Buying a web domain is the first step to place your business or idea on the Internet.
Currently a website is the best cover letter that a business or project can have. Perhaps it was considered a novelty or trend before, but now it has become a real necessity.
So, what do you need to have a website? The first thing you have to do is buy your web domain.
The web domain is the name by which your website will be identified on the Internet.
“Simplifying it a lot, the domain would be the unique and exclusive name assigned to your website on the Internet. It would be something like the equivalent of your car registration, but applied to your website.”
A web domain is made up of two parts:
The name is the part that really identifies and distinguishes you before your consumers. It is recommended that it be a short name, easy to remember and that is related to your business or project.
The extension is the termination of your domain and must be related to your geographic location or the line of business.
For example, if you have a business in Mexico you can choose the .mx extension or if you have a business that is dedicated to entertainment you can choose the .tv extension.
Now that you know what a domain is, you may be wondering – where can I buy it?
There are several portals that are dedicated to registering and selling web domains. Some of the most popular ones in Mexico are Akky, GoDaddy and Neubox.
Each of these sites offers different services and packages, so we recommend you explore your options and choose the one that best suits your needs.
When you enter any of these portals the first thing you should do is search for the name you want to see if it’s available.
For example, this is the browser you will find on Akky:
By entering the name in the search field, you will see what extensions are available.
Here for example we did the search for the name “gourmet cakes” and we can see all the web domains that are available to register.
Once you select the domain you want, you can choose for how long you want to register it – it can be from one year to 10 years.
Once you have your web domain registered, it is time to spread it and promote it so that all people can find you on the Internet.
We hope this article has clarified your question about web domains and how and where to buy them. We will bring you more articles soon to teach you how to take advantages of your website and other digital resources.
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