Your Address: The Domain Name

One of the first things to do when planning a website is to register a domain or domains. Choosing an address that is available is perhaps the most difficult task as the naming system becomes more crowded. Once an available address is found, registering the domain can be quick and simple. In this guide I will cover some considerations when choosing a domain name and registering it.

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What is involved with owning a website?

Website ownership is a mystery to most individuals. A website is just a Word document on the Internet, isn’t it? Can’t I just update and manage it the same way I save one on my computer? While a website seems like a simple thing to manage, it does consist of a number of components which require attention and know-how. Understanding these components properly will allow anyone to know what they need to do to start and manage a site and what people are talking about when dealing with others.

Main Components

The main components of a web site are analogous to a physical business. There are slight differences between the physical and virtual worlds, but making these associations can help you remember these areas to manage for your website. More detailed articles on each of these areas will be posted in the future and linked here. I list these in the order they would be performed in setting up a typical website.

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