Domain registration is one of the two steps that are required to get any website up and running for the world to see. When you have decided on the name that you want your site to have, you will need to register that name. But, before that can happen, you also need to make sure that it is available. Fortunately, there are a lot of choices on what your domain naming options are, so even if one of your choices in unavailable as a .com address, you may be able to use your first name choice as a .org or .us or .net site instead.
There is not much difference between each one of these, however most people will be accustomed to viewing .com, .org or .net sites and picking a name that can be used with one of these will be more helpful in the long run. The important thing is that the domain name that you choose is something that people can easily remember and refer to when they want to visit your site. It should also be easy and natural to spell so that potential visitors don’t need to spend time searching for you through their favorite search engine.
One thing that many people do not realize in the beginning is that domain registrars all do the same thing, and the company that charges you thirty dollars per year will be doing basically the same thing as the one that only charges you two or three. Some companies use domain registration as part of an overall domain, hosting and design package, and if you like what they offer, then this can make it easy for you to manage your website from one source. A short word of caution is in order because not all places that promote other services along with registration are not created equally.
It is important to check reviews, ratings and feedback about the companies which you are thinking about using for your domain registration. You may find one overcharges while another offers free registration with certain strings attached. The most important thing is that you pick a name that will reflect what you are trying to accomplish online, and this will be your key identifier to the world as to the services or information that you are providing. This will help boost traffic over time and make it easy for people to find you and remember your site.