A domain name is similar to online property estate. Where you conduct businesses with your brand that drives your regular customers to buy your services and products.
Business domain name is so important if you’re choose it right. At Webs.ocm.sg, you’ll find the answers and most faq about domain names. We will guide you through the process of making the right decision of purchasing your next domain name.
What is a business domain name?
A business domain name is a web Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of your business website which you type the web address into your web browser to locate a website. Instead of typing a IP address, you enter a domain that your have purchased and access to your business website.
A domain name represent for an IP address which is unmanageable and hard to remember the string of a digits number to a website. A business domain name therefore included both part that unique to your business and extension as .com, .net and .org suffixes known as top-level domains (TLDS) and .com.sg .sg that are known as country code TLDs (ccTLDS).
How can you own a business domain name?
To own a business domain name, you must decide which domain name is right for your business and use our domain name registrar search tool to find your available domain. You can purchase a domain from Webs.com.sg our web hosting company once your domain is not owned by any registrars.
Do you have to purchase the same domain name similar to your registered company name?
Your domain name do not have to be the same as your company name. However, there are few point you need to consider. By choice, your domain name should be same to your company name. Example, our company name is Webs Dynamic, we have picked the domain name as Webs.com.sg.
Retain your business identity or personal branding consistently match your content and platforms when you selecting a domain name. Ensure your domain name have meaningful with your branding that you use it for your business.
Here are some example of City Car Repair Services you may refer to few domain names below to consider:
Even if these domain name does not match the same as your registered company name, it still show your customers ideal to look for online.
Which is the best domain extension?
Top level domains (TLDs) extension like .com and .net, you can never go wrong with it. Search the domain name that close to your business brand and try to get a .com extension.
Depending on where is your location, using ccTLDs might also be a good choice. Example, if your company is located in Singapore, in this situation, .com.sg, .sg - in additional to .com extension.
Below are few examples are a great options:
If you could not get a .com domain name that your want, the next best ideal is to select a .net or an org if your business is a non-profit company. There are the most 3 important TLD choices. You may also try to select newer domain extension if it suits your business. You can try our domain name search tool for over 600 TLDs free.
Does domain name affect SEO?
Yes, your selected domain name does consent for search engine optimisation (SEO), but not too much of what you think. The most prominent to have a quality website and a capable website builder that can assist you with your ranking. Not to worry about how your domain name will affect the ranking and more focus on how to build your website content to improve your SEO ranking.
Domain squatting or cybersquatting that you might worry about?
One of the most irritating about purchasing domain names that is marketing with cybersquatters (domain squatters). Those who collected domain names of popular brands, keywords domain or trademarked domain and wish to sell the name to the rightful owner for higher profit.
To avoid being paying for huge price domain, you can buy those top level domains (.com, .net or country code TLD like .com.sg and .sg) all at one shot to secure your business branding domain name.
How to configure your domain name with your website?
What you have to do with those domain extensions that your have purchased? First, host your domain names with our shared hosting service. This will give you a quick provisioning and get your website instantly launch. Create your professional business email address and get your business started.
For example using City Car Repair Services and domain name is citycarrepairservice.com, and you have purchased citycarrepairservice.com.sg and citycarrepairservice.sg. You have an option to park this domain names and linking them all to your business website’s IP address.
For instance, if a customer is searching for City Car Repair Services and look for citycarrepairservice.com.sg instead of citycarrepairservice.com, they won’t get an 404 page. They will auto redirected to the main website, citycarrepairservice.com.
Domain parking assist to secure your domain name and prevent others from holding onto your branded business domain.
You might consider buying a misspelling domain?
This is another way to capitalise on a misspelling in a domain name where people who have spelling not correctly or typo error. There could be a large portion of people to avoid on misspelled domain names.
What is the best length of a domain name?
The shorter, the better, let say your domain name is citycarrepairservice.com, buy a domain that is citycarrepair.com if possible. A historical data studies show that an ideal length of a domain names is only 8 characters.
What privacy concerns you should aware of a domain names?
Do not forsake privacy concerns when you buying a domain name. A public whois search can be perform by anyone which can collect your personal information like your name, home address, email address and phone number for misuse or spamming.
Some people they registered their domain with fake names but end against the terms and condition of use and the site will be shutdown. To secure your privacy, you can registering for whois privacy protection for your domain name for as little as not more than S$20.00 per year.
Finally, if you want more privacy for your website to secure your customer privacy and online buying with credit card transactions, you may consider a SSL certificate (https) for your domain name hosting.
How long can a I maintain a domain name registration period?
Domain name registration period last from 1 to 10 years. Keep trace of your expiration date and renew your domain before it expired. You may pay more or ever lost your domain name if you are not aware of. At Webs.com.sg, we will notify our customer 2 months in advance before it expire.
What happen if your domain name expires? Most of our domain name included a grace period of 30 days, please check when you buy. After the the grace period, there will be a high penalty fee to get back your domain name as is known as the redemption period. Your domain name will be available to public on first come first serve basis and you might lost your domain name forever. At Webs.com.sg, our control panel allow you to set a auto-renew and you will have a peace of mind.
Choosing a domain name tips
Here are the summary of tips to keep in mind when selecting a domain name:
- Select a easy to read domain name.
- Select a keywords related to your business.
- Targeting your local audience if necessary.
- Select a eye catching and memorable branding domain.
- Avoid other people trademarks or similar domain names.
- Buy your domain name as soon as you decide while searching.
- Do not perform similar domain name search on more domain registrar. (you might end up losing it)
Below are some TLDs, ccTLDs and newTLDs domain price you may refer to. If you still in doubt with a domain name after reading this, you may contact us and we are happy to help.