Even in the second decade of the 21st century, many people still don’t have online representation. In this case, they often need to establish online presence from scratch to bring their brick and mortar business to the next level. There are many things that we need to consider before we plan to start a new website. One of the more crucial components is Uniform Resource Locator or URL. It indicates our location on the Internet. If our URL is short and memorable enough, people would type it down on the web browser address. Even if they type it wrongly, major web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari are able to correct them and show most likely results on search engines. URL is still one of the primary ways people visit our website, although many of them don’t fully memorize it. If we want to have an online business, it is important for us to obtain web hosting. With websites, we are able to offer our products and services to more people. There are many domain name registrars that can help us.
There are many popular registrars that we could use, but GoDaddy and NameCheap are the most popular. They are fully trusted in the domain name registration business. When it comes to providing reliability and quality of services, we may not be able to find other alternatives. NameCheap offers easy registration and simple procedure for ordering a domain name. It offers live customer support 24/7 and we would get assistance if any problem arises. Another preferred alternative if GoDaddy and it also offers reliable solutions. It should be noted that that these registry companies will have different rules and regulations. But they could be strict in terms of fair play and security. As an example, they could shut down access to our website if there are complaints. Some people could consider our website as intrusive and this could result in termination of our business. It may take days or weeks to re-establish access if these complaints are proven untrue. During the period, our website won’t appear to visitors and we won’t be able to receive orders from the website. In fact, our online business will simply shut down.
There are other less popular, but similarly reliable domain registry companies out there. However, regardless of the company we choose, we should make sure that it is easy for us to move existing domain name to other registrars. In this case, the transfer should be completed in less than 30 days. We are much better off avoiding registrars that could cause us potential headaches. The next step would be to choose web hosting companies. There are many of them and one of the best ones are Kiosks. They are experienced in ensuring the success of our online representation. However, they will be able to shut down our website if they receive spam complaints related to our website. If we are planning a major launch, we should make sure that our online business is based on trusted registrar and web hosting. In fact, we should inform these companies ahead of time to expect for spike in traffic due to the official launch of our company website. Crash or downed site would really hurt our online credibility.