Registering a domain name is one of the first things that you need to do when starting a new online business. A good domain name that’s catchy, easy to remember, and accurately describes your business can give your online presence a significant boost.

The best web hosting services all offer domain name registration, but should you use a separate domain name registrar instead? How does the domain name registration process work, and what makes a good domain name? We answer all these questions and more in this guide to domain names for small businesses.

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