This article will answer the question, What is a Domain Name and where you can buy from in Nigeria

What is a Domain Name?

domain name is a text that you type into your browser to find your site, it is sometimes referred to as a web address. Furthermore, It is a friendly naming system used to identify a web page. Almost like using a phone a number to identify a phone. Some examples of domain names are:

  • anatech.com.ng
  • facebook.com
  • twitter.com
  • linkedin.com

If you desire to get a Website or a customized email address like info@beauty.com, you will have to get a domain name also if your desired domain name has been taken, it cannot be used by any other person.

Types of Domain Names

There are different types of domain names, but we will focus on just two because this article is directed at small business owners in Nigeria who need an understanding of what a domain name is:

Top-level domains

Examples of Top-level domains (TLDs) are:

  • com
  • ng
  • org
  • net

The above are the most common domain names used in Nigeria, also they are highest level of domain names of the Internet excluding the ng domain. Please note that every domain name must end with a top-level domain

Second-level domains

The second-level domain (SLD) comes after the top-level domain (TLD). They are added just after the top-level domains, an example of a second-level domain is www.beauty.com.ng. Second-level domain usually allow individual still have a desired domain name even when their desired top-level domain has been purchase.

Where can I buy a domain name

If you are building a website with Anatech then it will be done for you automatically, however if you want to purchase on your own the following companies can be of help

Namecheap provides fast domain propagation and are one of the best in the industry, but note that you will have be able to pay internationally with your card or paypal account

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