For example, if the name of your car dealership were Fred’s Fine Cars, it would be in your business’s best interest to try to purchase the Premium-Domain-Broker name, fredsfinecars.com. It’s a good idea to keep your name as simple to spell and memorable as possible. The maximum number of characters in a domain is 63 and only Accredited Registrars can sell domain names. A quick Internet search will turn up thousands of services that say that they sell premium domain names, but how do you know which one is best for you? The answer depends in large part on what services you need and want for your business.
It is vital that you work with a dependable company as well. There is nothing worse than your domain registration running out without being notified or any other host of issues you might experience with a less-than-reputable-service. When you are searching for a Registrar, be aware that not all companies that offer domain registration are, in fact, Registrars. Some companies use a third party who is accredited to register domain names for them as a part of a web-hosting package. While this may be fine with you, consider that you may have a technical problem and have more difficulty figuring out whom to work with in this regard. When you register your domain name, it will be for a specific time period, most commonly 6 months to one year.
At the end of this time you must re-register, or your name can be released and transferred to another owner. Carefully read the Terms of Agreement before you sign any contract for service. You will also need to determine which companies offer the services that you are looking for. Some people simply need a bare bones domain name registration, while others may need web and email hosting and much more. You can choose whether or not to have your domain name registration and web hosting handled by the same carrier.
This allows you some bargaining room as you can determine what items you really need to pay for, and which you can do without. Most ISPs (Internet Service Providers) already include email in their fees, so unless you need substantially more capacity you may not want to pay for email hosting from a Registrar. Another service to consider is forwarding. Forwarding sends traffic from another site to yours if you have purchased both names. For example, if you own the site fredsfinecars.com, you may want to purchase fredsfinecars.net and have the traffic forwarded to your page.