How can I present my site professionally?
Very few companies these days do not have some form of internet presence - even if
it is just a free email account. Companies like
have made it possible to get online at very little cost. This is definately a good thing.
However, as a business you have to ask yourself whether an email address like
firstname.lastname@example.org (or a web address like
www.mycompany.freeserve.co.uk) is the best way to promote yourself.
There is a popular misconception that registering your own domain is either complicated or expensive.
In fact, moving to email@example.com and
www.mycompany.co.uk should cost you only around £10 (payable every
two years), and will take no more than 30 minutes of your time to set up.
The biggest problem is usually that your preferred choice of domain name is already in use by
someone else - a problem that will only get worse the longer you put it off.
Quarella can, and do, offer website hosting and domain
registration and transfer as part of a complete internet solutions package. However, for those who
prefer the DIY approach, but are scared off by a fear of the unknown, we're providing short guides to
domain registeration to get you started:
- Using 123-reg.co.uk.
We recommend 123-reg for a range of reasons
including price, service and ease of use, and regularly use them ourselves. A guide to setting
up a domain with them can be found here.
- Using freeparking.co.uk. We no longer recommend using
Freeparking (for no particular reason other than prefering 123-reg) but this guide
remains here for anyone who is interested.
You can also use our domain name generator to help you find the domain name of your choice, and more importantly
it will allow you to see whether the domain you want is available for purchase.