I Have My Free Domain, What About You?
When you are trying to establish a presence on the internet, the first thing that you need to do is register a domain name. Choosing the proper domain name is very important at this stage because your domain name is your unique identity on the internet which directs people to your website. When registering your domain, you can choose to pay for it as many people do, or you can register your domain for free.
When registering a free domain, there are two choices that you can go with. The first is to register your domain with a free hosting provider. This option will package your domain name with web space so that you can get going right away. You will often get anywhere from 25mb to 100mb of disk space, which is not bad when starting out, however, your domain name will look like this – yourname.hostingcompany.com or hostingcommpany.com/yourname. As you can see, this doesn’t exactly set you apart from the competition.
The second option is to register your domain name with a company that will offer you your chosen name with a sublevel extension. For example, instead of paying for yourname.com, you can register yourname.co.cc for free. It doesn’t look that different and your name is still the focal point of the actual address. You can register any name that you like so long as it is still available. If it is a popular name or word, there might be a nominal fee but you can always get around that with hyphens or simple rearrangement.
Your free domain also gives you control over your domain name servers. What this means is that you can have it directed to your hosting company where it will be easier for you to manage and upload files and images. If you do not have a hosting company for your domain, there are many websites that will offer you free hosting, some with ads and some without. You can also forward your domain to another website so that when your customers type in your address, they will be redirected to another site or page.
Registering a free domain name is fast as it only takes a couple of minutes to set up. The control board or domain settings screen is very convenient as it allows you to make any changes that you need to make quite instantly. So you see, starting a business online does not mean that you need to spend money to establish your web identity. Choosing to go with a free domain can get you started just as fast while keeping money in your pocket for other expenses. Register your free domain name today!