Puma and Jaguar don’t have domains that say tastyburgers.com, comfyshoes.com or fastcars.com. Then again, you’ll not be starting off as a globally recognized name!”