Unlocking The Mystery of Domains: A Beginner’s Guide, Part 1 of 2

23 Responses

  1. Eleanor Hope says:

    Hi CJ,
    This is great information for people starting online and is a great giveaway or checklist on the journey to creating an online presence.

  2. Hi CJ,
    This was a great read and so helpful! You made so clear and easy to understand why and how to get a domain. I especially liked how you painted a picture of the domain being like a home address and how it plays out in relation to the internet. It can seem daunting when it comes to doing anything online like this but you made it very easy and so many people will find this useful! Thanks 🙂

  3. Sasha says:

    Hi CJ, Your blog post does a great job of explaining domains in a simple and easy-to-understand way. I like how you compared them to street addresses in a city—it really helps paint a clear picture.
    You made some excellent points about why having a domain is important for anyone looking to start an online business. I especially liked how you stressed that having your own domain adds professionalism and control to your online presence.
    Your tips for choosing a domain name are super helpful, especially for beginners. I appreciate that you shared your own experiences to highlight the importance of taking your time with this decision.
    I’m excited to learn more about purchasing domains

  4. Nathan says:

    Well, I don’t think I got the short and simple down – I named my domain after I named my brand which had more to do with Facebook and Youtube marketing. And I suppose I’m going for the Engelbert Humperdinck effect, which is to say having a name a bit odd, which makes it stick in your mind. I’m also hoping the allusion to Masters of the Universe, will help people associate with something else that may be stuck in their mind, and so if they can’t remember my brand name exactly they’ll sort of remember the idea. Coming up with a brand and domain name is not easy.

    • CJ says:


      It can be tough sometimes coming up with a domain name. Over the next couple weeks we will be diving into some other things to consider when choosing a domain name. As indicated in the post branding is very important aspect of choosing a domain name. You need to consider avatars, where your avatars resides and how your community will identify with the brand.

      I would be interested in seeing how your domain name and branding work out.

      Keep me posted

  5. Steve Moore says:

    Hi CJ, many thanks for a great post highlighting what many starting out need to consider when registering a domain name

    • CJ says:


      Thanks for the comment and your welcome. It really is a basic concept that anyone starting out needs to know. Often people skip the basics and assume that people already know them. Just as import is being able to explain the basics in away that people can relate to. May this information help you or someone you know.


  6. Alan Lim says:

    Hi CJ,
    Great article about what a domain name really is. Just want to add another tip. Make sure your domain name doesn’t have an unintentional inappropriate meaning.

    • CJ says:


      Great addition to the list of things to consider when choosing a domain name. There is a lot of slang out there that doesn’t translate well to other cultures. This can lead to misunderstandings that hurt your brand and reputation.

      Thanks again for the added tip.

  7. Phil Ramage says:

    Hi CJ,

    Great blog, as usual. It could have fitted in very well to my current series of blog posts which is entitled “Required Basic Computer Knowledge Demystified”.

    • CJ says:


      Yes, it would fit in well. Perhaps we can do a blog swap with this post for your followers. I have read the series you are putting out on the basics. Keep it up people need to understand those basics. Once they understand them it will make their journey a little smoother.

      Keep push through, I am there with you my friend.

  8. Hi CJ,
    This was a great blog post! I wish I had something like this to go by when I was trying to figure out which Domain would be the best one for me. There’s a lot of valuable information here. Thank you!

    • CJ says:


      I couldn’t agree more. I to wish I had this information on domains when I started out. It would have saved me time and money. As I pointed out SJ and I purchased domains we never used. This was a waist but id did allow us to learn from our mistakes. I want to share this information so others would have to make the same ones we did.

      Have an awesome day.

  9. Sarah Goulding says:

    This is so valuable! I wish I read this before picking mine… a subject that doesn’t get enough attention. Thank you so much for writing this. Incredibly useful for my next business!

    • CJ says:


      I am glad you found value in the post and found it useful. You are correct that often times the basics are overlooked and given minimal attention. I have had to learn NEVER assume that people know something. It is better to cover it than to leave others behind that do not understand the concept. Stay tuned in for part 2 on purchasing a domain name.


  10. CJ, this is a topic that doesn’t get near enough attention with the new affiliate marketer. I certainly didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about this however after reading this post, I wish I could go back in time and read it then! Valuable information that I plan to save as a reference for the future.

    • CJ says:


      It definitely is something that needs to be address. I kept buying domain names till I found one that we wanted to stick with. I don’t advise anyone to take this approach. Please do save it as reference. Also, feel free to cross post it for your followers.

      Gland this post was helpful and useful.

  11. Atif Perwiz says:

    CJ, thanks for this brilliant blog. I love how you’ve laid out the basics of domains the benefits of them why we need them and everything else. Very useful reference material which I will be looking at again. Many people don’t have the basic understanding and they need articles like this to refer to. Well done I hope you are well. Thanks, Atif

    • CJ says:


      Thanks for the complement. One of the things people forget sometimes is the basics. Like in any sport, often times the coach requires them to go back to the basics before they move forward. Online marketing is no different. If someone is just starting our or a seasoned marketer it’s alway good to go back to the basics.

      I am glad you found useful. May it help you in journey.

  12. I’ve had many domain names, too many to list and bore you here. The one I currently am running with now is possible the most uninteresting name of all. My favorite is Tomaso’s Last Breath where I chronicle my spiritual journey after my husband died of Covid-19. I wasn’t selling anything. I was just telling my story.

    • CJ says:


      It’s easy to get overloaded with domain names. If you are anything like myself I am aways thinking up new ventures and what domain to use for them. Then before you know it you have a long list of domains that you’ve purchased. I am deeply sorry about your husband. One good thing is that while you were journalling your journey you were learning a skill that will transfer over to affiliate marketing.

      Like your spiritual journey, I am starting a new quest call wheelchair warrior. This will be my journey from being in wheelchair and bed bound to being able to walk and get fit again. This will be a long road.

      Kate, my many thoughts go with on your journey.

  13. Marc says:

    Hi CJ,
    Great blog post. Definitely worth taking the time to find a domain name that best reflects your business or idea.
    Then again, situations may change and, like big businesses in the past (think YouTube being a dating service), you may want to change your name – with exceptions!
    A great website name is definitely worth its weight in gold!

    • CJ says:


      When it comes to domains you are correct. You can change your domain at a later date if you decide to. As You pointed out some of the big household names have done it successfully. However, before changing it take into consideration you may lose some clients in the transition.

      Thanks for the comment and input.

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