Your Domain Name is the Gateway to Your Business
Why Your Top Level Domain (TLD) Matters
Listen up, folks – that says TLD, not TLDR. Picking the right domain extension is an important choice. Your domain extension gives your visitors a good idea of your niche, identity, or cause. Your choice of TLD also impacts your SEO ranking!
Choosing the right domain name can help you skyrocket to success by letting your visitors know they are exactly where they need to be, and by helping Google bring untold numbers of wayward lost souls to your virtual doorstep.
For example: If you're developing a business and will operate in only one country, it may favor your SEO strategy to use a geographic or country code extension (ccTLD) like .de or .uk instead of .com.
Check Out These Frequently Asked Questions About Domain Privacy
All domains purchased through DreamHost include free domain privacy for all eligible domains, a free trial of Remixer – our easy, click-to-edit website builder, plus complete customization and upgrade options accessible via our hand-rolled control panel.
Domain registrations and hosting are typically sold separately.
(Psst...but some of our hosting plans include a credit for a free domain registration. When you sign up for a Shared Hosting or Remixer annual plan, we give you one free domain registration credit good towards a .com, .net, .org, .info, or .club domain.)
Transferring your domain to another registrar can be done in a few easy steps, and all from our control panel.
However, we'd recommend you check out our Knowledge Base Article for a full explanation on how to transfer your domain. It's not difficult to do, but there are a few details worth knowing to help ensure a smooth transfer.
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