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A Domain is for.den observer as a coherent website to see. Superficially, this is an area in the Internetwhich has its own name. You can recognize this by the independent link address. With the creation of your own domain, you can not only spread the name of your site more effectively, but also appear much more serious to the outside world on the Visitors on her side.

The sense of your own domain

Having your own website is not very difficult these days. The number of Provider is hard to overview and everyone offers different offers regarding the capabilities and possibilities of servers and Software. Which of these you need and which you don't depends mainly on how your website should be structured, what purpose it must serve and what benefit you expect from it for yourself and your visitors. This results in a multitude of questions that need to be clarified in advance and which have a decisive influence on the choice of the right provider. In many cases also Building set-websites, which can be configured very easily.

placeholder domainsA big advantage is that these Pages often free of charge are to be preserved. The disadvantage, however, is that here you have only very limited possibilities to customize the website according to your ideas. Especially the Design is often subject to copyright law and corresponding copyright notices are available. In addition, the advantage of free provision by the provider has a number of disadvantages. First of all, such a site is very Advertising provided. Advertising is necessary as a compromise, so that the provider can Costs can be regained. Furthermore, additional Service services and other offers to expand the website. In the end, these cost much more than a complete package, which has to be paid from the beginning. The biggest disadvantage of such free websites is that they are generally only subdomains. The link name is therefore usually structured according to the scheme "www.name-des-anbieters/name-ihrer-subdomain.de". Often the ending is not even .de, but other, less known and, above all, less serious-looking endings are used.

The totality of these criteria means that you neither own a real domain, nor does your subdomain look legitimate. In particular, extensive advertising, which appears in the form of pop-ups or appears nationwide, can quickly deter users. So if you want to appear serious, and want to build your own real domain, it is crucial to invest something in it and to be able to use a comprehensive service and software offer and to get a domain according to the scheme "www.name-ihrer-domain.de".

Structure of a domain

The domain is a hierarchical structure on the Internet. The ending, usually .de in Germany, indicates the country in which this structure, known as the Top Level Domain, is located. Other domain endings are also widespread and are not necessarily related to the location, but often to the purpose and use of the website. The middle part of the name of a website is ultimately the most important part for you personally. While the ending of the Top Level Domain can be used unrandlich often, the middle part of the name, the Second Level Domain is unique. You can determine this part yourself and adapt it to the name your website should have. This way your website will be associated with the name faster and will be found faster by potential visitors. In addition, a domain is divided into further areas, often in a precisely defined order. This is the case as soon as you do not offer only one main page, but divide it into a number of sub-pages. These, hierarchically even lower parts of your domain are usually indicated with a / and are located behind the Top Level Domain ending. In the end these are Third Level Domainsthat you create yourself on your website. Here, too, each name, i.e. in the best case the name of each subpage, must be unique. In another case there would be overlaps and it would lead to a multitude of display errors. With your own domain, which is sensibly structured and hosts an error-free website, you can draw attention to yourself or your site. This makes the site especially fast and easy to use, both from Googleas well as by potential visitors. Through this serious, ad-free and well thought-out structure you can create a flawless internet presence with your own domain.

You will find providers for domains in our Web hosting directory.

 

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