What is a Domain Name? [VIDEO]

In this video I go over what a domain name is and how you can find out if the domain name you want is available to register.

Video: What is a Domain Name? – Graticle Design

 

Video Transcription

Hi, this is Shawn and I’m with Graticle Design. We’re a web design and development agency.

Today I want to go over what a domain name is and how you can get one today.

I have a lot of clients that will ask me: “What’s a domain name? Is this something that I need to take care of?”

A domain name is the web address that you type in to view a website.

For example, we’re at our website, graticle.com and you had to type in “graticle.com” in order to arrive at our website (or search on Google which typed it in for you). That means that our domain name is “graticle.com.”

If you’d like to own a domain name you need to register it annually.

The good news is that it’s fairly low cost, but the bad news is it’s a little difficult to purchase and point to your website. That’s the main reason we started providing this for our clients: to make things easier.

The first thing you can do is go to a domain name search like domize.com, and type in the domain name without the .com or .net

The website will then let you know if the domain name (.com, .co, .net, .org, or .io) is available. If they are in blue that means that they are available, and if they are in red they are not.

Once you have chosen the domain name you want to own, you can give us a call at (360) 450-3711 and we’ll register it, put it in your name, and then it’s yours.

If you’d like more information, head over to our Domain Name Services page: https://www.graticle.com/custom-website-design-and-print-services/domain-names

Last updated on August 31, 2016. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc. You can follow him at Google+

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So quick and easy! They were easy to work with and very timely!

Bethany Agustin

Kelso Christian Assembly

Kelso, Washington

I have worked with Shawn at Graticle for three years, which should speak volumes in and of itself. I am a high school teacher and serve as the Coordinator for the AVID program. Each August-September we create new t-shirts for distribution to all 140 of our students, along with supportive members of the faculty, staff, and administration.

My team of AVID teachers brainstorms ideas for both the front and back of the shirt, and I present the best one or two concepts to Shawn for his expert feedback. We quickly settle on the best design idea and colors, and then Shawn and I bounce more detailed suggestions off each other for a few days. His suggestions always result in significant improvements to my rough concept. He presents me with graphic “rough drafts” at each stage of our discussion until we have a design I’m really happy with.

Shawn then works his magic, and the final design is the work of a consummate professional. We get tons of compliments on our shirts, starting with our t-shirt printer, and usually end up having to do a second print run for additional faculty and staff who want one of the shirts. This year, a middle school in Southern California saw the design and asked if they could use it.

Another positive aspect of working with Graticle is that Shawn is easy to reach by phone or email, and he is very responsive. I hear back from him either the same day or the next day.

Working with Shawn and Graticle has been a pleasure, He produces good work quickly and at a fair price. I recommend him to you without reservation.

Bill Wolfe

Teacher & AVID Coordinator

Taft Union High School

www.taft.k12.ca.us

Taft, California