The EarthLink Blog has written about getting your business online (and picking a URL) as well as tips on how to choose the right domain, so this article will focus on three handy tool (that you wouldn’t necessarily think of) that EarthLink Web Hosting can add to your domain registration.
When you take effort in selecting the best domain for your company, you’re going to spend time and effort making sure people will recognize it (so they visit). But other businesses can register similar domain names (either to try and take potential business from you or as a mistake because they’re not aware of your company). Either way this is a situation you want to avoid. With Domain Guard, EarthLink alerts you when a similar domain name is registered, so you can respond (to protect your trademarks, copyrights, and branding efforts)!
When registering domains, your information (name, address, email address) is recorded for those who wish to look up who owns specific URLs. But with EarthLink’s private registration, your personal information is kept secret, to protect you from unwanted solicitations and spam!
Did you have to settle for a “.biz” instead of a “.com” (etc.) because the domain you wanted was already purchased, but not being actively used? EarthLink’s Domain Monitor tells you when an existing domain name becomes available, so you can register the URL you really want!