If you’ve just purchased your first domain name or you’re about to, here’s a general outline of what to do once you’ve claimed ownership.
Purchase Hosting For Your Website
Purchasing a domain is great but without hosting you’ll have no way of showing it off. Hosting can be purchased from a lot of companies; including RCB! We offer lightning fast cloud hosting packages suited for small start-up websites, small to medium E-commerce websites and robust small-medium business websites requiring unique customization’s.
Consider Purchasing Domains Spelled Similar to Your New Domain
It’s always a good idea to purchase domains that are similar to your new domain if possible. This helps cut down on lost visitors due to mis-spellings or entering the wrong domain extension like .org instead of .net. You can set up domain forwarders from secondary domain names so visitors who mistype are automatically redirected to your website. Try typing www.gogle.com and you’ll see what I mean.
Setup Domain Specific Email
With a domain name and web hosting you can start sending professional looking, domain-specific email and ditch the free web-based email. That means your email will show up in customer inboxes as firstname.lastname@example.org instead of email@example.com or similar.
This adds a professional touch to every email you send. Order our G Suite Configuration Service and we will set up your domain specific email for you.
Plan and Build a Website
What do you want to achieve by building a website? Who is going to design it, back it up and keep it secure? Now that you’ve picked a domain name and setup hosting it’s time to start building.
We specialize in the planning and development of new small business and organizational websites. Reach out to see if we would be a good fit for your project. Our consultations are free and we will even set up Google Analytics for free so you can evaluate if your current website is getting the traffic you expect.
Manage and Maintain Your Website
You’ve invested the time and money to design and develop a great website, now it’s time to keep it running smoothly. To accomplish this you need to implement or dedicate someone to implement website management and maintenance procedures to keep your site safe, secure and backed up. With our cloud hosting, you get all of this included in your monthly fee.
If you decide to manage your website yourself we understand. We are always here to help if any issues arise.
Market Your New Domain and Website
The hard work is done so sit back, relax, and watch the money roll in… Okay not really, now it’s time to spread the word about your new domain and website. Utilize sources such as Google Ads, industry-specific forums and bloggers, social media and more to help drive traffic to your website.
Need help marketing your business online? Get in touch and we’ll help you get started.
If you’ve read this in preparation for buying a new domain name, use our form below to check availability and/or buy your domain. Note: You will be redirected to a secure domain registrar once submitting the form below where you can complete the purchase if you would like.
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