Domain Name

What is a domain name

Domain name is the name that you type to reach your website. As well we can identify it as the address of the content you have for your visitor.

That means the domain name is the same as your website name or website address. It's the address where Internet users can access and visit your website. The domain name is used for finding and identifying hosting on the Internet. hosting is a computer that has it's own IP address,

IP Address

It's a series of numbers. and it's difficult for human brains to remember. That's why, domain names were developed and used to identify websites on the Internet and not using IP addresses.

Domain name rules

The domain name could be any combination of letters and numbers or even dashes ( - ) only, and it can be used in combination of the various domains extensions such as .com, .org, .net and all other extensions.

Can i register any name?

You must register your domain name before using it. And it must be a unique name. No two websites can have the same domain name. If someone types in , they would go for brightery, not any other website.

Domain name cost

In average it costs from $2 to $100 a year, There's some cheap names and some expensive names that sold for expensive numbers such as CarInsurance.com that was sold for $49.7 millions.

The top 25 most expensive domain names

Here's the list of the top 25 Expensive domain names

CarInsurance.com — $49.7 million

Insurance.com — $35.6 million

VacationRentals.com — $35 million

PrivateJet.com — $30.18 million

Internet.com — $18 million

360.com — $17 million

Insure.com — $16 million

Fund.com — £9.99 million

Sex.com — $14 million*

Sex.com — $13 million

Hotels.com — $11 million

Porn.com — $9.5 million

Shoes.com — $9 million

Porno.com — $8.8 million

Fb.com — $8.5 million

We.com — $8 million

Business.com — $7.5 million

Diamond.com — $7.5 million

Beer.com — $7 million

Z.com — $6.8 million

iCloud.com — $6 million

Israel.com — $5.8 million

Casino.com — $5.5 million

Slots.com — $5.5 million

Toys.com — $5.1 million

Why you need a Domain Name

As we mentioned before, your domain name is your easy unique identity for visiting your website. Any individual, business or enterprise planning to have an online presence should invest in a domain name. Having your own Easy and fast to remember domain name, website and professional email addresses will give you and your business a more professional identity.

Trademarks

And in other hand, Registering a domain name is important to protect copyrights and trademarks, build credit ability, increase brand awareness, and high search engine positioning.

Free Domain Names

Free domain isn't a good thing, Some web hosts offer free domain names, The domain names reflects the host. For example, [yourname.blogspot.com]. we call this form a Sub-Domain.

It's less functions and non-professional because it's totally free and search engines doesn't accept subdomains from web hosting providers, no more easy to reach your website. You can't even transfer your domain name to another host.

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Melody Bedingfield

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Brightery Technical Support team member, and technical writer who's addict to new technology, robotics and automation

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