What is a Business Domain Name and How to Register it?

Registering a domain name is indispensable to keep you on the way to securing a piece of the action on the World Wide Web.

What is a Business Domain Name?

A business domain name registration is an essential act of reserving the name of your website on the internet for a particular period, typically one year. The name you choose for your website will be your address. This chosen name is going to be typed into the web browser every time someone looks you up. One another important thing about a domain name registration is that it provides you recognized identity and personality.

People who don’t know anything about you or your company, a search engine helps them decide whether your website meets the requirements of the searcher by looking at the significance of keywords rooted in the name. Thus, once you register a domain name, the details and information about its owner are publicly available. Although selecting a name for your website is tricky, but registering it is quite simple.

How to Register a Business Domain Name?

If you want to know how you can register a Business domain name, read ahead and follow the guidelines given below:

  1. Before you begin, set up a list with quite a lot of domain names because most of the proper names are snatched up quickly. Try selecting the names that are short, unforgettable and contains the keywords that portray your business. However, it is also very obliging to have a website that matches your business name.
  2. Now, you should hold a trademark search at the United States copyright and Trademark website. If the name of your business has been trademarked, then the protection will apply to the domain name as well.
  3. Then you will need to access the website for a domain name registrar.
  4. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-profit company by which the domain related issues are inspected and overseen worldwide. Also, a list of permitted registrars that have been approved by ICANN is available on their website.
  5. Type the name of the domain in the search tool presented on the registrar’s website.

Note: If the name is not presented there, then alternatives will be displayed as usual with different extensions, such as .biz, or .net or with some of the additional words appended. However “.com” is the most universally renowned extension.

  1. Try purchasing the domain name if it is not available. Many of the registrars tend to contact the owner and match up the sale. Or, you may think of contacting the owner directly.
  2. The information of contact for each domain name is available during a WHOIS search at the website of the registrar or the site of ICANN.
  3. Now, you will need to pay a fee and also provide contact information that most probably contains the name, phone number, and address for the owner and technical contact.
  4. The domain names may be bought in increments of one year for up to ten years. The cost may vary depending on the registrar you choose.

Thanks for reading; I hope that the information provided in this article will be useful to you.

John Martin is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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