Domain Names

You can’t have a website without a domain name. Like a street address that tells people where you live, a domain helps customers drive directly to your website. We can help you find one you’ll love.

  

 We’ve created this handy little tool to help you find an available name.

Simply search for the domain name you are interested in without any prefix (e.g. ‘www.’) or suffix (.net or .com).

You can also search on domain registrars such as Network Solutions or GoDaddy.com

domain name

Tips for selecting your domain name:

  • Try your company name first
  • Consider search terms that potential clients may look up
  • Be unique, but not too clever
  • If dot-com isn’t available, try dot-net or dot-biz
  • Make it easy to type
  • Make it easy to remember
  • Keep it short and sweet

A domain name adds credibility to your small business. Having your own domain name makes your company look professional. If you publish your site through an ISP or a free Web hosting site, you’ll end up with a URL such as www.yourisp.com/-yourbusiness. This generic address does not inspire confidence in a customer like a www.yourcompany.com domain name does. And since many people don’t yet trust the Internet and e-commerce, you’ll want to do what you can to prove that your small business deserves their money. If you’re not willing to pay the money to register an appropriate domain name, why would consumers think you’d put any effort into creating valuable products or services? (www.allbusiness.com)