can you choose any domain name

YES! Well almost … you can choose any domain name provided it isn’t:

  1. Already taken
  2. For some domain TLDs certain restrictions apply

In the case of the domain name you’ve choosen already being taken, you can sometimes contact the person or entity to negotiate to acquire it from them. Though I’ve never had success in doing this and even if someone does respond they often want more than the domain is worth. I’ve found it easier to just get a different domain name. To see if your domain is taken simply search it on Best Website and Hosting, where we offer domains and hosting services!

domain tld .com

In the case of TLDs (or domain extension), you want the extension to be as relevant as possible. For instance, you wouldn’t want a .edu if you are a commercial entity.

For the .us domain extension, you have to reside in the United States, the other locale-specific domains are the same. This SHOULD help in local search results as well.

What is a domain TLD

TLD stands for Top-Level Domain; it is the portion of a web address to the right of the dot, for instance, the “.org” in bestdomainhosting.org  It is also often referred to as a domain extension.

For instance a full URL (Uniform Resource Locator) structure might look something like this:

Uniform Resource Locator Structure

  • The subdomain is a non-required piece that comes first, usually in the form of a shop or blog.
  • The Domain Name, with extension, comes after the subdomain. To make things even more confusing, it is the LAST [.com] TLD in a URL.
  • It’s common to have a couple of folders in a URL structure but, keep in mind these aren’t necessarily folders even, more commonly lately they’re just the type of data that you’re accessing. (for example, /author/ just indicates that it’s an author page.)
  • Lastly, the file name, though as I mentioned with folders, it’s pretty common for this to be a resource that is generated dynamically when a browser visits that URL rather than it be a physical file.

TLDs are generally split into two categories:

    • ccTLDs are Country Code TLDs, such as .US, .CA, and .UK
    • gTLDs are Generic TLDs and include .COM, .NET, and .ORG. Generic TLDs also include new TLDs such as .NINJA, .ATTORNEY, and .VEGAS, among many others

The most common TLDs that we see, and sell at Best Website and Hosting are the generic TLDs; .com, .us, and .org. Though there are new ones coming out ALL the time and some of the cooler more vanity TLDs are .design, .boutique, .photo, and .video.

Hop over to Best Website and Hosting and shop for your perfect domain name, and if there is a TLD that you want and we haven’t added yet; just let me know!

Web Performance Is Important

With mobile internet at all-time highs, web performance is more important than ever to make sure that your site loads as quickly as possible.

Our communications are becoming more digital every day. With mobile internet at all-time highs web performance is more important than ever to make sure that your site loads as quickly as possible.

Have you ever left a website because it was simply too slow?

Yeah, me too …

There are a number of ways to do this, the first would be to simply use an HTML page, with very few styles and no images but, I doubt you want to do that.

WordPress is becoming the key driver of the internet today with 35% of ALL websites running it. With WordPress, it’s ideal to create your own sleek theme that includes ONLY the bells and whistles that you need.

That’s not always possible though, and it’s clear why … we’re not all coders, we’re not all web designers. There are a number of plugins and tools that can help optimize even the worst of themes to help get your web performance above average.

I needed something much faster than my former webhost. Best Website and Hosting stepped in and I haven’t regretted it for a second! 

At Best Website and Hosting our full-time job is to keep your site running as quickly, efficiently and beautiful as possible. Give us a try; or if you’ve already got website hosting at least let me give you a free audit and we can talk about your digital needs.