- Each year, the W3 becomes a more robust marketplace
- New internet domain name registrations continue to jump
- What is an Internet domain name?
- How much does it cost to register a domain?
- Yeah, but my site is already with another host. Now what?
- Managing multiple Internet domain names
- Choosing an Internet domain name
- Internet domain name TLDs growing fast
- Build a business on the web
Each year, the W3 becomes a more robust marketplace
The world wide web (W3) is a vast frontier for those within whom the entrepreneurial spirit burns brightly. To open a brick and mortar business on Main Street is going to cost a pile of capital, and in this economy, who wants a second (or third) mortgage to roll the dice and fund a new gift shop downtown? The web, on the other hand, provides all the tools you need to build and grow a business for just a few bucks a month with a web hosting account and an Internet domain name. And, each year, the W3 becomes a more robust marketplace.
- Ten years ago, fewer than 10% of us purchased goods or services on line.
- Today it is estimated that 70% of Americans will make at least one purchase on line each year – and that number is only going to increase.
New internet domain name registrations continue to jump
Given the convenience for entrepreneurs, it is no surprise that first quarter sales of Internet domain names has grown by a whopping 7.9%. This means that domain names registered now tops all previous records and is estimated to be at a jaw-dropping 209 million world-wide.
Yes, the Internet is growing. Ecommerce is growing. Opportunity is calling…
On average, 51,638 .com domain names are registered daily across the globe. Not bad for one day!
What is an Internet domain name?
It’s your on-line address. Amazon is a domain name. So is hulu, YouTube, Google and 125 million other distinct domain names. Domain names must be unique and are registered, usually through your web hosting service, where registration information appears in the guide to domain ownership called Whois.
How much does it cost to register a domain?
Many leading domain name registrars charge $39.99 for a one year domain name registration. So it comes as no surprise that many webmasters are choosing web hosting firms that offer free domain registration with their web hosting plans.
Yeah, but my site is already with another host. Now what?
Migrating a site from one server to another is easy because in some instances, your web hosting provider will handle the migration for you. Web hosts can transfer your entire site – database and all – safely, securely and completely so you become a part of their web hosting community.
Managing multiple Internet domain names
Many web hosts offer bulk domain transfer so you can park it on their server. And for webmasters that have a portfolio of domain names, some web hosts offer bulk domain registration so you can snag your top level domain (TLD) and all variants so no one can crowd your on-line space.
A client-centered web host enables you to park thousands of domains on a single, lock-tight server until you decide what to do with them. The web host will register them in bulk for you, and even handle the transfer for a large domain portfolio to their registrar—migrate them in bulk. It doesn’t matter if this is your first time searching for a web host or you’re a battle-scarred web vet, a good web host works for your success by delivering free domain registration with any hosting package.
Choosing an Internet domain name
Your domain name is your on-line business name. You’ll have to register your domain name so someone else can’t use it. Look for a web host that offers free domain registration. It’ll save you a few bucks and it’s further demonstration of a web host that wants you to succeed on line. Choose a domain name that says what you do: JoesDesignFirm.com, JoesGraphicsDesign.com, JoesComputerRepair.com These domain names are keyword dense – they say what the web site is about. A domain name like johnsmith.com, cookiecoocoo or some other “made-up” name, i.e. advetcoworldenterprisesinc.com won’t mean a lot to search engine spiders that will crawl your web site, or to prospects. Choose a domain name that tells search engine bots and prospects exactly what you do at JoesPrintingService.com.
Internet domain name TLDs growing fast
Growing even faster than the global pool of domain names are the .com and .net Top Level Domains. VeriSign reported that their base of .com and .net grew to more than 108 million names. The first quarter .com and .net domain tally represents a 9.2 percent year-over-year increase. In terms of domains, that’s 8.3 million new .com and .net domain registrations.
Build a business on the web
The world wide web is the last, best chance to start a business on the cheap – for just $5.00 a month – the cost of a web hosting plan with most web hosts. The plans geared towards personal web sites are usually the least expensive, but most web hosts do not have a requirement that their lower-end plans be used for personal web sites only. A business or start-up can capitalize on a personal plan and utilize the space for a business venture. Just choose a good web host, use all of the free resources you can, tweak your business model as you go and shoot for the stars.