Where Do I Buy A Domain for My Website?

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Choosing a domain

It's time to build your website and it is your first time.  Hopefully by now you have decided on a type of name that you would like for your URL.  As you may or may not know, many domains are already taken.  In fact I have had several good ones that I let expire only to have someone swoop right in and and buy them up.  I have several that I keep on a regular basis.  You might have a tough time finding the domain you want with the (dot)com, (dot)net, or (dot)org extension, but you can either adjust the name or the extension.  For example there are several new domain extensions like .co or .tv.  There are also vanity domains like (dot)ninja, or (dot)guru.  These new extensions will most likely cost more and not everyone will be receptive to them.  Many people may not even understand that it's a url.  At the end of the day you need to make the best decision based on your needs.

What Is The Best Place to Buy My Domain?

You can buy your domain almost anywhere.  You can buy it from the place where you host your website if you wish, some web hosts will give you a domain for free when you sign up for a web hosting package.  I prefer however to keep my domains separate from my host just in case the host isn't working and my website is on lockdown.  I can at least put a temporary page up or something.  

With that said the place that I prefer to use it Google Domains.  It's a bit more pricey than if you were to go to a place like Godaddy or Namescheap.  However it includes several feature such as domain privacy that I would buy regardless of where I purchase a domain  This prevents my address from being publicly accessible.  It also integrates simply with Google Suite (Duh!).  If you need a few more reasons, they have a simple interface, and don't try to oversell you on a ton of things. Oh, and I don't feel like Google is going away anytime soon.

So there you go.  Go order your domain today!

Here is a link if you are ready.   http://google.com/domains  

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