Every website has a domain name. When an internet visitor browses for information, the search engines post the various results. Each of the domains a website has had has a particular ending such as .com, .net, .org and so on.
What does .com Stand For?
In order to understand the meaning of .com, you must learn a few basics. First understand that the .com comes at the end of the webmaster’s domain name, or URL. What .com stands for is a website that has some type of “commercial” intent. These sites are considered to be top level domain addresses.
When did .Com become Established on the Internet?
The Internet was launched in 1989. At this time, .com was used for commercial sites. Businesses that were establishing themselves on the Internet often listed themselves as .com, and were recognized as reputable businesses.
However, just because a business has the ending of .com does not mean that the business is licensed. There are many storefronts on the Internet that are merely net businesses, and a license is not required in order to conduct business on the net.
What Does .com Stand for Today?
Today, .com still stands for “commercial”. However, .com is no different from other domain addresses available such as .net, .org and so on. Today, anyone can get a .com domain address, which is quite simple to do, and is not in the least, expensive. In fact, getting a domain address is one of the most affordable pieces of property, considering the great power of the Internet to earn a lucrative living.
How Do I get a .Com Domain Address?
In order to get a .com domain address, you must first consider your brand or service and then choose a domain name. Domain names are most often chosen by the webmaster, or site owner, but they can also be purchased. There are many domain name businesses that have a variety of relevant domain names for specific niches, which can be purchased. Ballistic Domains is a good example of a company that sells domain names.
Many site owners wish to choose their own domain name as it is less expensive. When you are considering choosing your domain name, it is important to have the most relevant name to your brand or service, or make it the name of the business. For instance, Nike is Nike.com. Something that is very easy to remember, as you are searching for the actual brand name to conduct your business.
When you have chosen your domain name, the next step is to get it registered. There are various sites online that allow you to submit and register your domain name. This is the easiest of the steps and takes only a few minutes.
It is also essential to find out if your domain name is available. If the name is available, you will have the choice to purchase it for a year or longer. Domain names are purchased for a specific period of time. The process is simply accessing a site and submitting your choice of domain name ending in .com, .biz, .mobi etc and selecting the length of time you wish to register it for.
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