What is a domain name?
Just like your home address (in the real world) is unique, domain names
are simply unique addresses on the Internet. Every domain name has to be
unique; otherwise no one would be able to find the website they were
looking for! So when you register a domain name, you are getting yourself a unique
address on the web.
Is there any difference between
Extensions are the last letters that appear after the period (.) in a
domain name. For example, for the website 5Corners.com, the extension is .com.
There is really no practical difference between extensions, although,
some people still value .com extensions over the others, since it was the
first type available. These days, you have a wide choice of extensions when registering a
domain name. Here are some of the extensions that are now available (.com, .ca, .org, .net, .info, .biz, .tv, .name, .fam)
TIP: when registering a domain name, you will be asked to choose an
extension. Fortunately, 5Corners.com’s
domain name registering services will automatically provide
alternatives, should you find your first choice is already taken.
A few tips about picking and
registering a domain name
You will probably have to come up with some combination of words or
pseudo words to get a decent domain name – you will need to be inventive.
For example: What To Do Today + Saskatoon became:
Why not: whattodotodayinsaskatoon.com?
Whattodotodayinsaskatoon.com is pretty good but
WhatToDoInSaskatoon.com is shorter and to
the point AND that makes it much better.