Domain names are crucial if you want to get any users to your website. A good domain name gets your site a ton of benefits like greater online visibility and a boost to your brand identity.
Because domain names are so important, the web hosting pros from HostingTribunal created an infographic with all the essential things to know about domain names!
As you are about to see, this infographic starts by breaking down domain names into three elements — the top level domain (TLD), the actual domain, and the subdomain. TLDs later get a section of their own and are thoroughly explained.
This is followed by a domain name timeline. It covers all the most important events that shaped what domain name are today. Here you can find everything from the invention of domain names, over the privatization of the domain name system, to the different US policies on domain name usage.
There is also a section on the domain name life-cycle. It covers all the phases the domain name goes through if you don’t renew its registration. This is important as once a domain name passes expiry, it gets significantly more difficult and expensive to restore it.
Following this are a series of interesting facts and stats concerning domain names. There are also some fun stories, including how Google almost lost its domain name.
Finally, no domain name infographic would be complete without a list of top domain name registrars. Spoiler alert: GoDaddy is at the top with over 57 million registered domain names. You can also find out how many millions the most expensive domain name costs.
There’s also some interesting info on the most expensive domain names and the influence domain names have on SEO.
All in all, if you’re looking for a comprehensive resource on domain names, this infographic is for you. Follow it and you’ll find out everything you need to know before registering your first domain name.