Because of the quality of this article on the topic of Domain names, I have decided to re-publish it, hopefully this will make the topic perfectly clear to you.
By Vangie Beal
Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses. For example, the domain name microsoft.com represents about a dozen IP addresses. Domain names are used in URLs to identify particular Web pages. For example, in the URL http://www.pcwebopedia.com/index.html, the domain name is pcwebopedia.com.
Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example:
• gov – Government agencies
• edu – Educational institutions
• org – Organizations (nonprofit)
• mil – Military
• com – commercial business
• net – Network organizations
• ca – Canada
• th – Thailand
Because the Internet is based on IP addresses, not domain names, every Web server requires a Domain Name System (DNS) server to translate domain names into IP addresses.
How do you use a domain?
Let’s suppose your intentions are to promote your “brand” online. That is making your brand known and familiar with as many people as possible. And it happens you do not have a Company name yet, In this case your name is your brand. And your name is Michael Jordon T. Then your best choice as a good domain for your banding would be michaeljordont.com
What if you already have a business name?
In this case, your domain should be a perfect match as your business name. Let’s pretend your business is a bakery and your specialty is pies. Your domain in this case could be something like michealjordontpies.com
A good idea is to include your location in your domain. Something like gilbertazbakery.com
Should your domain be a dot com only?
Not necessarily. The suffix .com is accepted as super popular for business, because Google and the other big search engines decided this way, but .net and .org are as popular as well. Just consider that in the people`s mind, the .org sites are “organizations” namely and not necessarily businesses.
What about other suffix domains like dot info?
In some way, the dot info domains are considered by the search engines like testing sites and some SEO authors do not recommend using them in a “serious or professional” business domain.
In my personal experience, I have used dot info domains (saving some money at the same time) in sites that I will promote not using SEO (Search Engines Optimization). .
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