How to Get a Website Domain in 11 tips
Choosing a good web domain is a matter of concern for many people before launching their site. It is advisable to brainstorm and think about what web address you want to give to your page since it is a decision that will have significant importance in the development of that website. However, it is not the only relevant factor.
In this post, we want to help you understand the world of web domains, what they are, what implications they have, and all the key concepts you should know about domains. We will try to answer ❓11 typical questions that are usually asked when it comes to choosing one.
1. What is a domain name?
It is the conversion of an IP address to a language understood by the user. Example: aquiestatuweb.com When you type the address of a website in your browser, instead of ordering the assigned IP number, which would be very difficult to memorize, you type the domain name.
2. What is an IP address?
It is the numerical code that identifies computers on the Internet. All the servers where the websites are hosted have one or more IP addresses. If you are going to have several websites, you have the possibility that they have different IPs.
3. What is a DNS server?
It refers to a domain name system (Domain Name System). DNS servers are in charge of translating the domain name into an IP address to establish the communication between client and server.
4. How to register a domain name?
It would help if you went to a domain registrar. It can be the same one where you have your hosting or another one. The prices are usually meager, around 9-10 $ per year.
5. Do I also need to have hosting?
To have a website, you need a server to host your files and at least one domain. It does not help you much to have a purchased name, but not to have a hosting where to upload the web files that people would access by typing your web address.
6. What are the cheapest domains?
The domains with the most normal price are usually the most used: .com, .es, or .net. On the other hand, some particular parts such as .tv or .cat can be a bit expensive. If you are looking for cheaper domains, there are two endings, such as .com.es or .org.es, which can cost around 3 $ per year.
7. What types are there?
There are top-level, second-level, and third-level domains. With the first level we refer to the ending (.es, .com, .net, .org, etc.). With second-level domains, we refer to the domain name. For example, in registrandodominios.net, registering domains would be the second level and .net the first level. The third level, on the other hand, would be the subdomains. Example: blog.hoswedaje.com
8. How many characters should I use?
The maximum number of characters you can use is 22 for .com, .net, and .org. But in others, you can use up to 63 characters. The minimum is 2. You cannot register names with one letter. In the case of “.es,” the minimum would be three letters.
9. Can domains with the letter eñe be registered?
Although in principle, only letters in the English alphabet can be used in domains, the “eñe” has been included for the .es domains. Words with umlauts, Slavic, Scandinavian and German characters, etc., have also been included.
10. What should I take into account when choosing my domain name?
Several variables must be considered: the name must be attractive and easy to remember, not confusing, and preferably limited to 2-3 words. You have to think that users will have to type it in the browser.
It is also essential to keep in mind that it is an SEO factor. If you include specific keywords, it will be easier to rank for them than if you use a generic name. However, it is essential to remember that this is not the only factor, nor the most important one, to rank well.
11. How do I know if the one I want is not available?
You can find out from the provider itself. There are also pages like whois.net or dominios.es where you can type in the name you are interested in to see if someone has already bought it or not. If the one you want is not available, try to change some words, but make it consistent. Or you can also look to see if .es or .net, or any other ending, is free.
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