A domain name may just be the most important aspect of your website. It is your websites name as seen by the public. In most cases, what they will type so they can find you.
Lets step back a bit.
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name quite simply is the bit between the dots up in the address bar. So for our website, normally you would see www.vade.ie meaning our domain is vade, on the Irish registry, or .ie. For www.coca-cola.com, the domain would be coca-cola.
You probably already know that the domain usually follows the company name, or a well known word for them, or just a persons name. This is the format we recommend too.
Why Multiple Domain Names?
Have you ever typed a website name in and ended up on the wrong site? I know I have. And this does happen quite a lot across the internet. Spelling mistakes are another big one, so if you have a name that can be misspelled, this is something to look out for.
The other reason is because end users can forget which extension you are on. In most cases this simply means getting some other domain extensions for your domain. If you are starting out and they are available, grabbing as much of the top level domains like .com, .org, .net etc is a good idea. Our sales team can help you with the list of domains to get should you need any help.
Redirecting Domain Names
Since you have multiple domains, now what do you do with them? For most people, the simple answer is to pick a primary domain, then redirect the other sites to it. It’ll help with SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and is easily achieved using our web alias feature under account utilities in the control panel.