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Short Guide on Domain Names

When you create a website, you will have to choose a domain name. Do you know what it is? Let’s see what domain names are and our recommendations to select the perfect one for your project.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is like the postal address of your website. It allows your site to be found on the vastness of the Internet. You need three things make a domain name: a prefix (www), a domain, and an extension (.org, .com, .net, .ca).

Since it is often easier to remember words than numbers, domain names were created to ease web browsing. It is also an essential element of your branding since it must be related to your project’s name. Furthermore, domains are unique; two businesses cannot have the same web address.

How do I choose the best domain name?

  • Short It must be easy to remember.
  • RelevantIt must be related to your field of activity.
  • UniqueIf it sounds like something that already exists, people will be confused.
  • AvailableMake sure your domain is not used elsewhere.
  • Use your project’s nameIt should be your first choice!
  • ExtensionRegarding the extension, it is up to you. If your business is located in Australia, it could be relevant to use .au. If you wish to work on an international scale, more general extensions like .com or .org should be preferred.
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What must I do if I already have a domain name?

If you subscribed to one of our Premium plans (Basic, Pro, or eCommerce), you can connect or transfer an existing domain name to your WebSelf website. You only need to follow a few steps to link everything.

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How can I buy a domain name on WebSelf?

If you want to buy a domain name on WebSelf, you need to choose one of our Premium plans.
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Can I have more than one domain name with my website?

You can buy as many domain names as you want on WebSelf; however, it is important to know that you can connect only one external domain name to your website.
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What are the domain name extensions available at WebSelf?

The available domain name extensions at WebSelf are:
.com - .be - .ca - .com - .fr - .net - .org
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Can I have an email address with my domain name?

To have an email address with your domain name, you must have bought your domain name on WebSelf.
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How can I connect my domain name to my WebSelf website?

Redirecting a domain name allows you to maintain your current URL address while forwarding users to WebSelf site.
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How can I transfer my domain name to WebSelf?

You can easily transfer the hosting your existing domain to WebSelf. It’s like moving from one home to another, but without the hassle!
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