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Help with a registering a domain

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Lawncop26, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Lawncop26

    Lawncop26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Could someone please explain to me the difference between the
    .com,.org,.biz etc...
    I'm trying to register a domain and the one I want is not available in .com, but is in every other. Any help would be much appreciated!!
  2. MV Property Care

    MV Property Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    From what I understand .net, .org, .biz ,etc. gives you more options when your Domain name is taken with a dot com.
  3. Lawncop26

    Lawncop26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I'm pretty much clueless when it comes to computers, I'm wondering if I can use .biz or .org for a business domain or are they restricted for non profit groups? I worry at times if I should even be thinking about a website until I'm more fluent with computers, but we all started at one point, right!?

    Thank You for your response MV
  4. luckydooley

    luckydooley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    You can use .org or .biz. I would prefer a .com name but would use .biz over .org.
  5. covalawn

    covalawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    they all are pretty much the same thing.....a suffix of your name. ".org" I think stands for "organization" like maybe a church or red cross something like that. Other than that they are just extentions. When everyone thinks about a web address the first one they think of is ".com" so that is preferable but ".net" is kind of the next well known address.

    Godaddy is cheap for registering a name its like $9 a year but type in "godaddy.com promo code" into a websearch and you normally can find a 10% off code which makes it like $7. I have registered one for 5 years and it was like $35 and another for ten years and it was like $70. So its not very expensive.

    For the hosting plan I personally use HostGator.com. My plan is like $10 a month for 6,000GB of bandwidth(which is alot). They also have a $5 a month plan which is good if you only host one site. (I personally host several). PM me if you would like some help i'll do what I can.
  6. Lawncop26

    Lawncop26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Thank you luckydooley, for your response, .biz is it I guess, I too would prefer .com, but the domain site said to make an offer, and I bet it would be crazy!
  7. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,552

    Just make a bit of a change. Like, if its two words, put a dash in there instead of all together. put XXXXXmowing.com or XXXXXXcompany.com

    Be creative, but still keep it simple for customers to find you.
  8. Lawncop26

    Lawncop26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Covalawn, you got me thinking now, .com is what I think of about a website as well, and .net would be second, they are the only two I am familar with, so must be the most popular, thank you.

    grass-scapes, I see what you mean, gonna play with it a little, thank you also.
  9. Lawncop26

    Lawncop26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Just registered on google, chose Ilovemylawn.net, we'll see how it goes, be a while to get up and running, thanks for your help.
  10. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    If you want CHEAP hosting, check on ebay. Check for WEB HOSTING and limit the results to less than $20. I've been hosting with different eBayers for 6 years, for about $8 a year, for UNLIMITED everything (bandwidth, domain names, etc.). I pay less than $20/year for hosting & domain registration.

    Good deals!

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