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The first step towards getting your own website is choosing a domain name. A domain name is is simply your unique address on the world wide web. For example, the domain name of this website is "homebiz-direct.com". Read on to find out more about how to get a domain name...

Before you start to choose your domain name you need to have a good understanding of the purpose of your website. There isn't much point getting your domain name if you have no idea what the topic of your website is going to be about.

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Once you have your idea, it really pays to think about keywords. Keywords are the words or phrases that people search on in search engines when they are looking for information. If you don't do some keyword research before you get your domain name and start building your website you run the risk of building a website that nobody will ever find! The statement "Build it and they will come..." is just not true when it comes to websites! Read more about Choosing Keywords first.

Unfortunately many of the good domain names have gone now, especially when it comes to the .com names. For this reason you have to get a bit creative when brainstorming your new domain name. When I search for a new domain name I make a list of the main keywords that describe my site and use Name Boy as a tool to help me find more ideas. If you can get your main keywords in the domain name, then this will help you later when it comes to ranking high on the search engines.

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Once you've picked your name you need to go ahead and purchase the domain name for at least a year. Many web hosting companies offer this service at an inflated cost, but you should be able to get your domain name for less than $10 per year

I use Name Cheap for all my domain name registrations and have been satisfied with their services. They charge less than $10 for a domain name for a year and also offer free domain privacy. This means that if someone looks up your domain name they won't be able to see your postal address if you don't want them to.

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Once you have your domain name you'll then be ready to get some Website Hosting.

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