What is a Domain Name? [VIDEO]

September 03, 2013    Reading Time: 2 Minutes

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.

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Shawn and Jill were both fantastic to work with!! They turned the project around quickly, the design for our logo turned out perfectly and it was a pleasure to do business with them. If you are looking for a design company I HIGHLY recommend Graticle!!

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Reclamation Church

Longview, Washington

I highly recommend Shawn and Graticle Design!!! I reached out to Shawn after I read a review of Graticle that basically stated what I will reiterate here – Shawn actually delivers! If you have grown weary of trying to find a knowledgeable web designer who listens to your needs, and follows through on promises to build according to your vision, look no further! I searched the internet to find web design help, and only seemed to find disappointment. The first designer I contacted charged me $100 for an hour-long chat, and then fell completely out of communication. The second designer I spoke with was always too busy to get started on my project. Then, I went through a string of references from well-meaning friends, you know, the “I have a coworker whose nephew knows how to build websites” sorts.

Shawn listens patiently to understand what you want, and he is conscientious about keeping in communication. His rates are very reasonable, especially when one understands that Graticle operates in a highly dependable manner (hint: do your research, and set a budget so that you know what you can afford).

I feel extremely fortunate to have found Graticle Design, and will gladly repeat its praises to anyone who will listen.

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Washington State