What are cheap domain names?

Cheap Domain Names

Cheap domain names are an affordable human friendly version of a website address.

Without a domain name, your website would be stuck with a load of numbers. Not great for marketing purposes, therefore you must use domain names to identify websites. When choosing your cheap domain name you should select a term people will use to search for your site.

Most obviously, this could be your brand or personal name. Think about how you search for things online yourself.

Why do you need a cheap domain name?

Your domain name is basically the name for your website and is what people will type in to get to your website.

It is important to choose a name that not only represents your company but is also easy to remember.

If you haven’t already registered a domain name, or are looking to register additional domain names, we can offer advice, help and guidance on choosing a suitable domain name. Feel free to give us a call for a chat about choosing your domain name.

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Things to consider when choosing cheap domain names

Finding cheap domain names, and a suitable extension depends heavily on the website it represents.

For example, each individual type of domain name extension is relevant to a brand, an audience, a business or personal venture and even a geographical area, and so should be adapted for the purpose of the website.

Important considerations.

When choosing a domain name there are many factors to think about and customers often overlook the simple things that can often set a web site in good stead for success, so when choosing a domain name, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Can your domain name be spelled easily?
  2. Is your domain name long enough to make visitors give up?
  3. Does your domain name contain numbers that could be mistaken for words?
  4. Do you have 1 or more hyphens in your domain name making it awkward to learn?
  5. Is a non-hyphenated version of your domain name already in use with another company?

Before purchasing cheap domain names, there are a few things a customer must consider to avoid losing valuable website traffic.

What could possibly happen if website visitors input the domain name incorrectly, or if the domain name is trademarked you may leave yourself open to legal action if your not careful.

Don’t get it wrong. Take your time. Sleep on it.

A study once showed that UK businesses rush into buying cheap domain names  with 41 per cent taking less than one hour to make a decision.

This survey of 615 British businesses revealed that the average business spends only between 6-12 hours choosing its main domain name, yet 61 per cent of business owners sought no second opinion before making a selection and over half did not consider options such as .biz, .net or .eu at all.

Most recognised that their poor choice of cheap domain names could have a lasting effect on their business, with one third of businesses believing that their revenue would improve as a direct result of having a better web address, and 1 in 4 businesses admitting they had concerns about the effectiveness of their web address.

Complete help and assistance with transferring any domain to WESH UK

If your domain name is currently registered elsewhere we can help you with every aspect of transferring your domain name to us. No matter where your domain name is registered, we can either help you to transfer it to us, or sometimes we can transfer it for you.

UK Domain name transfers.

All .uk domain names are FREE to transfer to us. To transfer any .uk domain name to WESH UK, all you need to do is place an order for a domain name transfer directly through our website, then within 7 days of placing the order, arrange for the TAG of that domain name to be changed to “ENOM”.

Once the TAG of the .UK domain name has been changed, your .uk domain name should then finalise the same day, so look-out for an email from us to let you know the domain name transfer has been completed.

Top Level Domain name transfers.

Any .com/.net/.biz domain names cost 1yrs registration fee to transfer to WESH UK which is all you pay for because an additional year will be added to the registration.

To transfer any top level domain name to us, you will need to make sure that your current details registered against your domain name are up-to-date and current, because part of the transfer process is that you will need to verify you are the owner and that you agree to the transfer, which is done by sending an automated email to the domain name owner.

You will also need to obtain what is known as an EPP key or “Auth code” from the current registration company, which is like a unique serial number for your domain name to enable a domain name transfer, and then disable or switch off any domain name locking that might be enabled.

Once you have your key/code, and have unlocked your domain name, you can then proceed to place your order for a domain name transfer directly through our website as normal, using your client area details at the end to add it to your account.

All UK domain names registered through us are registered with Nominet.
To get started transferring your domain names to WESH UK, click here!

Switching your DNS easily without downtime.

Our universal clustered DNS name servers will also be provided in your web hosting account details email, so that once your domain name transfer has begun, it will have absolutely no impact or affect on your web site at all, and cause no downtime what-so-ever.

This does however require that the people taking care of your domainname know HOW to make this slick changeover, without causing any-downtime at all, so if you would like to switch to a fantastic UK Web Hosting company and want us to take care of the switchover, then please do call and ask.

We never charge you for ANY domain name transfers away from us EVER. All TLD domains (.com/.net/.biz etc) do incur a 1 year renewal being added to your registration upon domain transfer.