Handy Guide for Registering Domain Names for New Sites

Looking for information on how to register a domain name for your new site? Then you have come to the right place. In the following sections, you are going to learn how domain names work, why you need one, and how to go about registering one for a new website. Read on to learn more:

Setting Up a Website

The internet is a great tool for passing information to the rest of the world. The best way to go about doing this is by starting your own website and/or blog. After that, you can post new content on your website/blog and publish it for all and sundry to read and view.

So, how does one set up a website? And do you need to know how to code to be able to create your own website? Well, for starters, there are many tools and services you can use to set up a website. Drupal, Joomla and WordPress, for instance, are free services designed for people to create websites. Check them out and use them to design and develop your own website.

Hosting a Website

After you have set up a website, you need to host it on a server. The above 3 services have commercial domains that you can use to host your website. Although they will host it free of charge, it might be better for you to get your website hosted on another domain.

This is because having a personal domain will give you your own space on the internet. Additionally, you will have full control over your website, the content that you publish, how your website behaves, and how it looks.

Registering a Domain Name

There are many services and options you can rely on to set up your website’s domain name. Search online and find out some of these services. Then, read what other website owners have to say about the services and plans they are under. After that, you can use your knowledge to make a more informed decision about where to register your domain name, what will work ideally for you, and what will meet your needs perfect.

Once you have selected a host service, use the following steps to get your domain name registered:

  1. Name Check

The first step to registering a website domain is getting the name right. Come up with a creative and descriptive name, then find out whether it has been taken up by another website owner. To do this, perform a quick search for the website name you have in mind. There are tons of name registrars out there – such as GoDaddy – where you can search.

  1. Select a Domain

In case the name you came up with has not been registered, you should get it registered. You can choose to register it on such top level domains as .net, .biz, and .org.

However, if the name has already been registered, try again and again. Remember, there are millions of registered domains out there – so this step might take some time. Follow through with it until you succeed.

  1. Reserve the Name

After you have selected your domain, you need to reserve your website’s new domain name. Essentially, you will need to buy the name in yearlong increments – for a maximum of 10 years.

  1. Pay

After finalizing your new website name, the domain it should fall under, and the duration you will hold rights to it, the next step would be to pay the domain registrar to get your domain name registered. After paying, you will have full rights and ownership over the name.

So, there goes – the simple process you need to follow to register a domain name for your website. After you succeed, all you will have to do is to specify the address where the smartphones, tablets, computers, and other devices that are looking for your domain should be directed to. This refers to the IP (Internet Protocol) address where your website is hosted.

To do this, you should update your website’s nameservers. Get your website hosted either with the company that registered the domain name, or with an alternative host. The first option is the best because you won’t have to bother yourself with additional setup tasks.

The Importance of Keyword Domains

Search marketers and search engine optimization experts typically domains that contain targeted keywords. This increases their CTRs and helps them rank higher on such search engines as Yahoo!, Google, and Bing.

To achieve this feat, they purchase EMDs (exact match domains). Essentially, these are domains with names that exactly match the keywords they wish to target. For instance, if you wish to rank high for “New York Carpet Cleaners”, you would need to buy newyorkcarpetcleaners.com.

Exact Match Domains come with the following advantages:

– Placing keywords within the domain name helps websites rank higher

– The presence of keywords in the domain encourages other web professionals to include these words in the anchor text for linking to that website

However, Google has since updated its algorithms. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about getting an EMD for your website. Although keyword domains are still important, you should not use certain keywords to guide you in your choice of a domain.

Instead, consider the following:

a) Search Volume

Use the Google keyword tool to locate the search volume that exactly matches the keywords to domains.

b) Cost

If you check, you will realize that most premium keyword domains have already been registered. Consequently, they are expensive and difficult to get.

c) .Com Domains

.Com domains tend to be more valuable than other domains. For instance, an abc.info domain is less valuable than its abc.com counterpart.

Brand-able Domains

So, how can you improve your search rank and visibility online? Apart from keywords, is there any other way to rank higher? Well, the secret is in choosing a domain that you can easily brand.

Although having your domain name match certain target keywords comes with certain advantages, you still need to think about how you are going to brand your new website’s domain.

Branding is important in the online world, and the domain name you choose will be the foundation on which you will build your online brand. This is because users are going to use your domain name to find your, remember your website, identify your company, and share your information.

To build a proper brand, therefore, you should select a domain name that you can brand.

