The .com domain extension has been the clear leader, and honestly, always will be. For new businesses, finding an exact-match .com domain that matches their business name often becomes a very difficult task. Many new startups will secure a domain prior to finalizing their name for this very reason.
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Naming a business can seem like a daunting task, and it may not be something you want to spend a lot of time doing. But make no mistake - your business name can often be just as important as the quality of the products you make and the price at which you sell them.
If I had a dollar for every time I was asked that question... Well, I'd probably only have about $30, but that's a lot of gelato. And I get it. Choosing a domain name for your website is serious stuff. It's usually one and the same as choosing a name for your entire business.
This is one of the most important elements in the process of building and managing a website, because in owning a business you have to take responsibility for every aspect of it.
The next time you buy a domain, do it yourself! Go to the domain registrar, set up your own account and use your own credit card. If anyone else works on your site, give them a password to do the work, and then change it once they are done.
Your domain name is a critical piece of business success, both online and offline. If you're on the ground floor of a business, the power of the internet is waiting - you have the opportunity to choose a domain name thoughtfully and carefully so that all your branding and marketing efforts can work in your favor.