Small Business News

June 2010

Domain names are Web addresses that tell visitors where to find your business online. Did you know that domain names are also one of the most powerful tools used to build successful online businesses?

Your domain name will establish how the world will think of you. It has to mean something to your customers, so they'll return to your website again and again. You can display your domain name on your existing business materials, in your email, and through online marketing. The more exposure you give your website name the more easily it will be found and remembered.

Domain name registration is the first step in getting your business online. For many businesses, domain name registration involves registering multiple domain names (e.g., various product names, misspellings, or different extensions) to protect their brand.


Finding the Right Domain Name

You're ready to establish a new Web presence, and you know the first step is to find a domain name. It may seem that all of the good names are gone, but you can still get a great name for your website by using a little creativity and gaining a bit more knowledge. Here are some tips to help you find your way to a better, available domain name for your website.

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How to Safeguard Your Domain Name Registration

Now that you've registered the name, the last thing you want is to lose the domain name registration to someone else. You may be surprised to learn it happens virtually every day, to individuals and businesses alike. Fortunately, you can take a few simple steps to help keep your domain name registration up to date and under your control.

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Building a .COmmerce Empire with Your New .CO Domain

Building an online business usually involves setting up an ecommerce storefront. Selling online is not new, but leveraging a .CO domain can help you get noticed in new ways.

Even if you have your .COM, it is important that you protect your brand. As you grow your company, you will need to protect your name. Registering multiple domain extensions is one primary way.

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How Do You .com? You Could Win $10,000

This year is the 25th anniversary of .com. A lot has happened since 1985, the world has changed and so has the way we live. .Com has completely changed the way we consume information, communicate with friends, family, and colleagues and has redefined business in the modern age.

To celebrate this life changing phenomenon, join the fun and share the story of your .com Web address. You could win up to $10,000!

Did you turn a hobby into a thriving business? Did you quit your office job to be your own boss? How has .com influenced your life? Whatever role .com has had in your life, we want to hear about it.

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Domains: The Cornerstone of a Web Presence

A domain name is how people find your site online and is one of the most valuable aspects of your business' online presence. In short, your business domain name is an important key to your business' online identity.

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