What is a domain name ?
The Internet can be a confusing place but believe it or not the boffins who developed it were thinking about the rest of us and ways in which it could be made more user friendly. The Internet works using numbers such as 127.0.0.1 called ip addresses which point to various servers (powerful computers) around the World that when connected together form a giant web. It is far easier to remember words than numbers and this is why the domain name was invented. Handcoded.co.uk is an example of a domain name.
Choosing a domain name
So you know you want one but not sure how you find a domain name that is available to buy. The first thing you will want to do is see if the name of your company is available to be registered. The simplest way is to type the domain name i.e mycompanyname.co.uk into a whois search engine which will tell you if the domain name has been purchased already and if it has provide you with the owners details.
The easiest way of brain storming a name is to pick words related to the products you sell or the service(s) you offer. You can use hyphens to split up some of the words if you wish but try and keep the domain name as short as possible as the longer the word is the harder it will be for your customers to remember it.
Keep a pen and paper handy so you don't forget your best ideas. Once you have a few suggestions feel free to run them past me.
registering domain names
If there is a domain name available that you are interested in purchasing please contact me and I can register the name(s) for you.
Note: Registering domain names yourself through cheap domain registrars can be problematic and cause unnecessary expense.