Registering Your Domain Name
Registration is the process of buying (registering) your domain name and costs approximately $9 a year.
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Register Your Domain Name for Ten Years in Advance
We recommend buying your registration for ten years in advance because Google goes to Internic.com to do a "Who-Is search" to verify how long you registered your website. If you register for only a year or two Google will assume that your website is owned by amateurs, fly-by-nights, spammers or pornographers and will rank your website lower. On the other hand if you register your website for ten years in advance Google assumes your website is owned by a professional company that plans on being around for a long time and will rank your website higher as a result.
Selecting Your Domain Name
We highly recommend talking to us before registering a domain name. There are several factors to consider that most people do not think of. For example:
Keywords In Your Domain Name
Many people do not realize it but the search engines read the words in your website website address (url) to see what your website is about. If your keywords are part of your website address your website may rank higher for your products and services. If you are targeting a specific city it helps to also include the city name in the websites address. For example if you wanted to rank for "remodeling in Naples" then a domain name such as RemodelingNaples.com would be perfect.
If your website ranks at the top of the search engines and has a proven track record of bringing in new clients when you sell your business or retire you may be able to sell the website for more than you paid for it (Meaning you got your investment back and so all those years of advertising worked out to being free). But the name of the website can affect the resale value. For instance any doctor in Naples would be happy to buy DoctorsNaples.com if the website was at the top of the search engines, but few of them would want to buy DrJohn.com.
Buy only .com’s. For the most part the others are a waste of money. None one types .net, .org, etc., by mistake. But if you get for instance .net some of the people going to your website will type .com by mistake and end up in your competitions website.
Registering Your Domain Name
We recommend Name.com because their rates are low, they are easy for us to access to set up your domain forwarding and perhaps just as important they do not send you tons of spam like other companies do. Our second choice would be GoDaddy.com
Instructions for Registering Your Website
1) Name.com (Go here)
2) Select the name you want for your website
3) Register your website for “ten years”
4) Use your information - not ours (We want the search engines to see that you are the owner of the site)
5) Say “NO” to private registration (The search engines do not trust websites who hide the owners names)
unless we have instructed you otherwise.
Please send us the website name, company where your registered the site, user name and passwords when you are done registering your website.
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