Even if you don’t have a website, it’s a good idea to buy the domain name (web address) of either your name or your business name.

Here’s why:

  • It’s what people remember.
  • If you don’t own it, anyone who types in that name may be directed to another site.
  • The .com version of a domain always sells first. You may be left with the .org or .net version. This doesn’t look professional.
  • If your domain name is taken, you may have to come up with some cheesy hybrid name, e.g.;
  • Search Engine Optimization is a lot easier if you own the right domains.
  • If you are forced to buy a domain from a private party, it may cost a considerable amount of money.
  • An available domain name costs less than $10 a year to own.
  • If you wait, it’ll be gone.

A lot of companies selling domain names on the internet offer all kinds of extras you do not need.

As a simple guide – If you’re paying more than $12.00 – $15.00, you’re being ripped off.

I like to buy domains through Google Domains. Google sub-contract the work to other vendors, but it’s a pretty straightforward process.

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