What is a domain?
A domain is a user-friendly naming system that allows people to easily navigate web servers and web pages. Rather than making people type in an IP address whenever they want to access a certain web page (like 22.214.171.124), websites are instead assigned easy-to-remember character strings, called domains.
Why are domain names important?
A domain name is the foundation of your website. It’s how your website visitors navigate to your site, and it plays a role in how people discover you online. It’s often the first impression that potential visitors get of you and your website as well—so registering the best domain name possible is important.
How can I register the best domain?
A great domain name is a concise, easy to type, and memorable URL that reflects your brand or your website’s subject matter. Avoid using hyphens, strings of numbers, or unnecessary words to make it easy for your visitors to remember and find your website. Remember: A great domain name is one that your visitors can type correctly on their first try.
How can I buy a domain name?
Buying a domain is easy. Start by typing in the exact domain you want, or just keywords you’re interested in, into the domain search tool. When you find one you like, add it to your cart, and check out like you normally would. More.
How do I know if a domain name is available?
There are a couple ways to see if a domain you want is available. First, simply type the URL into Name.com’s search—we’ll tell you if the domain can be registered or not. Or, search for the domain in Whois Lookup.
What are New Domains? And what’s so great about them?
New Domains are domain extensions that go beyond traditional domain endings. There are now hundreds of domain endings that can add context to your website or reflect what it is you are passionate about. From .NEWS to .LIVE to .NINJA, there are tons of options out there that allow you to secure a domain name you love in an all new web space. More.
What can I do with my domain name?
Domain names can be used in a number of ways. Direct visitors to your website’s home page or use complementary domains to send them to specific areas of your website ( e.g. yourcompany.jobs for a careers page). Or, forward a custom domain to an existing social media account, like your Twitter profile or Periscope channel. With a domain name you can even set up custom email addresses like email@example.com, which can be used to conduct business or communicate with your followers. More.
I need hosting/SSL/email/other things for my website. Can I get it through Name.com?
Of course! We have offer everything from flexible hosting plans to SSL certificates, and have several options for custom email. And to make your life easier, we’ve made it simple to set up these services and get your website going.