Once you have your page all created and you have found a host on the web or on your own system you will need a name (www.SOMETHING.com). Every computer on the web has an address such as 188.8.131.52 but it would be to hard to memorize the numbers for your favorite site , so Domain Names were created and they act like a shortcut would on your desktop by pointing to the correct address. When you type in a domain name it is relayed to servers on the web that keep the assignment on that name and you are then sent to the correct address. Domain names in there early days were free and in truth some still are. People began to catch on and started registering as many as possible and then there would be more than one person wanting the same name and they would eventually end up making a deal. Now domain names will cost you depending who owns it and how popular they think it will be. In fact www.business.com was registered for free and 5-10 years later was sold for 17 million dollars. If you want a cheaper domain name then stay away from the .com's and look at the other extensions, there are even some free ones which I have listed below.
- .tk domains - Most countries with internet access have there own endings for there country related site (ex. .us, .ja, .ro, etc.). Well .tk is the extension for a little fishing island where there are probably very little computers if any. These domain names are completely free as of right now and up to three can be registered they will be formatted: www.YOURNAME.tk. All you have to do is fill in info on your self, your site, and where your site is. A free name is not secure though and can be taken away by a paying customer and you can pay if you want also, it is up to you.
- Buy Domains - Regular domains can also be bought if they are not owned by some other web entrepeneur already. There are tons of domain seacrch engines on the web, this is just one of them. If someone owns the one you want you will have to contact them personally and ask to purchase it.