One of the questions I get asked most when someone is starting their website is “How do I choose a domain name?” (For an easy explanation of what a domain name is, read The basic building blocks of any website
Your first step is to decide just how important it is to use your actual business name as your domain name.
Let's look at a real business to put this into perspective...
Once your website has been built, it has to be hosted. Secure, reliable hosting is essential for a successful website.
To make it possible for your website to be seen by anyone anywhere in the world at any time of the day or night, it must be hosted on a computer that is connected to the internet 24 hours a day. This simply means that your site is “stored” on a server that is always connected to the internet and that whenever anyone requests it, they are directed to that server.