A domain name is like your home address on the internet.
Even if you are not a company or organisation, so long as you have a website or blog, it’s always a great idea to get your get your domain name.
Like Bloggingthing.com, for example. 😀
Unlike having a Twitter or Facebook account, owning a domain name allows others to find you more easily. And giving you that much more authority in this online world. As podcaster Arianne Foulks puts it:
Have your own domain name even if you have other web presences.
Why a domain name?
Before we dive into the hows, let’s take a second to ponder the whys.
- A domain name gives you credibility both as a business and as an individual. Well, most of us don’t ever want to work with folks at your-brand-name.wordpress.com, do we?
- It’s that much easier to type into your browser than, say facebook.com /profile.php?id=5500957.
- Best of all, brand new domain names only cost you $10 a year.
And if you’re reading this, you’ve probably decided on taking your online project to the next level.
Great choice! Continue reading…