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Domain names are crucial for brand identity since they can provide credibility to businesses. For this reason, you should keep some important things in mind before you decide to register a domain. Some of these include the following:
Research the Domain and Seller
Never just settle on the premium domain’s asking price. Know if you could contact the service or seller to negotiate for a lower price. It is effective once your preferred domain has been on sale for years. As a business owner, it pays to do your homework before buying a domain. Know if the seller has a documented history of sales in the past. All information you get from the seller will help you when it comes to negotiations.
Consider Doing a Background Check
Before you purchase a pre-used domain, you would want to see what was published on the domain to make sure it has a great reputation. You don’t want to end up buying a domain that hosted adult content or has bad reputations.
Take note that your new domain will be your business name’s brand. You would want to make sure that future profiles on social media are available. It is not a great idea to purchase a domain if the corresponding social profiles were already taken. So, a background check is a must before you proceed to register a domain. This will help you get the best value of your investment and let you offer your services without any inconvenience in the long run.
Closing the Deal
You need to be patient when it comes to purchasing premium domains. The process is a bit different from the simple registration of domain. There are times that you have to wait for several weeks and you have to check back the domain’s owner later for you to leverage a good price. If you think the price is high, try working with the owner to agree on partial payments or lease-to-own payments deal for your preferred domain. Through this, you will not have to pay a huge amount of money upfront.
Once the owner agreed to sell the domain, consider signing a purchase agreement along with the buyer. It will dictate legally the purchase’s terms and conditions and would protect both parties. The next step is making the payment. Never just wire your money to any buyer once you have reached an agreement. You must ensure secure transaction to avoid any fraudulent activities. If possible, use any secure service for your transaction.
All in all, there are some things to consider when selecting and registering a domain. Just be careful of some free domain names or the ones that are deeply discounted for the first year because you might end up paying more in the long run. Aside from that, before you register a domain, make sure that your website is ready for launch and you are prepared to face the highly competitive online world. This will help you make most of your investment.
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