Whatever you do, don't buy a domain without ADVICE. Recently,
we removed our 'link-to' services that allowed you to buy
your own domain, anytime Night or Day without help, right
OnLine thru GoDaddy. It is not advisable to buy your
domain unaided unless you have - preferably - cleaned up your
own domain messes a time or two and REALLY understand the
importance of how hosting and domain issues can take months
to resolve, or a little know-how to avoid the pitfalls. Getting
the right Domain is key to web-presence and Search Engine
Buying domains is simple, cheap, and a great first step.
If you care about Search Rankings and Visibility, it is one
of the most important choices you can make. Your strategy
in buying One domain or Several is also crucial; how much
per month you are going to pay From-Here-To-Eternity is also
at stake. Hosting one domain is usually ALL that is necessary,
parking and forwarding is free and will do nicely for any
High ranking domains are one of the EASIEST ways to enhance
your listings in Search Engines FOREVER. Once purchased and
hosted ('made live') and populated with pages full of rich
content....domains help with each and every search to define
'who you are' to the SE's and the World.
Kute and Katchy is fine for PEOPLE remembering a domain name,
NOT for SE's. If you KNOW that the VAST majority of
your clients will remember your domain and type it in....that
is one thing. If you want a search engine and Surfers to find
your word in a Domain name, it is an entirely different matter.
www.kidspartieswisconsin.com will NOT help at all for a search
for "kids parties wisconsin". Know why? WebStuff
does. We also know this domain won't really help on a search
for kids, kid, party, parties, wisconsin, WI, or WISC.
DOMAINS HELP. They are often granted a very high status
in what SE's look for.
www.Packers.com is getting a big leg up on all searches
with "packers" in the search-term. All things being
equal, this site will rank higher for "packers memorobilia"
than will www.GreenNGold.com - assuming each site is
otherwise equally rich in content about "Packers Memorobilia".
Domains don't cost much. Hosting does. And mismanaging either
costs more still, in $$$ and in Traffic and in Visitor Experiences
with your WebSite.