Domain Name Registration



One of the first things you need to do when preparing to set up a real estate website is to register a personal domain name. Domain names are unique names that the Internet uses to identify a particular website, for example, Google.com, Yahoo.com, Realtor.com or CaySystems.com.

When you use a domain name in your browser's address bar prefaced by www. or http://www. the browser will take you to the server that hosts your website and then displays the home page.

Selecting a Name

When selecting a domain name it's wise to keep it as short as possible and make it memorable. Think of it this way, if you were driving by a house and your domain name was on a rider on the top of one of your real estate yard signs would you be able to read it and remember it as you drove by?

If you're thinking about using your name as part of the domain name do so only if it's easy to spell and remember.

Domain names can have many different extensions but the most popular is .com. Others you might use are .net, .info, .us or .biz but .com is always the first choice.

You can search for available domains on our sister site:

www.CayDomains.com.

When you visit www.CayDomains.com just type in the domain name you would like to use at the top of the page in the Check a name box and click the Go button to see if it is available. It will display the domain you requested and show you if it is available or not. It will also show you the other possible extensions for the name and show you whether they are available or not. If you scroll down the page a bit you'll see a list of other recommended names that might work for you as well.

Here are some examples:

  • DenverRealEstate.com
  • SueSellsDenver.com
  • DowntownDenver.com
  • JoeBrownRealEstate.com
  • HighlandsRanchHomes.com

Domain Names Available

Sometimes we have domain names available for purchase. You can check here to see what we have available.

Using Hyphens in Your Domain Name

You can also use hyphens in your domain names but it's usually better not to as users many times forget to type the hyphens which means they end up at another webiste that isn't yours.

However, it is a good idea to register your primary domain name using hyphens just to protect your turf so to speak. For example, if your primary domain name is DenverRealEstate.com you should also register Denver-Real-Estate.com. This secondary domain can be forwarded to the same website as the primary domain so if someone does use it they end up at the same place.

Protecting Your Brand Name

If you are developing a brand and your domain name is part of that branding you may want to register the domain with the other extensions such as .net, .info, .us and .biz just so that no one else can register these names and infringe on your branding. It's cheap insurance that can give you peace of mind.

Domains for Niches

You can also register additional names for specific niches such as a subdivision like HighlandsRanchHomes.com or a type of property like DowntownLofts.com. These names can then be forwarded to a specific page on your website that is about that niche.

Don't forget to register your own name, for example, JoeBrown.com - you never know when this could come in handy and of course there will only be one domain available like this in the whole world.

If you'd like more tips on domain name ideas go here – more domain name ideas.

Registering Your Domains

Once you find a domain name you like just set up an account at www.CayDomains.com and place your order for the one you chose. You can learn more about the services we offer in the section below.


CayDomains Value-Added Services

Purchasing a domain name from www.CayDomains.com provides more free value-added features, are easier to manage and are backed by a knowledgeable support team.

CayDomains is the best place to maximize value for all your domain names. We have an unequaled service set for your domains which is included FREE OF CHARGE with each domain name registration. Here is the list of some of those great features.

100 Email Forwarding Addresses:

  • Create up to 100 personalized email addresses and forward them to other email addresses
  • Create a catch-all (wildcard) email address
  • No advertising is added to forwarded emails

Web/URL Forwarding/Framing:

  • Forward/Redirect or Frame your domain name to any other URL/website on the web

DNS Services:

  • Increase the speed and performance of your website by using our geographically dispersed name servers.
  • Real-time DNS updates (Dynamic DNS)
  • Create up to 100 "hosts", or sub-domains, under your name
  • Join the over one million hosts currently served by our name servers
  • Create a catch-all sub-domain domain
  • Setup all your DNS records: A, MX, CNAME

Name Portfolio Management:

  • Securely keep all your domains in one place
  • Organize them, sort them, lock them, configure them
  • Track when they are about to expire and automatically renew your domains before they do
  • Monitor and list your historical transactions from your account
  • Push names into other CayDomains accounts
  • Change whois information

Parking Page:

  • Park your domain name for free until you are ready to start building your site.

Other FREE Services:

  • Bulk purchases: Let us register your list of names with one click (use the list wizard)
  • We accept multilingual/international domain name registrations (use list register under the list wizard - This feature doesn't yet support domain checks). View your international domain names in your account in their native language character set
  • Top-level-domain selection: We offer registrations in all the popular TLDs. For a full list and pricing see the pricing page
  • Name selection (spinning): Can't find the name you want? Use the NameSpin to check a number of name combinations and generated suggestions simultaneously
  • And more...

Register your domain names today at: www.CayDomains.com