Friday, April 16, 2021

Domain Names and Internet Service Providers-ISP

Internet Service Providers

There are many ways to connect to the internet, among them dial-up, cable modem, T1, DSL. There are two rules here: get the fastest connection you can possibly afford, and connect through a reputable service.

While you are slogging through an endless download on a dial-up 36.6K modem, your competition is getting your customers! Speed kills in this aspect of the internet. If you don't have speed, you're dead.

Concurrently, if the service you sign up for is sketchy, lots of down time, lost connections, etc., you will have a hard time justifying your legitimacy to your clientele. You get to use that excuse about once.

Do yourself a favor. Sign up with an internet service provider that's been around awhile, and is likely to be here tomorrow. Some of those would include.

Domain Names

There are several things to keep in mind regarding domain names. First, avoid the free domains like the plague! No one's going to take you seriously if you can't fork over seven or eight bucks for a real domain service. The free domains inundate your customers with advertising not your own, and thus help drive them from your site! Not what you want, right?

Also, sometimes you find a web hosting company that will register and maintain your domains for you. That works until you want to move your accounts elsewhere, at which point you may have a delay in transferring your domains to the new host. Just something to think about.

Domain names can be between 2 and 67 characters long, and the shorter, the more memorable. Try getting a .com name first, as these definitely have the most legitimacy.

If feasible, register domains that include some of your more important keywords, as this will greatly aid search engine performance. Also, hyphens between words seem to be something search engines like.

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