Using Add-On Domains

Once you have purchased one domain, many people mistakenly believe that they can only use that particular domain with their website. However, it is possible to use several different domains, all at the same time.

This is a proven way to increase interest in your site and maximize your sales. By selecting popular domain names, you can ensure that you will be attracting many different kinds of people.

When you purchase more than one domain, you may need to check with your web hosting company to make sure that they support multiple pointers. If they don’t, you still have some options.

Once you have purchased the domains, you will need to point them to the same nameserver that you were given for your first domain. This will allow all of your domains to point to the same site. Your host will need to add these domains to your DNS zone file so that they will resolve.

If your host will not do this for you, and you do not have a dedicated server, you can utilize domain name forwarding. This can be done by logging into your account area with domain name registrar. Most registrars have the option to forward domains built right in to your domain name control panel.

You will need to forward these domains to your existing domain that is associated with your current site. There may be some delay in resolving these add-on domains, but for the most part, it should be practically seamless.

There are many different reasons to use add-on domains. Whether you simply are not happy with your current domain name, or a better domain name is now available, you can have the best of both worlds.

Many search engines are now using domain names to rank sites in search results. Domains that have popular key words contained in their name are continually ranked higher. If there are specific key words that you would like to use for your site, you can combine these into a domain name. For example, is a domain name that utilizes several popular key words.

Instead of getting rid of your current domain, you can simply purchase a new domain and add it on to your account. You can register several popular key word domains, or just find a domain that fits your business a little better.

Domain names are your link with your visitors in more ways than one. If you do not have a domain name that is easy to spell, or remember, an add-on domain can help you fix this problem with the least amount of work.

With current domain name registration prices at an all time low, now is the perfect time to register your add-on domains.

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Posted on 12/14/05 10:49 PM

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