For anyone who really wants to start an E-Commerce business having a domain name is absolutely necessary. This is your business platform, your internet address and the place where your customers or readers if you have a blog like this will find you. Even if you are a new e-mail or affiliate marketer, having your own unique domain name is one of the first things you will need.
Anyone of course can get online and start using email for free. There are many great free email services that you can use and setting up an account with Google, Hotmail, Yahoo or any of the many other free services only takes a few minutes. Yes, you can start as an affiliate or email marketer or a blogger using free services and free accounts, but to really look professional to your potential readers and customers you must have your own domain name.
There are many types of domain names currently available. The first ones of course and probably still the most popular are the .com’s. Then of course there are the .net’s, the .biz’s and the .info’s. If you are working with a club or an organization you might want to use a .org or a .club. Our federal government and most of our state governments use .gov. Most colleges and universities in America use .edu.
For many years, I have been using godaddy.com to purchase and manage domain names for the websites and blogs that I have worked with in my business.
GoDaddy, for me is by far and away the best service to use. The 24 hour, 7 day a week free customer service and technical support is about the best you can find and there have been many a night when I have called them at 2 in the morning and received friendly, professional and knowledgeable support and encouragement from the men and women that answer the phone there
GoDaddy, also offers a lot of other great services such as hosting, site building, web security, online marketing, SEO services, and many others. As your business grows most of you will want to consider using some of these services as well. I like working with a company that provides great service and that I can trust.