If you are in the internet industry, a domain name is more important than you may realize. Most small business owners have not taken the step forward because they just don’t know why a company name server is key to taking their company to the next level.
That’s why in this post, we will talk about why you need a domain name for your website and will discuss as well the most important benefits and reasons for which you should obtain your individual free domain name from us.
What is a domain name, and why do I need it?
A domain name consists of a name and an extension, you can think of it as the online version of your business address. It makes it easier for your potential visitors to find and identify your website because the name of your online business or e-commerce is the same name as your website.
The reason why having a domain name is so important is that having your own domain provides your business instant credibility, reliability, and legitimacy. If you’re utilizing a professional website to help you gain a job, boost your exposure in your sector or business, find freelancing projects, exhibit your product, or advertise your company, the more reputation your small business has, the better.
In addition, a domain name registration will help you in terms of copyrights and trademarks, will help your potential customers to better locate and remember your brand, and will make your brand be seen as more serious or more professional.
Can I have a website without a domain?
Yes, it is possible. However, this website won’t be as personalized and easy to find, also, it will not have that touch of credibility and professional look that you have when you register a domain name to have your unique online identity.
All in all, if you don’t choose a name and set it as your domain’s name, you will have your website’s graphical interface and it will work, but when people visit your site, it won’t be as easy to remember the name of your brand.
Also, Google’s search engine ranking won’t probably show your business when people look up the name of your business, and you won’t have a custom domain email address for business-related interactions.
Are Domain Extensions, Subdomains, and Domain Names the Same?
No, all of them are complementary and easy to get confused but they are not the same. The easiest way to understand the difference is to check an example like Google: Google is the name of the company, and google.com is the domain of the search engine company (as you can see it is composed of two elements: “google” which is the domain name, and “.com” which is the domain extension).
Now, the subdomains are the servers associated with the domain and are like secondary-level domains that can be found on the same web address. You might have seen these subdomains when for example you visit a web page and there is a menu bar that links you to other pages from the same domain (like on our website you can go to our contact information, the services available, our blog, etc.).
Is it worth it to buy a domain? How much should I pay?
A good domain is always a good investment; however, some people sell domain names for really high prices, and on some other platforms, you can buy a domain name, but you have to pay for monthly or annual subscriptions (and only for the main domain; if you want subdomains, you have to pay more).
Now, thanks to MyHostingLive, you can get a domain name without any charge; the hosting services that we offer are 100% free (both domain registration and server hosting services). Among other advantages, our web hosting servers give you unlimited storage, a dedicated IP address, limitless subdomains, and an easy-to-use site builder.
Your free website domain will allow you to build your own domain extension, quickly program or customize it, and have complete server control, allowing you to adapt everything to your preferences without having to hire a web designer to handle the task on your behalf.
Can different Domain Names work under the same MyHostingLive Account?
You don’t need to buy extra domains, you only need a website hosting account to can create a good domain name and generate unlimited subdomain names under that domain, or you can have more than one domain name if you wish, and not only that, with MyHostingLive you get access to all of our services, including our web hosting package (you can manage both services under one account), which gives you access to a website builder and the freedom to customize your domain as you need.
However, we do recommend that you have different domain name ideas because based on the policies for domain names, we need to check availability upon registration to see among the assigned names and numbers if that specific name for your personal site is open to be taken.
Anyway, as soon as you register you forward your request for your desired domain name, and if it’s not available, you can either change it or see our suggested alternatives created with the keyword you entered.
Get your Domain Name now with MyHostingLive
You can get to use the free domain name and extension service we provide now by creating an account with us and obtaining your free membership, as we were mentioning before, you can use all our other services available with your website hosting account as well, so if you’ve been looking around for a long time and haven’t taken the decision, this is the moment for you to take a step forward and start your online business with us.
If you are interested, just click here and select your domain extension/name to start the process and get to create top-level domains in a couple of minutes. Remember that your account won’t expire and will be active as long as you keep it (the only way of eliminating the account is by eliminating it yourself).