Web Domains (URLs) and Site Hosting
Some other things to know.
First Things, First....
Before you can have a website you must first register / obtain a domain name / address, also known as the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of your website. This is what people will type into their browsers to visit your website on the World Wide Web.
For example, "www.yourcompanyname.com" could be your URL. Or, you might also choose from .org, .net or others that are available. Your URL should reflect your business or what you want to promote.
NOTE: If you have another party register your domain name (URL) make sure you understand ALL the details of how they will proceed with that transaction. It is VERY important that your personal name and/or business name be listed as the "registrant," "owner" or "applicant" on the account. Sometimes, IF a second party registers the domain name in / with their name (not yours!) in the "owner/applicant" location, you could be taken fully out of the ownership loop . When this happens, they, the other party, retains control of the domain name and can charge you for just about anything related to it including renewal, switching to different host servers, changing contact info, etc. Second parties, also often "over charge," when handling these things. Get prices up front!
When assisting clients with registering domain names, LS9 will ALWAYS list clients as the owner, and will provide username and password to access the registry site immediately upon the completion of the process.
Domain Name Registration
Your "domain name" must be registered –something that can be done through several online site registries. We suggest www.godaddy.com.
Average cost for domain registration is $19 annually. Domain names (URLs) can be registered for 1 or more years at a time.
You can register the name yourself or we can assist you for a nominal flat fee; note that when registering your domain name, you will have to provide specific personal contact information about yourself and, at some point before launching your site, information provided by your web "server" host.