Internet Presence: Register your own domain

We hope you will find this mini series interesting and helpful. We will publish a few blog posts that hopefully may help you to get your business online in a way where you are your own ‘master of the universe’ in regards your website hosting and management.

Have you ever thought about setting up your own website? You may have started with a free website under a generic domain name, for example,, etc.. You always depend on the company offering you some cheesy subdomain that probably injects ads into your website.

There is a good solution for this. If you register your own domain name and have a hosting company taking care of the updates and security patches, you have an online presence with your very own name, very own e-mail address and can manage it as you want. No third party ads and tons of options, template designs tailored to your business.

We started to have our own ‘cheesy’ website over 2 decades ago and thought: there must be a better way. We started to register our own domain names in 1998, found some good hosting companies and published our own content using Microsoft Frontpage, JavaScript, Perl scripts and later on PHP scripts. As work became busier and busier, we stopped doing our own coding and started to use WordPress. Easy to setup, easy to install plugins for all kind of needs and adjust the templates to fit our own style and business needs. More about this coming up soon to this blog.

As a first step, think about a catchy name you want to use. We have registered this domain name, as well as, and one catchy name related to photography – There are many more options available than just Top Domain Names .com, .net, .org etc.

Find a domain starting at $0.99

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For example:, – If you setup a subdomain, you could even setup a website named with your first and last name in the domain name. For example. or so.

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For some ideas or if you want a handpicked domain we have secured, visit our domain name page. This may give you some ideas or you may just have found the one of a kind domain name you haven’t thought about it before.


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