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What You Need to Consider When Selecting Domain Names

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Most savvy business owners understand the marketing value of owning multiple domain names for their business. But did you know that registering multiple domain names can actually help protect your brand, and ultimately your business?

Say, for instance, that you own a bakery called “Bob’s Cake Factory” in a popular shopping center. Business is going well until a new store opens up right next to yours called, “Bob’s Cakes.” It wouldn’t be an ideal situation for you, or any other business owner, right?

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Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Domain Name

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Chances are you’re aware of how big a decision it is to choose the right domain name (or names) to represent your business online. Even more importantly, choosing the wrong Web address can have lasting negative impact on your online presence and ultimately, the success of your business. The following are five big mistakes people make when choosing a domain name:

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How the Domain Name System Works

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The Domain Name System (DNS) is a central part of the Internet which, simply put, provides a way to find resources online. Anything connected to the Internet, including laptops, tablets, mobile phones, websites, and now your car, refrigerator and countless other machines in the Internet of Things (IoT), has an Internet Protocol (IP) address made up of numbers. Your favorite website might have an IP address consisting of a set of numbers separated by periods like 162.222.202.136, but this is not always easy to remember. However, a domain name, such as “1and1.com,” is something people can recognize and remember. The DNS connects domain names with IP addresses, enabling people to use memorable domain names to navigate the Internet.

Let’s briefly explore the process that keeps more than 3 billion Internet users1 and 284 million domain names2 connected.

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