Company Formation

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Domain Names
 

A domain name is the same as a URL address which is what users use to navigate to your site, for example, eBay is known as eBay, but to get to their website you type in www.ebay.com similarly to get to the website of HM Revenue and Customs you have to type in www.hmrc.gov.uk

You will need to decide which available domain is best for your business, your web design company will be able to give specific advice for your business, but a basic example of choices available for the fictional ‘Bob Smith Domestic Electrical Analysis Services UK Limited’ could include;
- www.bobsmith.co.uk
- www.bob-smith.co.uk
- www.bob.com
- www.bse.biz
- www.bs-electrical.co.uk
- www.bsdeas.com
- www.electrical-analysis.co.uk
- www.domestic-electrical-analysis.co.uk

As you can see, Bob Smith would have plenty of options to choose from, but Bob needs to decide on which would be best for his business and which could easily be associated with his business. It is good to keep domain names short, but www.bsdeas.com may not be instantly associated with the company by a customer where as www.bs-electrical.co.uk is more relevant and recognisable, and it would also be easier to spell and would cause less confusion.

Your domain name may also be used as part of your email addresses, for example bob.smith@bs-electrical.co.uk or info@bsdeas.com so it is important that it looks professional and is relevant, rather than something such as www.smiley-happy-julie.com which bears no connection to ‘Bob Smith Domestic Electrical Analysis Services UK Limited’.

Similarly to web hosting, you will have to renew your domain name each year, this will usually cost £3 - £15 depending on the domain suffix e.g. ‘.com’ is more expensive than ‘.co.uk’.

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