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How to find the right domain name for your Texas small business

Getting the right domain name is really important. Here are a few tips to make sure you get it right first time and your customers can always remember you.

Let's break up a domain to start with.
There are three main components that make up a domain name.
1 WWW,
2 YourNameHere,

1. www or not to www? As you may know www merely stands for World Wide Web. This is a section of the Internet that is used for hypertext transfer documents i.e. websites. When someone types your domain name into their browser it goes off to find out what the IP address is for address. With the IP address the browser now knows where your website is hosted and can go to the web server that hosts your website to request the relevant page. So why do some websites show www and some not? By using the www part of the domain the server administrator can send your browser to an IP address different to your website if they preferred. I prefer to keep the address bar as clear and short as possible so remove the www from the address.

2. Domain names. These need to be memorable, preferably short and easy to spell. I chose WebDO as it's only five characters, it sums up what I do and DO are my initials. This part of your name has to be unique which now means it's quite hard to get short domains. The important thing to remember is you can't have spaces so domains end up as one big word unless you use hyphens. A note of caution. The lack of spaces in websites can lead to embarrassing names. The good people of Penistone, South Yorkshire need to be careful when choosing theirs so as not to fall foul of adult content filtering! You have been warned.

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