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SCIENCE AND INTERNET TECHNOLOGY => INTERNET => WEBMASTERS => Topic started by: Prince on November 11, 2008, 02:29:02 PM

Title: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: Prince on November 11, 2008, 02:29:02 PM
Choosing Your domain name

Your domain name is imperative to the success of your website, if anyone tells you otherwise they're either lying or don't know what they're talking about.

You need a domain name if you're serious about being an online entity, it's where you'll direct all your potential customers to. For them to become customers you've to make a good first impression and having your own domain name rather than some free wordpress or blogspot address that's long and cumbersome will enable you to do this.

There are lots of other benefits of having your own domain, here's just a few of them.

 A domain name is your own unique identity and always will be as long has you continue to use that name. Say for instance you hosted your free site with wordpress and you found that you needed a more advanced host because your website was becoming successful. Visitors and links to your site would know you by the long wordpress URL and you'd have to start promoting your new URL all over again. If you had your own domain name you could change hosts as often as you like and people would still be able to find you simply by typing in your domain name.

You can promote your website instead of someone else's when you're sending emails as your domain name will be in the email address, for example admin@nigerianbestforum.com is helping to promote nigerianbestforum.com while nigerianbestforum@aol.com is helping to promote and brand AOL.com

Your likely to have more traffic to your website with your own domain name because more people will be returning as they can remember your address and because many search directories such as Yahoo only index websites with their own domain name.

Another advantage of having your own domain name is that you can use custom error pages to prevent people from leaving your site because of broken links and other errors.

Domain names are so cheap nowadays that there's no excuse for not having one. Now that your ready to get yourself a domain name here's some pointers to help you choose a good one.
Size does matter

In the case of domain names the smaller the better. Of course short domain names are harder to find but if you can find one it has a number of advantages such as, it's easier to brand, easier to remember and it's harder to misspell.

Easy to remember

Try to get a name that's easy to remember and sounds good. General words are best for this but since these are all gone at this stage you should look for non general names or combinations of general names which rhyme and sound good together. Take nigerianbestforum.com for example that's an easy to remember name.

Relate to your business

If you use keywords which are related to your business industry you will help your search engine rankings. What's even better is if you can get your actual business name or a name similar to your company name as your domain name, this way all your off-line branding will pay off online as Internet users should be able to guess your domain name from your business name.

Avoid similarities

This means you should avoid choosing domain names that already have similar counterparts online, if you choose one of these people could end up on your competitors site rather than yours because they got confused over the two domain names.

.com is best

You should always aim for the .com version of a name, that's what most people will go to after doing a search or after typing something directly into their address bar, if you register .tv or .net or any of the other available extensions and your competition has the .com version then you've just lost a potential customer.
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Post by: beibee on November 11, 2008, 02:39:09 PM


useful tips you posted up there...
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: Alyunus on May 20, 2009, 05:20:15 PM
I'm really benefitting here.  Bt what are the ways by which web designs and web hosting can be monetized?
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: Prince on May 20, 2009, 05:24:02 PM
Don't build a site for monetization purpose, but for interest, because you will be discourage in time, it take years of investments in time and money to monetize a site.
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: Youngbobby on June 01, 2009, 08:17:12 AM
You forgot to mention the best place to get a domain and how much it will cost us as Nigerians.  Could you throw more light on that?
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: Prince on June 01, 2009, 08:50:24 AM
You forgot to mention the best place to get a domain and how much it will cost us as Nigerians.  Could you throw more light on that?
I'm sorry to say that i can't mention anything Nigeria in terms of Domain names and hosting, because many factors never depend on them, because of many Nigeria factors like Power holding ect....

But i do respect there efforts in coping with it.
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: Youngbobby on June 01, 2009, 06:26:51 PM
Ok thanks for the tip but lets say that i'm interested in getting a dot. mobi domain.

I have some scripts but no domain of mine.
Can 1500 do the job and where should I start?

Thanks.
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: Prince on June 01, 2009, 06:32:25 PM
Godaddy.com is the world #1 domain register.
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: fxmaxony on June 24, 2009, 10:27:43 AM
@Prince, Nice thread,
@all, register a domain name in naira, guaranteed visit www. maxonydomains. com

I have 24hrs uninterrupted power thereby will approve your domain within 24 hrs.  the process of registering domain name in the site is self explanatory when you visit the site
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: Atauyo on August 13, 2009, 01:04:39 AM
Quote from: Prince link=topic=13733. msg157099#msg157099 date=1242836642
Don't build a site for monetization purpose, but for interest, because you will be discourage in time, it take years of investments in time and money to monetize a site.

good tips.  That's how we succeed online.  Anything without interest will lead to long term failure. . .

This is the reason 98% of entrepreneurs and small businesses who want to get rich quick are unable to even renew their domain/hosting subscription.

