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Getting Your Registered Domain Online (Part Two)

Now that you have selected and registered a domain name, and signed it up with a web host, you may be asking ‘what’s next?’ The following step will be that your web host will have to provide you with details on how to get your site up and running online. This information includes passwords to get into your account, paths towards directories where your files need to be uploaded, and most vitally, what your domain name servers are. Domain name servers (DNS) offer the link between your domain name (mywebsite.com) and your Internet Protocol (IP) address. As we have seen,  →
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Getting Your Registered Domain Online (Part One)

Before getting your web site online on the internet, you will need to register a domain name. A domain name is a familiar web address such as http://www.mywebsite.com/ that the browser needs in order to find the web site in question. In fact, domain names are pointers to a particular IP address and we use the domain name because it is easier to remember than a set series of numbers. All websites enclose an IP address in the shape of a set of numbers, such as 123.456.78.9. The domain name system then translates all these numbers into a name such  →
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Domain Name and Web Hosting Services

Choosing an appropriate domain name can be quite important. Firstly, when it comes to domain names, you must try to stay away from the silly, stupid, ridiculous or clever people. Try to keep your domain name simple and make it something your customers can always remember if they lose the link to your business website. Make sure you take note that though your domain name on Geocities or AOL might seem like the least expensive way to go, it might also get you dropped from certain search engines. Some search engines ignore domain addresses that might reside on these ‘free  →
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Choosing A Domain Name: What To Look Out For

You must always be very careful when you try to choose a domain name as this will becomes your definite gateway towards the internet. A good domain name might attract a lot of traffic whereas a domain name which is irrelevant can end up getting overlooked by your visitors and potential customers. The most efficient domain names are those that are made up of three to six characters. These will be easier to remember, and easier to type. Long and complicated names will be in danger of getting spelt wrongly. In so doing, the customer, instead of reaching your site  →
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How To Redirect Your URLs By Using META Tags

There are many occasions when you might wish to display your URL in the form yourdomain/display.html but would like, instead, to direct visitors to another URL, say some-other-domain/best-mouse-trap.html. For example, you could be promoting an affiliate program with URL your-merchant-URL/sales-page/your-affiliate-code, and you think that the URL is too long, or you want to hide the fact that it is an affiliate link, or you might want to prevent people from stealing your affiliate commission, you could use this technique. You could even check how many people have clicked on your affiliate link, through checking the number of clicks of the  →
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