I bought my first domain today.

United States
February 2, 2008 9:24pm CST
And my second. I finally purchased the 2 domain names that I needed for my p1d business. They stress the importance of purchasing an easy dot com name so that it is easier for your customers to find you. Also so your link is not so long either. I purchased them at godaddy. Does anyone else own their own domain?
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@trinale (1479)
• United States
3 Feb 08
Not just crazy, but SMART too! If you're serious about being successful online, you need to establish your presence and promote yourself. I own 3 domain names myself. Two dot.coms and one dot.ws. I don't do the forwarding thing though. I actually get them hosted and create personal webpages. Cheers, Ed
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• United States
3 Feb 08
Thank you. I am using them for my new business where I already have 5 websites. Only 3 of them are up and running at this time though. 2 of them are working well and the 3rd is supposed to be completely fixed by the 8th.
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• Canada
3 Feb 08
trinale, how much do you pay for hosting? I'm currently working on a website I will put on on my birthday arriving soon, however i dont know any good hosting options for when ive bought my domain. What would you suggest and how much do they charge? The company you use, are they reliable or any known issues you've had with them? Im young but am going for a pretty professional site.
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• United States
4 Feb 08
My blog is listed on my profile.
@mrsjbelle (1641)
• United States
3 Feb 08
Good luck with that Crazy girl. I haven't bought one yet. I was thinking about it but dont think I am ready.
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• United States
3 Feb 08
Thanks. I would never of done it if it wasn't recommended. They say that it is easier for people to remember. I can believe that. I will post the links on my blog at some point. They have to be redirected first.
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• Canada
6 Feb 08
Yeah, I acutally own a few but there are only a couple of those that I currently use. I also purchase them from Godaddy however I wanted to buy some .ca domains and have to go to another provider for those. I agree, it makes it easier for people to find your site as opposed to a generic link that ends in your username. Plus people are learning, if they are going to find any type of success on the net (especially in direct sales), they need to brand themselves with a unique website. Buying a domain name relevant to thier business will provide this unique identity.
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• United States
6 Feb 08
I agree completely which is why I chose traveling2thebank.
• Canada
9 Feb 08
Wait a second! You're one of my contact on DM! Small world hey?
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• United States
9 Feb 08
this may be stupid, what is dm?
@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
3 Feb 08
I am going to be buying my own domain, will talk to you then about it. I am looking to to it with in the month. Ainge
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• United States
3 Feb 08
I used godaddy. I like them and I know where you can get some coupon codes if you use them. You can get your domain for $6.95 instead of $9.95. It took me a long time to decide on the 2 I did purchase. I kept searching on there and would write down the ones available. I was trying to find the best possible ones.
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• United States
3 Feb 08
Awesome to know thanks, will let you know when I am ready. Aingealicia
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@trinale (1479)
• United States
3 Feb 08
I've heard of people having problems with GoDaddy. I've always used NameCheap for domain name registration. They charge $8.88 for each domain name. Ed
@Sungolian (377)
• United States
3 Feb 08
Hi Amy. Congrats on making your first domain name purchase! It's great having your own right? I own 14 myself :-) Did you get a hosting plan too? I really enjoy being able to host my own website because that way there is so much more freedom than having to use another service.
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• United States
3 Feb 08
Thanks. No, I am using them for my business sites. They will be redirected to those sites. I did think about the blog hosting tho. It seems that people make more off of their blog if they host it themselves. Don't you think.
• United States
4 Feb 08
Yeah. The most successful blogs I have seen are self-hosted and they use WordPress as their CMS (content management system) which is pretty versatile. It really helps having your own dot-com address for branding purposes.
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
10 Feb 08
I bought my very first domain name in October 2007. I don't remember which site I went through, but it doesn't matter. lol. I have a .ca domain, and so had to pay extra money for it, but being in Canada, it was important for me to have that ending. For me, it's not a business, but a site in memory of my son, and celebrating his life and the lives of children. I'm not sure I'm ready to share it here on mylot, but if I do, I will link it from my profile in the future. I was so excited when I bought it... I joked about it too, "not only am I the master of my domain, but I'm also the super administrator". (if you're a Seinfeld fan, you'll laugh at the reference lol).
• United States
10 Feb 08
Thanks for sharing.
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@petebaja (516)
• Mexico
14 Feb 08
Yes, I bought 3 last year but I used the same company name for all 3. It just ends in .com, .net and .info. My business doesn't heavily rely on the net, though. I'm in real estate. I also used GoDaddy for the domain name and they also do the web hosting. Pardon me for this ignorant question, but, what is p1d business?
@imgcul (110)
• Taiwan
21 Mar 08
can you tell me how much do you purchase the two domains and what is p1d? They are right,buy a short domain is important. the value of domain name is its meaning. on the basis of the meanings, the more shorter domain name is ,the higher the value of domain is.
@wjolene (265)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 08
mine is http://wongjolene.com
• Philippines
4 Feb 08
have you heard about affiliate junktion?(the spellind is k not c) Do we have to generate our own code to publish our own site or they will be the one to generate the code for our site. when we do have our site, what should we do next in order to earn?