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,
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 www.brightery.com, 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.
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.