A domain name is your website name. It is the address where your websites can be accessed by all Internet users.
A domain name is used to distinguish or identify computers on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses, which are a series of numbers. Since it is difficult for humans to easily remember strings of numbers, domain names were developed for the purpose of distinguishing all entities on the Internet rather than using IP addresses.
A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers, and it can be used in combination with the various domain name extensions, such as .ng, .org, .com, etc.
A domain name must be registered before it can be used. No two entities or sites on the Internet can have the same domain name. Every domain name is unique. If someone types in www.yourwebsite.com, it will go to your website and not any other site.
The price of a domain is usually between N1,000-50,000 per annum.
Note, owning a domain does not mean having a website. A domain name is important for having a website, but it’s only a part of the complete website mix. There are other things that need to be in place. These include contents such as articles, images, etc, and web hosting which is where the contents and other website files will be stored.
At the webmakers.ng, a free professional domain name is included for free with all our hosting plans.
You can also have professional emails at your domain name. It helps boost your credibility and brand. For instance, firstname.lastname@example.org can make your site seem more legitimate and trustworthy. Email accounts are included with Website.com Business plans and above, starting at the promo price of just N2,500/month for the first year.