You are in the process of getting a new website up and running. You have a lot of things that you need to pay attention to. The issue of your site’s domain name is something that you need to pay close attention to. You need to keep in mind that your domain name is how people are going to be able to locate your site once it is officially online. Therefore, getting your domain name squared away prior to your launch is crucial.

Here are the steps that you will need to take in order to ensure that you have no problems with your domain name.

  1. Spend some time choosing the ideal domain name.

This might be an easy thing to do if you want your domain name to be the same as your company name. However, there is a chance that you want it to be something different. If this is the case, get some friends together and try to brainstorm some ideas for a domain name that is memorable and sounds cool. Come up with a list of potential names because the first one you choose might have already been registered by someone else.

  1. Do a little research in order to locate a registrar that has a solid reputation.

A registrar will make sure your domain name is only registered to you. You need to be certain the registrar you choose to do business with is reputable. Choosing a bad registrar could result in your new domain name not being registered correctly. If this happens, another person could come along and steal the domain name you are currently using. Needless to say, that would be a disaster. Therefore, make sure you choose a registrar that has been around for many years and is used by many large websites. You will then need to check available domain names.

  1. Determine how long you want the domain name registration to last.

You can register the name of your domain for pretty much any length of time that you want. However, you need to give this some thought. You should only register your online business domain name for one year until it gets established. Some people make the mistake of registering the domain name for their online business for several years and the company does not last that long. Register the domain name for multiple years once you are generating sufficient income.

  1. Have your registrar contact you on a regular basis in order to let you know to renew your domain name.

You can ask your registrar to send you emails and text messages to let you know the exact time your domain name registration will come to an end.