I am willing and able to manage most aspects of your websites for you. However, it is best that you register and keep control of your domain name yourself. Your domain name is an important part of your business and should be independent of any website management and hosting arrangements that you have in place. And, if you want to set up business email accounts that use your domain, it is again better to maintain control of these accounts yourself. As with your domain name, it is wise to keep email accounts separate from web hosting. That way, they will keep working even if there is a problem with your site in the future or you decide to take it down. But, the good news is, once you have registered your domain and set up email, you usually don’t have to fuss with these accounts unless you want to make changes. And, don’t worry if all that is new to you. It’s quite straightforward and I can guide you through each step if required.

Getting Your Domain Name

To work, your website will need a domain name (web address). If you don’t already have a domain name for your business, you will need to register one. If you are not sure how to do this, I can suggest suitable domain names, recommend a domain supplier and provide instructions for registering your domain. You will need to pay a yearly or two-yearly fee to register your domain. Domain fees vary depending on what type of domain you need but are generally under $20 per year for standard domains. Once you have registered your domain, I will need access to the domain account so that I can point the domain to your website.

Creating Business Email Addresses

Once you have registered your domain, you may want to create one or more email addresses that use the domain. For example, you could have an email address such as “sales@yourdomain.com”. You could also set up individual emails for each of your staff if required. For example, “staffmembername@yourdomain.com” This can add a professional touch to your business communications. I highly recommend Google G Suite for email. G Suite works just like Google’s free Gmail service but allows you to use your own domain name and provides a number of other business-related benefits as well. G Suite costs around $5 per user per month. Once you have created your G Suite account, you will need to configure your domain settings so that email points to your domain name. I can help you get that set up if required.

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