A domain name is the address of your website that people type in the browser’s URL/address bar to visit your website.
In other words, if your website was a house, then your domain name will be its address.
The domain name for Jessica Sutherland Design is jessicasuther.land.
Domain names include an extension, such as .com, .com.au, .org, .net, .me, and hundreds of others.
Domain registrant information is publicly accessible by a WHOIS lookup. This is required by the international industry regulator, ICANN. As a result, this can lead to unsolicited scam calls from this data, so we recommend enabling privacy protection on your domain.
A good domain name registrar won’t charge for this service.
It’s important you don’t provide false contact information on your domain registration. Domains are audited, and if discovered, your account could be suspended.
Always buy domain names from companies that specialize in selling them, not website builders like Shopify or Squarespace. Don’t add any bundles, website hosting or other accessories to your purchase, either.
We recommend the following domain name providers: They offer the best prices, quality of service and customer support.
We love Google Domains, with free privacy protection, and reliable DNS on Google Infrastructure.
Porkbun is quite a unique registrar, with a ginormous selection of extensions and personalised customer support.
Namecheap has some great sales, a wide range of extensions and excellent prices.
Hover is a smaller and more focused company, offering bulk discounts and good customer service.
The price of a domain name depends on what extension you choose. A .com, .com.au or other basic extensions will cost $10-$20 for 1 years registration. If you purchase multiple years at once, there may be a discount.
If your domain name is taken, you can hire a broker to purchase it from the current owner. But, if you held the copyright before it was registered, you should consult a lawyer.
Premium domain names may be enlisted on marketplaces for prices much higher than the retail rates.
Keep an eye out for sales, especially around black Friday, Christmas and the end of the financial year.
Business groups, chambers of commerce and other organizations also give away domain names sometimes.