By: Kayla McDonald
At first glance, many houses may look identical on the same street. Someone new to that neighborhood probably would mistake one home from the next. Similarly it’s just as easy for business owners to confuse the meaning of a domain and website – however they are quite different. While both are equally important in building your online reputation, knowing what a “domain name” is can go a long way in controlling your web presence – especially if you want to sell things on the website! A domain name and website have a close relationship because they work together to display information on the internet. Here’s what you need to know…
A domain name (web address) is the combination of letters, numbers or symbols that you type into an address bar to view a website. Once you press enter or select the domain, the website appears. This is what people usually see after the page loads. For instance, think of a domain name like your home address and the website as the physical building. An address is how someone finds your home, but the style, size and layout of your home might vary from other houses nearby. The domain tells online shoppers where to find your information on the web!
Are people searching for your idea, product or service online?
Have you developed a website?
Do you own a domain name?
Consumers are searching the internet to make buying decisions — from what to eat for dinner to which school is best for their kids. If you operate a business, you need a domain name and website.
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