Having a noteworthy, easy-to-remember domain is one of the first things you must think of when starting your own website. The domain names play a double-sided role for your web presence. First, a domain name represents the web address of your site that your visitors have to type in their browsers to reach you online. By replacing the actual physical address of your website - its IP address, the domain ensures an intuitive way for people to find you, without having to remember long strings of randomly generated digits (what IP addresses represent).
Instead, they have the opportunity to refer to your site by using memorable words or expressions that are logically related to your website contents. This way, the domain becomes naturally identified with the name of the website it represents and is the name you use to promote your web presence to the public. Check out this article to find out why registering multiple domains is a wise investment that may bring you really good profits in future.
How to register a domain
When you get a domain name, you actually buy the exclusive rights to own that particular web address for a certain period of time (between 1 and 10 years). To get your own domain you will need to register it through a domain registration company (a domain registry or a domain registrar) or through your web hosting provider, if the latter is authorized to sell domains. When registering a domain, a special record is created in the global DNS database, containing all your registrant details - name, company name, address, as well as the registration and the expiration dates of the domain.
How many domains you can register
The general domain registration policy allows more than one domain to be assigned to one and the same entity, so there is no limit on the number of domain names that you, your organization or company can buy. There are, however, a few country-code top-level domains like .IT that make an exception, allowing only one .IT domain to be assigned to a registrant, so always check with your registrar before buying a second web address.
Why register many domains?
It is now clear that you can register as many domains as you wish. But why would you ever need more than one domain for your web presence? The truth as that with millions of domains already registered on the Internet, the range of available domains is going thinner. Buying now the domains that you find relevant to your existing or prospective web presence is a valuable investment that will pay off multiple times in the future. There are two main reasons for that to consider:
- Several domains pointing to your site increase its SEO weight and online exposure. Your website is by default attached to one domain name only. However, there is a service named Domain Parking, allowing you to use domains without tying them to a certain web server and creating content for them. With this service you can register as many domains as you want and point them to your unique website. This will allow you to have more than one name for your site and if all domains are relevant to its contents, containing the right keywords and company name, and are well promoted, they could bring really good amounts of traffic to your site.
- You can make money from buying domain names low and selling them high. It has become a common practice for valuable domains, i.e. domains that contain attractive keywords, to be purchased for investment purposes and resold or leased at a convenient time later on, against a much higher amount than their original cost. Thus, the domain name market has turned into one of the most dynamic markets where everyone can take a part and make really good money with a minimum effort.
You have two options for the domain names you purchase before completing a secondary, ‘fortune’ transaction for them - to keep them the way they are and to point them to certain web pages so that you can start receiving some streams of targeted traffic. The second option is recommended since fully functional domains are much more search engine friendly than static domains, which may raise their transaction value many times.
Domains and copyrights
It is important to know that the domain registration procedure by rule does not have any trademark functions. In this sense, when you register a domain you actually buy the exclusive rights to use that web address, not the ownership license over the name itself. This means that the rights to use a certain domain may be taken away from you if a person or company having copyrights over the name itself takes a legal action against you as a registrant. That’s why, you must be careful when choosing the domains you want to register to prevent any possible trademark disputes in the future.
Get multiple domains with NTC Hosting
Registering multiple domains is now possible with many companies on the web. For your convenience, it’s best to get your domains and the respective services to host them online from one and the same company, so that you can control all aspects of your web presence from just one place. With the web hosting plans offered by NTC Hosting you will get a user-friendly Domain Manager from where you can register and manage as many domains as you wish. The tool is equipped with a multiple registration wizard and a bunch of domain control options like ID Protection, Full Whois Management, etc. Also, you will have the opportunity to control all important DNS settings of your domains by taking advantage of the fully featured Custom DNS Records tool (including MX& A Records, NS Records, AAAA Records, SRV Records, TXT Records, etc.), also integrated into the web hosting Control Panel.