From small business owner, webmaster and SEO points of view, there are some important considerations that you must look at before registering a domain name. Below are tips that will guide you in making the best decision for your business:
Look for the best registrars online
Many service providers will be available to help you during domain registration. You should take care because many of those service providers are not approved by ICANN. This holds true for hosting packages and bundled domain. Failure to choose the best register will make it hard when you want to move your domain or change hosting providers.
You can find the accredited service provider here https://www.icann.org/registrar-reports/accredited-list.html
Register your domain name for a long period
If you are determined to start a business, then register the domain for at least 3-5year. Registering for a long period will save your money and eliminate annual hassles of renewing the domain.
Embrace domain privacy protection
If you register a domain, your private information such as address, telephone, name and email will be displayed publicly by default. Your personal information will be inaccessible if you pay additional privacy protection fee. This prevents phone calls, spam emails and social engineering attacks.
You should use non-www
You should set up your domain as non-www. Most online tutorials will advise you to set your domain as http://www……..com. However, the best option is http://example.com. Setting up a website without the WWW will decrease page load time on direct traffic and cut down on redirects.
Have a secure password
There are people who steal and hijack domains for ransom. It is very painstaking process if your website is hacked. You can avoid this by securing passwords and keeping them in a safe place.
Have a domain that is descriptive and catchy
Choose a domain that is attractive, communicates the product, short and inviting. Remember your domain is your face.
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