Choosing your Domain Name

You can’t have a website without a domain name. Like a street address that tells people where you live, a domain helps customers drive directly to your website. Once you’ve built your website onto that domain name, it is very difficult to go back and put your website under a new domain name. Be sure to read our professional tips below for choosing a domain name, to ensure you are happy with your decision for the duration of your website’s existence. Already have the perfect domain name in mind? Try a search below to search for its availability, and grab it today before it’s gone!

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3rd Coast Domains Tips For Choosing a Domain

Make it unique

Your domain name needs to set you apart from your competition. If the domain is not unique, it might cause confusion with your customers. Also, do not choose a domain name that is similar to other popular sites. Your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) will be less likely to rate higher than your competition and you could end up advertising for your competitor based on customer misdirection.

Try to purchase the most widely used TLDs

You might have the best domain name, but if your TLD is not something easily remembered, you are advertising for your competitor. A “.com” should be your first choice of TLDs. Others that you might use are .net, .org, and .info. These TLDs are not as widely used but are known throughout the internet.

Make it brandable

Your domain name should be as easy to brand as your business name. Name misperception or misunderstanding equals lost revenue.

Needs to be easy to remember

Dashes, misspellings, numbers, and the like can mess up your customer attempts at finding your business online. For example, if your domain was www.my-chosen-domain.com, often the mistake is to say “my chosen domain dot com”. The problem is, that is not your website – that domain could be your competitor’s site. Your site is, “my dash chosen dash domain dot com”. Be precise and specific, it also would be a good thought to purchase potential misspellings of your domain name so that customers are not lost in interpretation.

Typically the shorter, the better

The shorter the domain name, typically the easier to type and more likely to be remembered. This also reduces potential spelling mistakes and are less cumbersome on business cards.

Make a first impression

Much like your business name, a domain name should give an instant and accurate first impression of what your business is about. Having this first impression reduces the overall difficulty of branding your domain name.

Everything you need to get online – FREE with your domain.

Each and every 3rd Coast Domains domain name comes with all you need to get online.

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    Domain Forwarding and Masking

    Direct any domain name you own to your website — anyone who types that domain name into their browser is taken directly to your website.

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    Domain Locking

    Domain locking prevents accidental or intentional transfers of domain ownership and stops anyone from redirecting your nameservers.

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    Total DNS Control

    Manage your domain nameserver (DNS) records and set your email, FTP, sub-domains and website location — all from one control panel.

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    Change of Registration

    Assign your domain name to someone else or change the contacts for your domain online anytime. Requires a fee for domains.

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    Status Alerts

    Monitor the status of your domain and get instant alerts if there’s been a change.

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    Auto Renew Protection

    No need to watch expiration dates to make sure you renew on time! Auto renew keeps your domains, hosting, website builders, and other products in your name and under your control.

We make domain ownership easier, faster and more private.

From protecting your privacy with an “unlisted” registration to transferring domains in bulk, you’ll find it all here.

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    Private Registration

    Keeps your personal information private, protecting you from spam, scams and worse.

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    Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)

    Register .COM, .NET, .ORG and other popular domain names in any one of over 100 native languages, ranging from Afrikaans to Vietnamese. Search using English or native character sets.

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    Domain Transfers

    Transfer your domains to 3rd Coast Domains – it’s fast, automated and risk-free! You keep all the time remaining on your registration and get a 1-year extension at no extra charge.

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    Domain Backorders

    Watch the status of any domain currently registered to someone else. Secure your chance to register that domain when it becomes available by backordering it at special savings.

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    Bulk domain discounts

    SAVE up to 35% when you register or transfer six or more .COMs at once.***

Free Extras

Everything you need to get online – FREE with your domain.

Each and every 3rd Coast Domains domain name comes with all you need to get online.

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    Domain Forwarding and Masking

    Direct any domain name you own to your website — anyone who types that domain name into their browser is taken directly to your website.

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    Domain Locking

    Domain locking prevents accidental or intentional transfers of domain ownership and stops anyone from redirecting your nameservers.

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    Total DNS Control

    Manage your domain nameserver (DNS) records and set your email, FTP, sub-domains and website location — all from one control panel.

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    Change of Registration

    Assign your domain name to someone else or change the contacts for your domain online anytime. Requires a fee for domains.

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    Status Alerts

    Monitor the status of your domain and get instant alerts if there’s been a change.

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    Auto Renew Protection

    No need to watch expiration dates to make sure you renew on time! Auto renew keeps your domains, hosting, website builders, and other products in your name and under your control.

Domain Services

We make domain ownership easier, faster and more private.

From protecting your privacy with an “unlisted” registration to transferring domains in bulk, you’ll find it all here.

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    Private Registration

    Keeps your personal information private, protecting you from spam, scams and worse.

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    Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)

    Register .COM, .NET, .ORG and other popular domain names in any one of over 100 native languages, ranging from Afrikaans to Vietnamese. Search using English or native character sets.

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    Domain Transfers

    Transfer your domains to 3rd Coast Domains – it’s fast, automated and risk-free! You keep all the time remaining on your registration and get a 1-year extension at no extra charge.

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    Domain Backorders

    Watch the status of any domain currently registered to someone else. Secure your chance to register that domain when it becomes available by backordering it at special savings.

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    Bulk domain discounts

    SAVE up to 35% when you register or transfer six or more .COMs at once.***

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Don’t Hesitate, Choose your domain from 3rd Coast Domains before it’s gone!

Register your domain with us and enjoy:

• A long list of FREE extras
• Service that’s second-to-none
• Big savings over the competition

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