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How to Register a Domain Name for Your Website [Quick Tip]

By Allison Gibbs | 09.28.2015

A domain name (like "spinweb.net") is your PO Box on the internet. It's like a physical address for your office. Your address is where mail is sent and where people drive if they want to visit your office. But who am I kidding, do people still drive to offices and send paper mail anymore?

Here's a quick tip for those who have never registered a domain name for your business or nonprofit. This is also helpful for anyone who needs to purchase additional domains (rebranding, starting a side project, ruling the world, etc.). It may seem like a technical feat of wizardry, but it's actually very simple and anyone can manage it.

1. Pick a registrar.

Domain registrars include Network Solutions and Register.com. Our preferred registrar is GoDaddy, simply because it's familiar and fairly reliable. 

2. Search for your domain name.

Most likely you've given this step due consideration well before you get to the point of purchasing or registering the domain. Make sure you domain name is still available and someone else hasn't picked it up while you were deliberating. Ideally, your domain name will be www.yourcompany.com. Additionally or alternatively, you can scoop up common extensions like .tv, .net, .biz.

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Domain Name Management 101 [Infographic]

By Stephanie Fisher | 07.07.2015

I hope you're ready for a pep talk, because I have one in my back pocket and I'm pulling it out!

Ready? 

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YOU can learn the basics of a scary-sounding, technical thing called Domain Name Management.

YOU can impress those around you who puzzle over strange terms like IP Address and DNS and Registrar.

YOU can be the Master of Your Domain.

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SpinRadio Episode #13 - A Tutorial on Domain Name Management + Wikipedia Ethics

By Michael Reynolds | 04.03.2015

Welcome to SpinRadio! We broadcast every Friday at 10am Eastern LIVE with inbound marketing and sales strategy to help you get better at driving business through your online presence. We take questions from listeners via and email. We also live tweet with the hashtag #SpinRadio.

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In today's episode, we're covering:

  • Open office pros/cons
  • AdWord phone number verification
  • A tutorial on domain name management
  • Wikipedia ethics
  • As always, our Tactical Top 5 (actionable tweaks to improve your online presence)
  • Q&A from listeners
  • Weekly inspiration

Click play below for the live show (or a recording of it if you missed it). The next episode is LIVE at 10am Eastern today. Just refresh this page at 10am if you don't see the live stream yet (it will show last week's recording until then). Or if you missed this one, you can listen to the recording below. The latest episode always streams live at spinweb.net/radio.

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