Choosing Domains to Brand

Consider the following factors while selecting domain names so that you have an easier time branding them:

i) .com Extensions

The .com extension is one of the best for branding. This is because it is standard and normal. Most users, consequently, assume that company websites end with .com.

ii) Easy to Remember

Similarly, choose a domain name other people can easily remember.

iii) Relevance

Words have certain connotations and meanings. As far as possible, research first to make sure that the domain name you choose for your new website communicates your message.

iv) Spelling

In the same way, select a domain name that is easy to spell.

v) Authority

The domain name you choose should also sound trustworthy. Give it the credibility and authority you are looking to gain in your chosen niche.

vi) Size

Shorter domain names are better.

vii) Uniqueness

Last but not least, pick a domain name that uniquely identifies your website, your company, and the information you are looking to convey.

In conclusion, choosing and registering a domain name for a new website is not difficult. However, you still need guidance to get it right. Use the tips, tricks, steps, and suggestions above to get your domain name right.


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Bohemian Style Clothing for Women

Bohemian style clothing for women is increasingly popular today. This is mostly because it allows the wearer to focus more on their freedom of choice and in-born creativity. It also shows the intricate beauty of womanhood, while also bringing greater comfort and convenience in its design.

However, not everyone knows how to select the right bohemian clothing. So, the next time you step into fashionable boho boutiques, you might not know what to choose, and what to leave out.

In the following sections, we have listed some of the items every wardrobe should have. With this bohemian style clothing for women suggestions, you should be able to walk into several boho boutiques and leave with unique item and pieces to complete your bohemian looks.

So, without further ado, here goes:

Simple Maxi Skirt

To craft cool outfits from your boho collections, you need a great maxi skirt. With time, you will find that this is one of those unique pieces that you will always turn to every time you are throwing your outfit together. When you visit boho boutiques, therefore, make sure you look for simple skirts with solid colors.

Dressing Tips:

a) Pair the simple maxi skirt with a versatile vest and a graphic t-shirt. Then, complete your look with a top knot and gladiator sandals.

b) For a comfortable and quick outdoor ensemble, combine the skirt with a floppy sun hat and a solid-colored v-neck.

c) Maxi skirts also go well with chambray tops and button-down flannels. The look can be completed with bright lipstick and canvas sneakers.

Neutral-Colored Ankle Boots

Distressed, slouchy booties are bohemian staples. The best styles are loose around the ankles, making them look great whenever you tuck them into skinny jeans or pair them with short skirts.

Depending on whether you need a heel or not, select boots with heels that are not too skinny or high. This will ensure you are always comfortable, whether you wish to wear them to your lectures or to a concert.

Dressing Tips:

a) Quality ankle boots from boho boutiques will look great with skinny jeans, a hippie headpiece, and a loose knit sweater

b) They also go well with skirts and dresses. When wearing maxi skirts, go for better fitting boots; generally, the rule of thumb is: the shorter your skirt, the clunkier the shoes should be

c) Fringed suede ankle boots look fabulous with bold statement necklaces and hi-lo skirts

Chic Hairbands and Headwraps

Thin hippie headbands are also a must-have for any bohemian style wardrobe. The best types are those bade from bolder clothing styles. Boutiques like Urban Outfitters and Forever 21, in particular, carry tons of cheap, flower crowns for your choosing.

Dressing Tips:

a) Thin, elastic hippie headbands can be wrapped around the forehead; however, you can also wear them an inch or so past your hairline – in a halo style; if the elastic in the head wrap is too tight, this is the way to go

b) Add fashion and glam to your bad hair day ponytail with a colorful hair band

c) Turbands look great with textured, wavy and/or curly hair – rather than with pin straight hair; spritzle the style with scrunching and salt spray, or curl large sections before you wear it

Printed Maxi Dresses

Printed maxi dresses are so hot. This is why there are tons of them at the best boho boutiques. When you go shopping, however, make sure you look for nature-inspired and/or geometric prints.

Dressing Tips:

a) Wear your maxi prints with wedge sandals and chunky jewelry for the perfect date night look

b) Try a denim vest with the printed maxi dress for a more casual look

c) Throw a distressed sweater over the dress to turn it into a skirt; complete the look with ankle boots

Gladiator Sandals

Last but not least, you cannot afford to overlook the range of gladiator sandals being stocked at boho boutiques. Actually, these sandals are a true godsend for the carefree, high spirited shopper. Additionally, they will serve as the perfect answer to your flip flop dilemma – mostly on account of their light and summery feels and fashionably polished looks.

Where possible, look for gladiators that come to a stop right before your ankles. Alternatively, however, select knee-high gladiator sandals for a fabulous and bold statement look, especially if you wish to attend an outdoor festival or concert.

Dressing Tips:

a) Look for styles that you can easily slip on and toss off for maximum freedom and versatility; you certainly don’t want to spend 5 minutes getting these shoes on

b) If you have high heel gladiator sandals, pair them with skinny jeans, skirts, and dresses

Overall, bohemian style clothing for women is as versatile as it gets. The next time you step into any of your favorite boho boutiques, therefore, you might be a bit confused about what to buy for your wardrobe. Use the above tips and suggestions to select statement pieces that will improve your looks during the coming months. Happy shopping!


