In order to create your own domain, you need to do the following:
- Search for the availablity of a desired name
- Register the site with InterNIC
- Find a server to host your site
- Create the front page fo your site
- Upload the pages to your server
- Register your site with Search Engines
We can provide all of these services for you for free if you let us design or
host your site. Of course, you can register the name and leave it as it is for
future use. Search engine registration is optional, however, recommended so
that people can find your site from web search.
If you do not care about
creating your own domain name, we can provide you with an address(called, "URL")
in our domain. The URL would be something like: http://websolix.com/yourname where yourname is
any name your choice. We do not allow sexually explicit or culturally
Domain Setup Facts
The first step is to find a name from InterNIC's database.
It is difficult to find any common names and words in any major languages. However,
you can always combine names/numbers together to create your domain name. Creating
shorter and easy-to-remember names are key to visitor retention.
You can search for a desired domain name from many different places. If you
provide us with name options, we can search and find a name for you. If a
desired name is not available, we will recommend innovative alternatives.
The next step is to register the domain in your name. Many organizations will
register your site for free, however, InterNIC charges $70.00 for the first 2 years,
and $35.00 for the subsequent years. No matter who registers your page, you have to pay
this charges to retain the rights to the domain name.
The next step is to find a server for website hosting. This is where your
pages will be physically located. Chages on website hosting varies depending on
your needs. If you do not use e-commerce, the generic hosting would cost
you less than $10.00/month. You can also use our site to host your pages.
The next step is to design pages for your site. Depending on your needs, site
development can take a few days to a few months.
Once you are satisfied with the pages in your local computer, you can now
upload the files using one of the FTP software of your choice. If you
use GUI design tool, such as Allaire's Homesite, NetObjects Fusion, MacroMedia
DreamWeaver, erc, you can directly save your pages to the web server.
Registering your site with the popular search engines are extremely important so
that people can find your site when they search for the service you are
providing. You can individually go to each search engine and add your site. Using
META tags in the header part of the HTMl file is also useful for the search
engine to catalog your site in appropriate categories.