A Domain name is the Address for your website. E.G.. http://www.yourcompanyname.ie.
As a lot of .com and .ie Domains have already been bought you’ll need to search for available Domains on the Blacknight Solutions Website, use the drop down tool on the top right hand side of their page. It is very important to pick a good Domain name. A couple of pointers for when choosing a Domain name:
- The Domain name should be short and snappy so it’s easy for people to remember. So instead of http://www.yourcompanynameandassociates.ie it is better to use the shorter and snappier http://www.yourcompanyname.ie. A good example of this is Blacknight Solutions whose Domain name is the more simple http://www.blacknight.ie
- Another way to pick your domain name can be to use a term that describes what you do. E.G.. A travel company that specialises in organising weddings for Irish people in, say, France might call their website http://www.marriedabroad.ie
Consideration should be given to choosing whether you pick a .com or .ie Domain.
- If your business is going to be aimed at a world wide audience then a .com domain is advisable as it’s used by sites all over the world and web users are well used to it.
- If your company wants to highlight the fact that it’s Irish or if your customer base is in Ireland then a .ie Domain is well worth considering.
Getting a .ie Domain:
- The Irish domain registry do not allow anyone to buy any Domain name they chose.
- You have to prove that you have a link to the Domain name you’d like to buy.
- The Irish domain registry guidelines for domain registration and the documentation needed.
Pride Design do not act as a Domain name reseller but I’m happy to advise on what name to pick and I can organise buying your domain name through Blacknight Solutions.