You need www.yourcompany.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to establish your business identity on the Internet
Register a Domain
A domain name is an identification on the Internet. Typically domain names is chosen based on company, brand, product. For example jivrus.com is the domain name based on our company Jivrus Technologies.
Domain registration is an act of reserving / acquiring domain name from domain name registrar.
Domain name registrar is a company that manages reservation of domain names.
When you need a domain name, you need to approach the domain name registrar to reserve domain name for you. Typically there is a fee associated with the domain name registration. The fee varies on type of the domain name, duration of registration, privacy, hosting or any other added services that you take.
Typical business domain comes with .com extension like jivrus.com
Key Criteria for choosing Domain Registrar
Performance and Fast loading/ redirection
Intuitive and easy to use GUI
Unlimited DNS entries
Free or discounted price to start
1. GoDaddy (www.godaddy.com)
GoDaddy is a popular domain registrar.
We have registered several domains for ourselves and for our clients in godaddy.com
Easy to get started.
The domain management GUI is not very intuitive for beginners to do advanced settings.
2. Google Domains (domains.google.com)
♡ Our Preferred Choice ♡
Google has recently (2015) launched it's own domain registration service. Though it is in beta (Google is known to keep beta tag for several years on some of it's products), the process is incredibly simple and easy to use for new comers.
Due to the ease of use and tight integration with other Google services, of late, we started using Google's domain registration service and we recommend it to our clients.
Other Popular Domain Registrars
We are not using them. Feel free to explore if you need, but I feel it is not necessary for small business.
Note: You can always transfer your domain from one registrar to other later if you need to.
Get Your Domain Email
It will be authentic and professional to have email id email@example.com rather than firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com when interacting with your customers or potential customers.
You can get email hosted by your
domain registrar or
as part of an office solution or
a separate mail hosting provider
In some cases, the domain registrar go above and beyond to provide you mail hosting, web hosting, databases, etc. It may be easy to start there, but take an informed decision on how scaleable it is.
I suggest you read more before jumping to decision.