Successful webmasters know that multiple domains must be created for one website – a domain for the major site and several domains as its variations. After registering a name for the major site, it is essential to register name variations and other extensions of the major site. This is because if you don’t do so, others may register them and you may be forced to pay higher prices for them later. As a result of this, when you register a .com domain, you should register other extensions like .net, .biz, .info, .org, etc. and other variations suggested to you at the point of registration. You will then need to forward these variations to the major site so that anyone trying to visit any of the variations will automatically land at the major site.
Successful webmasters do this to stop cybersquatters from wrongly tapping from their online effort. The stock in trade of a cybersquatters is to register the variations of a popular website with the purpose of selling them to the owner of the major site or benefit financially from its popularity. If you are not very smart in this regard, you may lose a lot of money to those who know how to exploit the World Wide Web better than you. Consequently, you should protect your website properly and boost its revenue generation potential.
Moreover, successful webmasters know the difference between free top-level domains (TLDs) and sub-domains. Top level domains (TLDs) are the common .com, .net, .biz, etc. websites you see online while sub-domains are created out of TLDs. For example, big.com, big.net, big.biz are examples of TLDs while cake.big.com, cake.big.net, cake.big.biz are examples of sub-domains. It is interesting to note that TLDs are ideal for online businesses while sub-domains are for online fun seekers.
Successful webmasters are very careful with how they get their free domain names. The best method is to get free domains attached to web hosting packages from a reputable service provider. This will give you the assurance that you are not acquiring a sub-domain which may adversely affect your online campaign. You too can succeed like experienced webmasters if you care to know what they know and put it into practice.