What Is A Domain Name And Where To Register?

IP addressIP AddressA domain name is an alias for an IP address. Now what is an IP address? An IP address is a numeric code that signifies where to look through the Internet for content. An example of an IP address would be 22.226.141.25. Rather than typing in a long and easily forgotten IP address, a domain name helps you by typing an easily remembered name to access the same site.

For example, stormbiz.co.za is a domain name that points to a specific IP address. People can remember a domain name such as stormbiz.co.za much easier than they can a long numeric code.

Domain names are everywhere as many use it every day. Think of search sites. Google and Yahoo, both have corresponding domain names, www.google.com and www.yahoo.com. If you have ever sent an email, you have used a domain name. For example when sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., stormbiz.co.za is the domain name.

youraddresswww.yourdomain.comNow that we have a better understanding of domain names, we need to know which domain name to pick and where can we register it. The domain name chosen for a web site can be a very important decision of marketing your company on the Internet. Its quite easy to just say pick a catchy domain that everyone will remember to use and you are set. In most cases it is that simple and you are set on your way to register the domain. However, at times the domain name you want has already been taken. And then you must think of a secondary name that you wish to use that will be just as catchy as the first.

Good Luck with your domain name registration process and your start to your online marketing!

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