God bless you for this tips
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Post by: Govmob on August 13, 2009, 05:55:21 AM
This is the type of info we need here,I thank u prince & Co.
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: Prince on August 13, 2009, 08:22:36 AM
Quote from: Prince link=topic=13733. msg157099#msg157099 date=1242836642
Don't build a site for monetization purpose, but for interest, because you will be discourage in time, it take years of investments in time and money to monetize a site.

good tips.  That's how we succeed online.  Anything without interest will lead to long term failure. . .

This is the reason 98% of entrepreneurs and small businesses who want to get rich quick are unable to even renew their domain/hosting subscription.

God bless you for this tips
The truth is, you don't reap where you never sow, this saying also applies to online income. If you check closely, you will notice that 98% of big sites making it, are over 3 years old, this is not 3 years sitting down doing nothing, but 3 years of continueous investment in time and money.

Don't use all those free domains and hosting like wordpress, blogspot etc.... if you're serious.
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: Oceantide24 on August 13, 2009, 10:09:38 AM
You have a very good point.  It takes time and dedication to achieve something reasonable.  I think the underlying fact should be to do something with the aim of helping people.
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: Liveencyclopedia on April 10, 2010, 10:05:42 PM
nice tips here
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Post by: Centjay on April 22, 2010, 02:47:12 PM
Great Enlightenment
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Post by: 080Nigeria on May 21, 2010, 12:17:52 AM
Really great post.    And you are right- if you have a website just to make money, you'll soon run out of the business because most likely, no money will come initially.    It takes interest and love plus the ability to sit in front of a computer for a good number of hours.   .   .   

If anyone is interested in affordable website hosting and/or domain name registration or customized bulk SMS, www. 080nigeria. com is the perfect choice.    It is affordable and reliable- we work so you can rest!
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: megabucks on May 25, 2010, 05:27:19 PM
Prince, Yes, I absolutely agreed with you that if you don't love and passionate what you are doing online, you are wasting your time "big time".  Sooner or later you will give up. 

The first step is to discover what you love doing and you will keep doing passionately without money.  The second step is to look for a good mentor.


 
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: beibee on May 26, 2010, 04:04:09 PM


so, are you ready to own a site?
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: megabucks on May 27, 2010, 03:06:09 PM
I have always been using websites along with my free blog.   My perception is different now.  My present website www.  nigeriawebsuccess.  com hosting have all the tools that you can ever imagine to run a successful internet marketing.   It includes newsletter (+ autoresponder), search engines submission, tracker, domain forwarding (type to www.  nigeriaweb-success.  com and see what come up), etc. 

The present challenge now is that I am still learning to use their tools.   In 2 months from now, check my website, check the ranking of my website, check my position on each keyword for my pages in Google, Yahoo, bing and ask.   So expect that the website will get better everyday. 


I am using the snail style strategy, slow and steady wins the race. 

Post Merge: May 27, 2010, 03:11:02 PM
I have always been using websites along with my free blog.  My perception is different now.  My present website www. nigeriawebsuccess. com hosting have all the tools that you can ever imagine to run a successful internet marketing.  It includes newsletter (+ autoresponder), search engines submission, tracker, domain forwarding (type to www. nigeriaweb-success. com and see what come up), etc.

The present challenge now is that I am still learning to use their tools.  In 2 months from now, check my website, check the ranking of my website, check my position on each keyword for my pages in Google, Yahoo, bing and ask.  So expect that the website will get better everyday.


I am using the snail style strategy, slow and steady wins the race.
Title: Thx
Post by: gmiw.ng on November 23, 2010, 10:31:52 PM
Prince, u are too much.
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: nblinks on February 15, 2012, 10:12:16 AM
Registering your domain name through free hosting website limit your ability to strive in the online business and also, domain names on free web hosting sites do nor carry weight in the Search Engine ranking. 
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: monicabrooks on May 07, 2012, 01:55:01 PM
It seems as though users prefer sites that are more popular and trust-worthy than sites that are younger.
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: griselda blanco on July 02, 2012, 12:51:19 PM
Great read.    Pretty much covered the grounds.   

Im tryna assess a particular hosting company, as i am looking to shift about 400 of my domains to them, their site and chat sessions with their support team has been pretty fine and professional but id like to know how reliable and  accountable they really are before i make the decision.  Site is www. webindices. com. ng

Would really appreciate your advice.   

Cheers.   


"A person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it" Chinese Business Quote
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: mbanj007 on September 06, 2013, 01:45:19 PM
This is a master piece.  If you are into
Internet marketing or want a presence online
you must have a domain name. 

Your domain name is like your offline
shop where you buy and sell things but online
you don't have limit unlike your offline shop.

Thanks for sharing this info
Title: Re: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME
Post by: gmiw.ng on September 22, 2013, 06:28:53 PM
This is a master piece.  If you are into
Internet marketing or want a presence online
you must have a domain name. 

Your domain name is like your offline
shop where you buy and sell things but online
you don't have limit unlike your offline shop.

Thanks for sharing this info


You said it all.