Posts tagged godaddy
Expert Roundup : How to choose and purchase a domain name

"What do I need to know before I buy a domain name?"

I'm not kidding when I tell you I've probably been asked that question over a hundred times - and for good reason, too! Knowing how to choose a domain name and figuring out where to purchase it is a major step for any website or business endeavour. Heck, it's usually one in the same so you want to make sure that you've got it right!

Your domain name matters because it is the very first point of contact that your audience has with your brand, your blog, or your business. People will make unconscious biases about your website and business based on your domain name so it's important to be intentional here.

In many cases, your domain name will be the same as your business' name which keeps things simple. But for others, the domain name might not necessarily be the same as a business name... in those cases, wouldn't it be nice if you could build your site first and THEN purchase a domain later? While you can sort of do this with Squarespace (thanks to their free trial), it's not a perfect solution and you shouldn't let the stress of choosing a domain name stop you from getting your website up and running.

Choosing and purchasing a domain name for your website isn't rocket science but it IS a step in the development process that should be considered carefully! 

Read More
The Dos and Don'ts of Setting Domain Name Renewals

A hilarious news story recently made the rounds that talks about how Donald Trump (and/or his supporters) purchased the domain and set it to redirect to Trump's website (click here to see it in action). This prank made national headlines and a mockery of Jeb Bush's online presence for his presidential campaign. Politics and fun aside, this serves as a reminder about how important it is to keep track of your business or personal website's domain expiry dates.

Read More