Domain Name - Your Internet Identity
Domain name is your website's identity. A good domain name often includes the main
keywords of your site content. For example, let's say you decide to start selling
used space craft online and you register a domain name usedspacecraftforsale.com
for that purpose. I'm not saying that's a good domain name but at least it tells
your visitors exactly what to expect from your site. Domain name should be easy to
remember and not too long. Usually shorter and pronouncable domain names are easier
Registering a Domain Name
Registering a domain name is very easy. Just visit a domain name registrant
and use their domain name search tool to see if the name you are interested in
is available or not. The search tool usually gives you suggestions for optional
names that are available to register.
Price of a domain name
Registering your own domain name is not expensive at all. You can register a .com domain
name for less than $10 USD per year. Depending on what top level domain extension
you want to register, the cost is usually in the range of $5 to $20 per year.
Buying Domain Names
Instead of registering a new domain name for you, buying one can be
a good option. Buying an existing domain name has some benefits. First, there
are lots of excellent domain names to choose from at all price levels.
Depending on the age of the domain name and the history of it, the domain name
can already be listed on search engines and web directories. When the search engines
rank web sites, age of the site is one factor. So buying a domain name that was
first registered some years ago may give your new site more credibility in the
eyes of search engine spiders.
Buying a domain name will cost you more than registering a new one but you have
to weight all the facts and decide whether to register a new one or buy an existing one.
Selling and Parking Domain Names
Registering lots of domain names for sale can be a good business. You can also earn
money from your registered domain names even if you don't build any websites. You
can park the domain names with one of the parking services. Each time someone clicks
on advertising that generates revenue on your parked domains, you earn your share of the
revenue. How much you earn depends on how many visitors your domain gets and often the visitors
click the ads. Don't expect a huge revenue from one domain name but it can be enough to
cover the annual registration fee. If you have a large portofolio of parked domain names
you can expect to earn a lot of money.