Choosing a domain name

 

 

 

Your domain name determines the address of your web site. There are three possible choices:

 

Slash domain

Price: Free

Example: www.TheScientis.info/YourName

 

Subdomain

Price: really affordable.

Example: www.YourName.TheScientis.info

 

Personal (VIP) domain

Price: somehow pricey

Example: www.YourName.com

 

 

Name availability

 

You can choose a specific domain name ONLY if it is available. If you have a popular name, somebody else may have already reserved it.

How to test if the desired name is available? Enter the web address you want to use (based on your name) into your browser and see in there is already a web site set up for it. For example if you want to use www.YourName.TheScientis.info or www.YourName.info just enter it into your browser.

 Even though it is possible to use spaces ('Your Name' instead of 'YourName'), for technical reasons we strongly recommend against it. Instead use hyphen or underscore.