Start an Online Business: How To Buy A Domain Name Today, Marlee will show you how to buy a domain name when starting an online business. If youve hung out on the Internet for any length of time you probably know that your web address is your domain name. Thats what people type into their web browser to find your site. Its also serves as the hub of your online business and brand. Your domain name is going to be plastered on everything from your business cards to your social media profiles, so be sure to select a domain name that fits in with your brand and marketing objectives. A lot of people think they can save money by using blogging services like or to start their online businesses. This is a big no-no. Not only is a violation of terms and conditions of these sites in some cases, but if youre truly going to start and online business you need to take the right steps out of the gate. This means you need to purchase a domain and self-host your site (more on hosting later). When choosing a domain you want to avoid being too clever. If youre building a personal brand, purchase a domain name using whatever publically recognizable name you want to be associated with. This is what Ive done here at, hence the domain http If youre building a business brand, purchase a domain name that matches the name of your business, or that clearly identifies the kind of business you are in. For example, is a site dedicating to teaching people how to build <b>…<b>