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Why should I buy a Domain Name?
There are many reasons to buy a domain name, and with the recent drop in prices, getting your own domain name is more affordable than ever.
Domain names build credibility on the Web
If your site is just a personal homepage set up for fun or as a hobby, you don't actually need a domain name. But you'll still find it easier to get your site noticed and for people to remember where it is if you register a domain.
Domain names are portable
Domain names can be used to give yourself a unique, permanent email address
Domain names improve your promotion chances and therefore your site's "visibility" on the Web
There are various reasons for these policies, but for our purposes it really doesn't matter WHY the search engines and directories are doing this - the fact is that they ARE! As the Web continues to grow at a breakneck pace, the situation is bound to get worse for sites that do not have their own domain names.
Domain names produce a feeling of professionalism
Sadly, it really doesn't matter what you or I think about this, as a certain amount of prejudice has already built up against commercial sites without their own domain names... So while you CAN be successful with a free site or an ISP-hosted site, you can be MORE successful with your "own" site.
Domain names are easier to remember
The top URL is where the "mysite" website used to live before it was allocated its own domain name. After being set up with a domain name, traffic to the site will increase dramatically in a short period of time. It is clear that people will remember the URL and will come back to the site to visit.
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