Domain and Hosting
Conducting business online requires a specific address, also known as the domain.
But only having a part does not suffice. A hosting service is also necessary for any website to be visible on the internet. Web Hosting services allow businesses and individuals to have an online presence or a website. Websites are stored or hosted on servers. Whenever a user searches for the domain name on the internet, the website is displayed through the browser after connecting with these servers.
Let’s find out! Enter the domain name you wish to use in the search box and click Search. If your domain name is available, you will be taken to a page to review and purchase it. If your domain is not public, Bluehost provides variations and other extensions for you to choose from.
Short names that are easy to remember to perform the best. It’s also best practice to choose a domain name that closely resembles your business name. Some people also use keywords in their domain names to help visitors easily find them in search engines. Your domain name can use letters, numbers, and hyphens but not special characters.
Your personal contact information is registered to your domain and can be found in the public WHOIS directory. However, using Bluehost’s Domain Privacy lets you keep your personal contact information private. Domain Privacy will replace your personal contact information with Bluehost’s contact information. Using Domain Privacy helps protect you from spam and identity theft.
Your domain name is how visitors easily find you online. It is often the first step in getting your website started because it is like establishing your website’s online street address. If you did not have a domain name, you would have to give out your IP address to everyone who wanted to visit your website, which would get confusing and be easily forgotten.
Bluehost sells a wide array of domain extensions. Including but not limited to: .com, .club, .co, .space, .us, .website, .org, .net, .me, .biz, .info, .host, .online, .site, .co.uk, and .org.uk. Plus, many more. Check out our selection by entering your desired domain name above.