Jesse Commandeur

Jesse Commandeur

Content & Authority Specialist
19-7-2022 How to/DIY,

How to buy a domain name?

When you start a business, it is important that you have good name recognition right from the start. That means choosing a name that you remember, is easy to spell and is Google-friendly. It is also important that your brand name fits well with the services and products your business offers. It is also important to buy a domain name right away when you start a new business. Otherwise, other companies may use your name and abuse it. 

What is a domain name?

A domain name is the address you enter to find a website. So Onder.co.uk is our domain name and belongs to SEO agency Onder. The extension of a domain name is the part after the name. In our case, that means '.nl'. Usually, .nl is used for a Dutch-language website and .com for an international website. Nowadays, however, you also increasingly see .shop or .online. If you are starting a business, it is best to choose company.extension. Do you just want to start a blog and don't have a company name (yet)? Then you could opt for a niche-related name, such as 'interieurexpert.nl'. Also read our blog: how to choose a good domain extension.

Buying a domain name

Want to buy a new domain name? Then our SEO specialists can provide you with advice. For example, you can register a domain name with providers such as Strato, Vimexx and Siteground. By registering it in good time, you ensure that no one else goes off with your name. There are many hosting companies where you can buy a domain name, so always make sure you understand what your requirements are. 

What should you look out for when buying a domain name?

There are a number of important factors to consider when buying a domain name. We have listed some of them:

  • Relevance: Choose a domain name that is relevant to your business or website. It should give visitors an idea of what to expect when they visit your website.
  • Simple and easy to remember: Choose a domain name that is easy to remember and easy to type. Avoid abbreviations, numbers, hyphens and other characters that could cause confusion.
  • SEO: Consider the SEO when choosing a domain name. A name that contains relevant keywords can help make your website more findable in search engine results.
  • Extension: There are many different domain extensions available, such as .com, .net, .org, .nl, .eu, etc. Choose an extension that suits the purpose and target audience of your website.
  • Availability: Check if the domain name is still available before you buy it. There are many websites where you can register domain names and check if they are still available.
  • Trademark law: check that the domain name does not infringe on existing brand names or trade names. This can lead to legal issues and liability.
  • Cost: The price of a domain name can vary depending on the extension and the popularity of the name. Compare different registrars and their prices before making a decision.

Considering these factors when choosing a domain name can help you choose a name that suits your business or website and is easily findable by your target audience.

Where is the best place to buy a domain name?

There are many different companies you can buy a domain name from. It is important to choose a reliable and reputable registrar that offers good service and onder support, and that values security and privacy. Popular registrars are:

  • GoDaddy - one of the largest and best-known registrars with a wide range of domain extensions.
  • Namecheap - offers affordable prices and free privacy protection.
  • Bluehost - a popular registrar that also offers hosting services.
  • Google Domains - a simple and easy-to-use registrar that also offers DNS management and email hosting.
  • HostGator - an affordable registrar that also offers web hosting services.

It is wise to compare prices and features of different registrars before making a decision. Pay attention to any hidden costs, such as renewal fees and privacy protection. Also, choose a registrar that offers good customer service and technical onder support, so you can get help if you find any problems onderfind when setting up your domain name.

Domain name and hosting 

For a domain name, it is especially good to look at the price. If you also want to link the name directly to hosting - the place where you store the content of your website - you should also look at the server space, uptime and server response time of the hosting. Hosting companies often have a package that allows you to easily register and link your domain name and hosting. You can also install WordPress directly with most hosting companies, should you be looking for this. Do you already have a website and want to migrate it? Then take a look at our SEO migration page, or discover all our SEO services

Can anyone register a domain name?

Basically, anyone can register a domain name, provided it is available and meets the registration requirements. The process of domain name registration is usually quite simple and can be done online at a registrar or hosting company.

However, there are certain rules and restrictions regarding domain name registration, depending on the extension (the part after the dot) you choose. For example, some domain extensions are only available to businesses, non-profit organisations or government agencies. Other extensions have restrictions based on geographical location, such as country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) that are only available to residents or businesses in that specific country.

There are also sometimes restrictions on the use of specific terms in a domain name. For example, the use of a registered trademark in a domain name can lead to legal problems and, in some cases, can result in the name being revoked.

It is important to make sure that your domain name registration meets the right requirements and restrictions to avoid being refused registration or legal problems later on.

Performing well in Google? Get in touch!

Investing in a good domain name is an essential onder part of setting up a website. It is the first thing people see when they visit your site, so it is important to get it right. When buying a domain name, make sure you choose one that is easy to remember and spell, easy to pronounce and not too generic. After buying your domain name and hosting, the task is to be found well so that you get visitors, leads and conversions. Our SEO specialists in Zwolle are happy to help provide you with SEO advice. Wondering what we can do for you? Then do a live Live SEO analysis.



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