What is a website domain name?
A web domain is a unique and exclusive name that is given to a web page on the Internet, so that users can access it more easily. In order to create this internet domain, we do not have to be experts in the field for the website to be successful.
We only need to know how to choose the right one following these important factors such as taking into account the brand, having good legibility and structure of the page, having a quality web domain provider, and being sure that it is the web domain with which you want to work.
Why is the web domain important?
An efficient registration on the Internet will be the first step to have a presence there, but we must keep in mind that only using a domain will not be enough to publish on our website, we will also need web hosting.
When we choose and register our domain on the Internet, we can create email accounts that are personalized, as a benefit will allow us to project professionalism and gain the trust of all customers.
For these reasons it is important to have a domain name on the Internet, besides that they are easy to remember for all users who browse the web daily.
All internet domain names can be customizable, therefore, most of them reflect the nature for which the website has been created.
What structure should a web domain have?
The structure of an internet domain is based on two levels. Although, at the beginning there is going to be a root domain and this is going to be the empty name from which the rest of the domains that exist on the Internet come out.
Top-Level Domains (TLDs)
From the root domain will come out this level 1, these could be: .com, .org, .net
Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD)
There are the domains that end with a country specific code such as .uk, .de, .mx and more so that the domain can target specifically a country.
Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD)
Besides the use of the common .com, .net, .org, there are now the use of generic therms such as .blog, .io, .tech, shop that give another specification as well to what the website is about.
Second-Level Domain (SLD)
The seond level of a website domain will be characterized by the name chosen.
Third-Level Domain (Subdomain)
The subdomain is a derivation of the level 2 domain, it will be created by adding one or more words separated by a dot. The most common subdomain is: www.
You could also add other subdomains to have a direct access to any section of a website. The best advice for creating subdomains is to use names that are short and keywords that are related to the content offered on the web page.