I post a lot of coupons and discounts on here that are for domain name registrations and I just wanted to provide a little bit of an explanation for those of you that aren’t as familiar with domain names.
For starters: What is a domain name? A domain name is the internet address of a website, sometimes also known as a URL (uniform resource locator.) For example, the actual IP address of the popular search engine Google is as follows: http://220.127.116.11/ Of course, nobody reaches Google by entering this long string of numbers and periods, instead we go to the domain name of ‘Google.com’. Domain names are words we use to identify websites so that we can easily remember how to get to those pages without memorizing long strings of numbers.
Certain domain names have entered our lexicon as a result of very successful and popular companies using those domain names. Examples include Google, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, etc. But there are also instances where picking a good domain name has led to the creation of a successful business. A great example of this is Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com had humble beginnings in 1997 as a small business who happened to register a great domain name. They didn’t have a famous reference name behind them like Mirriam-Webster, Oxford, or Roget’s. But because so many people were looking for online dictionaries, dictionary.com got a lot of traffic. Eventually Dictionary.com expanded to include Thesaurus.com under the umbrella of the Reference.com family. Now they are a hugely successful company and one of the most visited web sites on the internet. All this started with nothing more than a really good domain name.
Where do domain names come from? Well there are a number of companies that register domain names for people, and there is a small fee associated with registering a new domain name. One of the most popular domain name registration companies out there is GoDaddy, they’ve been registering domain names on the web for over 15 years and are one of the most trusted and affordable domain name companies on the market. They have an interesting business model where they publish a lot of Domain Name Coupons to get special deals on their domain name registrations. If you are looking to start a website and need a domain name, GoDaddy.com is a good place to start.