After Registering A Domain Name What Next
What comes next after registering a domain name? The fun is just getting started.
You’ve found a domain registration company, or perhaps you’ve used our services to do so, either way, you’re comfortably sitting with your business domain name, nice and secure in your online account, and you now wonder – what comes next?
Domain names are technology assets that can be connected to various IT services, or indicate status metrics based off of records that can be set on them. This discussion could be very technical, but in-short, for business use, a domain name is an easy-to-identify name for connecting your customers to information about your business (your website), facilitating communications (email delivery), and allowing your business to connect with IT services (such as the forementioned).
What company should I consider for website hosting services?
If you’re looking to get a website, then know that Dazzly works extremely well with externally registered domains. Regardless of which domain name provider you’ve registered with, we can assist you to connect your domain to your Dazzly website. We offer a no-credit card required, 14-day trial so that you can see exactly what you’re going to get without committing any funds (risk free).
What company should I consider for email hosting services?
At Dazzly, we aim to make online easy for businesses, so naturally we also offer exchange email hosting services. If you have a small team and need a simple, robust and mobile-capable email and calendar system then don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can assist you today.
What other IT services can I connect to my domain name?
There are many different IT services that use your domain name – you may have a custom piece of software that needs to use a subdomain such as “accountingsoftware.yourdomainname.com” for instance. The uses are endless, but so is the responsibility! Therefore it pays to use a reputable domain registration provider and keep this information in your mind and triple-check on it periodically just to keep on top of things.
What is the next step after registering my domain name to connect to a website?
In-order to connect your registered domain name to a website, you’ll need to login to the Dazzly platform, generate the external domain records and copy-and-paste them into your external domain provider domain records box. Traditionally this was complicated, but we’re greatly simplified the process, see the following external domain website connection guide for more information.
Can you please connect my website to my domain?
If you’ve registered your domain with Dazzly, then it will automatically connect to your website, and be available to be viewed by customers if they directly enter your website address. Upon successfully connecting the domain to your website, a website sitemap will be submitted to various search engines and you can expect your website pages to index and be visible within search engines within a number of weeks (subject to local and international search competition).
We hope you found this article helpful in deciding what to do after register a domain name. The whole process can be a bit overwhelming and have you thinking ‘what next?’ but fear not, our friendly team is here to assist you with any domain name related questions or queries you may have.