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Top Reasons Why the No Contact Rule Works

Do you constantly find yourself thinking “I want my ex back”? Then this article is perfect for you. As you learn about the no contact rule you will understand why you are so tempted to stay in touch with your ex – that one individual who got away but you still love. Similarly, you will learn how this rule works, and why you should following it.

Demystifying the No Contact Rule

This great rule stipulates that exes should remain as exes and refrain from contacting each other. At some point, the two of you were completely and hopelessly in love. However, you now avoid each other and only greet like distant acquaintances whenever you meet. Although the rule sounds harsh, that is what it is all about.

Why Choose the Rule

So, why should you follow this rule? And what benefits do you stand to gain by choosing such a course of action? Well, every relationship ends in one of two ways – in happy way or in a sad breakup.

If the both of you make a decision to part ways since there is no love or romance, then this is a happy ending. On the other hand, if you still love your ex and they force a breakup because they are dating other people, or they no longer care for the relationship, then you can be sure that the ending will be sad for you.

This healing only works if the breakup takes on the second scenario. Probably, you must be nursing loneliness and a broken heart – which are further aggravated whenever you meet your ex or see their happy posts on social media.

Following the Rule

One thing to remember is that people who desperately try to remain friends with an ex are probably still in love. Therefore, if you have been having a hard time trying to move on after the breakup, then it is probably because you really want your ex back.

Although you might not necessarily want to date them again, the very fact that you are still hurting proves that you want more love and companionship in your life – and are still fixated on your ex.

However, the longer you continue remaining in touch with an ex, the deeper the feelings of emptiness you will suffer. After all, your ex might agree to be your friend but you know full well that you want more.

To disconnect yourself emotionally from this ruinous relationship, start healing, and find your footing in life, therefore, you will need to start avoiding your ex. It will also be easier for you to move on if there are no constant reminders of your loneliness manifested in the person who broke your heart.

To this end, you should fight your urges. In most instances, you will find that you are tempted to call your ex or stay in touch with them. Whenever this happens, resist the temptation. Similarly, you will find yourself looking through their social media profiles to see if they have started dating other people. This behavior has to stop if you wish to be successful in following the rule.

Why the Rule Works

Are you still not sure that the no contact rule is the most effective way to get over your ex? Then the following reasons will prove you wrong:

  1. Moving On

It is impossible to move on if you are still stuck in the same whirlwind that was your messy relationship. As long as you are around an ex you still love, you will constantly remember how much you would like to renew the relationship.

This will only stop when you decide to step away from the emotionally triggers brought on by your ex. After that, it will be easy for you to find something or someone to fill the emptiness wrecking havoc in your heart.

  1. Rekindled Feelings

Whenever you get dumped by an ex you loved, your feelings might not keep pace with the fact that your relationship is no more. Any time you meet the ex, therefore, you will want to fall in love with them – forgetting that they broke your heart.

  1. Healing

Another reason why this rule works so effectively is because it is the only way to heal especially after a messy breakup. The fact that your ex is no longer there to remind you of the pain and heart means that you will have an easy time focusing on healing yourself.

  1. Forgiveness

If at all the breakup was initiated by your ex, then you probably have ill feelings about them. In case you did nothing wrong to warrant the breakup, then you need to understand that your ex is a selfish excuse for a human being. They treated the relationship like something that was easily disposable and did away with the affection and care you had for them.

When you meet up with them or continue talking, these feelings will constantly be renewed. Although you might try to convince yourself otherwise, it is impossible for you to avoid feeling hurt when your ex is still in your life.

To get rid of the feelings, therefore, you are going to have to forgive your ex. The only way to do this is by cutting all forms of communication with them. With time, when they represent a distant memory in your past, you will come to forgive them. And once this happens, you will know the beauty of pure bliss and joy that comes with a forgiving heart.

  1. Fall in Love

It is impossible to properly fall in love with another person if you are still hanging on to your ex. Here, the no contact rule comes into play by severing all communication and contact with your ex.

If your ex is still in your life and you hoard feelings of affection for them, you will not feel like dating other people. Instead, you will focus your energies (albeit uselessly) in trying to win them back.

Why stress yourself in this way when you can simply cut them out of your life and move on to better things – like a healthier relationship with someone new? By following the rule, therefore, you will finally be able to get back to a place of emotional stability, start dating, and fall back in love with a better person.

In conclusion, the no contract rule always works. It is the single most effective way to let go of your past, work on improving yourself, and move on to better and more beautiful things in your life. Use it today to get out of the relationship limbo you are currently in.

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