Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Picking Your Domain Name

Usually, author websites have the author’s name as the domain name. Some authors have their nom-de-plume. Others have a cute and catchy phrase that identifies them and make them unique.

However, if you do not want to have a website or using a blog that has static pages, then your domain name stands by itself. Make sure that the domain name is available. You might not be able to get the one you want, but you can always add something to it to make it unique, or change the .com to.net or other.

A catchy, easy to remember domain name can bring you more readers. This is what’s placed after the www. You can pick your name, your pen name, or even the name of your series or one of the characters. Pick one that is best suited to your writing. Remember, it will be with you for a long time. Think name branding.

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Go to http://webhostingby.theghoster.com/ to pick your domain name. Type in as one word to see if it is available. You can use .com, .net, .org, or a specialized dot ending. Whatever you pick make sure that it is easy to remember and informative.

“Successful websites are like books, they’re not born, they are created. It takes time to outline, flesh it out, critique, proof, and publish. Your website needs the same attention as your book. The Ghoster makes it easy for you.”

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