Domain and it's usecase
Why you need a domain ? and what is it ?
When referring to an Internet address, a domain or domain name is the location of a website. For example, the domain name "google.com" points to the IP address "18.104.22.168". Generally, it's easier to remember a name rather than a long string of numbers.
Why would you want a domain
- You want to make a Website : E-commerce store / Portfolio / Blog
- You want to expose your self hosted service to the public : Cloud-storage / media server
- You just want a email like anything@domainyoubought
Find your place online -Google
After you have bought your own domain you would be able to do all this
have a website just like mine blog.wakatech.tips where blog is sub-domain, that means you can have a dozen more like docs.wakatech.tips and your supporters / readers /viewers will be able to reach you via admin@Wakatechtips
So you interested ?
No ? Well this is when we say good bye 😔
Yes ? Let's jump in..
Buying your Domain
Go to domains.google.com and buy yourself a domain. and yes, they are "Paid" Sorry if you didn't knew earlier.
But remember this somethings on the interenet are worth paying for.
It's better to have a popular ending to your domain like .com / .tech / .net and if your content is strictly regional, then there's no shame going in something like .in / .ca etc
Make sure the domain aint too long, keep it short and yeah google knew it.. so the shorter the domain the costlier it gets.
Make it sound catchy, do your research
- Does somebody else has a similar domain ?
- Do you want them to take a crunch in your traffic ?
- Or do you want a piece of their pie ?
- Do you stand a chance ? [don't doubt yourself]
My Domain is Wakatech.tips, previously known as Wakarimasu.tech. My community had a trouble remembering the domain, so I made a switch I made my username "Waka" my domain, which is liked by my community
Now going techtips, I knew i will lose some SEO points as Linus Tech Tips exists.
But Wakatech.tips still has originality in itself, it wasn't meant to compete against LTT. Waka is the cheerful guy, who always helped people whenever he could that's all i wanted to keep doing hence waka is here to stay. Plus the domian is now shorter so it's much more memorable & catchier, plus now I don't have to tell people the meaning of Wakarimasu 😁 that's a great burden off my chest.