Atlanta Domain Name Registration

Atlanta's website design and development team, MaxxWebs, will be happy to handle your domain registration if you would like. Please fill out and submit the form below after you are finished verifying availability of name. Be sure to read our helpful tips on choosing a domain name. Domain registration is just $25.00 for two years of registration!  Network Solutions charges $70 for two years.  

Simply click here to check name availability and register your domain name!

If you wish to have a presence on the web, your domain name is one of the most important decisions you will need to make. Your web site can develop an impression simply by the domain name you have registered. MaxxWebs Development service offers these tips.

Dot huh?
There are many different extensions available right now. If you are a business, we recommend a .com suffix. It is the first extension that most people try when searching for a site. Also, since it is one of the oldest extensions, .com shows that your business has been around for a while and has a well established presence on the web.

Search what?
When trying to choose a domain name be sure to put thought into it. You certainly wouldn't want toddlertoys.com if your site is about computer role playing games. Try to use phrases that are very descriptive of your services or products. Also placing a (-) dash between key words in your domain name can provide you with an advantage in search engines. Try not to have your domain name containt more than 3 words. Also try to utilize true names, not like2swim.com, rather like-to-swim.com would be better. Having a well thought out domain name that uses some keywords that your customers would use in a search for your site can really help your rankings!

Beware of trademarked names.
There are two really good reasons for this. First, it is rather underhanded. We have all heard the stories about the ingeniuous guy who thought ahead and bought "some-multi-million-dollar-company.com" and sold it to the company for enough money to buy a mansion with. But, remember, companies spend a lot of time and money creating their brand, and you wouldn't like it if someone did this to you. The second reason to avoid trademarked names is that companies are no longer opening their pocketbooks to get their names back. They are calling their lawyers.

Move quickly
Domain names are being snatched up faster than you can pop a bag of popcorn. You must register soon unless you want to get stuck with "the-domain-name-that-no-one-will-remember.net". You do not have to have a web master, computer degree, a million dollars or even a web page! Just register the name you want before you lose the opportunity.

Sometimes two (or three) are better than one!
Sometimes, it isn't a bad idea to register several similar domain names. If you have "yourname.com", register "yourname.net" so no one else takes it. You can register your full company and a shorter, easier to remember version. Some people even register common misspellings of their company’s name.

Special Character types
Just a reminder. Domain names can only use letters, numbers, and hyphens ("-"). Spaces and other symbols are not allowed, and they cannot begin or end with a hyphen. Domain names are not case sensitive. New extensions are popping up every day so be sure to research this often to review other possibilities.

Seek opinions
When you have settled on several available name choices, see what your friends and clients have to say. A name that may make perfect sense to you may be too hard for other people to remember. Is your domain easy to say? Is it hard to spell? Do you have to explain why you chose the name? Can others tell what your domain name is saying at first glance or do they need a sense of humor and a college degree to "get" it?


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