Ultimate domain buying guide for beginners (new TLDs included)

Edit May 2015: Added namesilo.com registrar

In this guide we will cover everything that you need to know to make an educated decision about buying a domain name for your business. Some basic rules that you need to keep and many useful advice. First, lets start with some terms that are commonly used when we talk about domains.

Basic domains terminology

What is a domain name?

The domain name is a unique name that is used to identify an internet resource such as website. Or explained simply this is the text that you put in your web browser to go to a web site. Your business needs a domain name so your customers can find you and interact with you online. Some examples of domain names are google.com, aol.com, bbs.co.uk and so on. A domain name can only have characters, number and dashes in it.

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