Selecting Your Website Domain Name
You will first need a domain name. This is what you type into the URL box or search box of your web browser to go to your website or any website. It’s a unique location directing users to your website location. Examples include: www.google.com or www.yournewwebsite.net or www.yournewwebsite.org
Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example:
.gov: for government
.org: for nor profit
.ng: for Nigeria (other countries have their own too)
.com: for commercial businesses
Registering your domain with a specific extension emits a different online presence to web surfers. For example, yoursite.com is a generic domain but yoursite.biz will straightaway tell your audience that you’re doing business. However, there are no hard and fast rules on which one you should use. Basically, it’s up to you.
Domain Name Availability
You can check if a domain name is available by visiting domain seller website and continuously checking a variety of domain names to see if they are available.