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What is a domain name and why do I need one?
How much does it cost to purchase a domain for 1 year?
What are important items to think of when choosing a domain name?
Can I purchase a domain through Coastal Web Designs?
Do I own the domain name if you register it for me?
What if I have already have a domain name?



What is a domain name and why do I need one?

A domain name in its simplest form is just an Internet Website address. Just as your house or apartment has its own unique identifying address for the post office, so does each and every Website in existence.

Read this article to discover what a domain name is and why you should have one.




How much does it cost to purchase a domain for 1 year?

Depending on the domain extenstion (www.YourDomainName.ca or www.YourDomainName.com, etc.), it generally costs from $10-$30 CAD to register a domain for one year.




What are important items to think of when choosing a domain name?

Short, pronounceable and memorable names are the three key metrics for a good domain name. Can your domain name pass the radio ad test? If you have to spell it out on the radio, then you have failed. Try to stay away from hyphenated names such as jims-mowing.com and long names jimsmowingandmaintenaceservice. jimsmowing.com is an example of a short domine name which is easy to pronounce and remember.




Can I purchase a domain through Coastal Web Designs?

Yes, Coastal Web Designs can purchase your domain for you, or we can provide you with instructions on how to purchase a domain. All of our Plans & Pricing include one free domain name (www.YourDomainName.com) of your choice and domain name registration.




Do I own the domain name if you register it for me?

You own the domain name we register for you for the first 12 months. You will be required to renew the domain name after the first 12 months with a domain registrar. Depending on the domain extenstion (www.YourDomainName.ca or www.YourDomainName.com, etc.), it generally costs from $10-$30 CAD to register a domain for one year.




What if I have already have a domain name?

If you already have a domain name, then we can easily direct it to our live server. If you choose to host your website on a server other than the live server provided to you by Coastal Web Designs, then we can direct your domain to that server instead.