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A domain is your brand and as you establish yourself as a brand or an authority in any niche it is very important that get a domain that represents you and your business as a brand.

In the same way that Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook and Apple are brands that we have come to know, as your move forward with your business you will be building out yourself as a brand/authority within your given niche.

In this video I am going to be walking you through the process of researching and coming up with your domain name. We are going to be using a free service called NameMesh to help us out with this.

Then we are going to be leveraging SiteDomains to find and purchase the domain name, upon which time it will instantly be ready for us to build out our website on.

To access SiteDomains and purchase your domains, you can head here:

==> SiteDomains - The Ultimate Domain Experience

**Note: After you purchase your domain, you will receive an email from domains@wealthyaffiliate.com with the title "IMMEDIATE VERIFICATION required for yourdomain.com". You will want to open that email and VERIFY your email address.

If you have any questions about choosing a brand name for your domain name or you need any help with SiteDomains, please leave your comments/questions below.

Also, if you want to run your domain name idea by us and get community feedback for your domain before you purchase it, please leave it below in the comments and we will be happy to give you feedback and advice.

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CDarling1 Premium
I misunderstood the instructions in Level 2 question one. I bought the Domain Name before watching the next video. I bought the name from Go Daddy. Instead of getting "healthandwellness.com, I got healthandwellnesscom.com. Anything I can do? Dot com is already taken I think by me. It was in the cart. When I tried to buy it I received an error message. When I tried to retrieve it, the name was already taken. They gave me the latter name. I did not notice until I had already purchased it. What shouId I do? Hope the question make sense. Thank you.
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Cherryl -- happy new year!

Once a domain name has been purchased & the transaction is completed --- the purchase is essentially non-refundable nor can the name be changed. it is as is. All (domain sellers) companies observe this policy. If the domain name is available, then, purchase it.

However, in future, you might want to be a bit more careful when making such a purchase as it's pretty much a done deal --

At this point, the only option is to make another purchase of the one you really want if it is available

Or suggest, build your siterubix site first while completing the amazing WA training and once your site starts to get traffic then move it over to a purchased domain name site.....

Perhaps the following may be of assistance to you regarding the selection of a domain name for your consideration: all the best for 2019, cheerio ... ⭐️🎈
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CDarling1 Premium
Difficult lesson to learn. I'm not tech savvy and sometimes I make these kind of errors. Was in such a hurry to make the purchase that I did not scrutinize. Anywho, I vow to be more carefull from now on.
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keishalina9 Premium
... it's ok .... i did a similar thing and bought two -- much too early on ... lol ... so i can relate! ...

yes, agree with you -- this website biz building takes an aptitude for 'attention to detail' kind of work effort ... it doesn't necessarily suit everyone as we are all unique with different capabilities, interests and aptitudes ....

however, the WA platform is amazing and yes, success can be achieved for an ongoing passive revenues as evidenced by some of the WA member blogs ... and i've seen it work for me as a well -- tiny credits that is ... so it's real!

just take it easy with the step-by-step training -- ask questions along the way -- the community loves to answer questions ...

all the best, cheerio .... ⭐️🎈
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CDarling1 Premium
You are right. Attention to detail is not mu strong suite. I better catch on fast tho. LoL
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GeorgeAnder1 Premium
I am looking for a domain name as I just went premium. Kyle mentions "apple" and "google" as brandable names. Does he mean, The Domain name should be general and more flexible. Does my website contain three or more niches under one roof? Say my niche is piano tuning tools and another one is piano keyboards and yet another is ukuleles.
Should they work better as individuals or would they be more powerful as one site?
I am thinking of musicianshipskills.com or MusicianbyGeorge.com
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keishalina9 Premium
hi George! ... it's all good!

when you're working on your first ever niche and in becoming an authority on-line, to get to success, one needs to build very narrow and deep, extremely deep vs wide and varied ...

and as far as the domain name goes -- it should be grammatically correct and one that you are very, very happy with ... tip: if your name George is already a brand name and well-recognized by your audience, then, yes, continue building with that brandable name ... of course, as the website on-line biz owner, the decision is ultimately yours to take ...

hope this helps with your considered thinking on this lesson .. all the best, cheerio ... 😊
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Foxhenley Premium
I want to suggest you don't rush into purchasing because you can't change it if you get it wrong.

If you are sure of the basic idea, run it through a Keyword Tool!

Double check your spelling!

God Bless and Good Luck😃
Janice
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JackieSmith Premium
Hi George,
First of, congratulations on going Premium! You have made a wise decision.

Great question ...

You should have one niche per website - do not mix niches.

However, your piano tuning tools and piano keyboards are related so they can be one website e.g if you write posts of recommended keyboards, you can also link to a post on how to tune your keyboards.

Doing so will increase your ranking as interlinking posts on a single website is great for SEO purposes - as it will keep visitors on your site by them going from post to post.

Looking at the domain names you have chosen, I think Kyle mentioned this (or maybe Jay in his training) on how domain names can be misinterpreted.

The first domain can be read as musicians hip skills or musicians hips kill - I know you mean musicianship skills - however, you have to be careful as this can be interpreted in several ways.

I like musicianbygeorge.com - it has your name and is brandable. Also because you are not specific - you can go into different areas such as sheet music for pianos, cleaning equipment for pianos as you build out your content.

Let me know if you still have questions.

Hope this helps.
Jacqueline
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andrea87ms Premium
Hello Kyle,

Thank you for this video. I'm thinking about using my name and last name for my domain. However, it's already taken by other people with the same name, but those sites don't appear on the first results when you type them on Google. I could use .net or .org to have my own one but would like to hear your opinion. Do you think it would be convenient?
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Vickic3 Premium
. net will be ok , but not . org and this is more for an organization
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andrea87ms Premium
Thank you! There is also .co.uk, or just .co.
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Vickic3 Premium
you are welcome and all the best growing your future online
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andrea87ms Premium
All the best to you too!
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tomweith Premium
Hello Doug. I'm a new guy....and I have been lost from the get go. It seems to me that Kyle could have designed a method to get started (for dummies like me) that would be quite simple to like a simple outline 1.2.3.4...but such is not the case. I decided on a domain name. What should I do to register this domain name. Thank you for your help in this matter. Tom
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Kyle Premium
When you choose a domain, you are going to want to choose something that is "brandable" versus something that has keywords within it. The reason this is the case is because as you build out your website, you can target as many keywords as you like within the content (that is how you will rank).

I have created a discussion here outlining the process and what to look for when choosing a domain name: This should help you out here and if you ever want to run any domains by me, simply let me know and I will give you some feedback.

PS. You can host up to 25 of your own domains here within the Premium membership on our state of the art hosting platform. :)
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nadaso Premium
Hello Kyle,
I have a problem with the system and I wish to have a solution. I have followed all the steps to buy a domain name but it happens that my credit card has been debited by WA but I still do not have any results. After the transaction online, WA rejected the offer but still went ahead to debit my card. how do I have a refund for that since I still do not have a web site? Thanks for your prompt reaction
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Ekwe,

I can understand you are a tic frustrated but by my knowledge things at WA are always sorted out nicely. Kyle is a busy young man but he always answers, just have a little patience.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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nadaso Premium
thanks. I am quite reassured cos since 02 days this is the first answer I have gotten from my query
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Scorpionsrus Premium
I have just been on namemesh and the domain name that I wanted is available, with a .com.au extension for Australia, however when I go into the WA site the .au extension isn't available. I see a lot of references to ensuring that I use a .com domain, but does it matter if I add the .au. I will have to purchase the domain through namemesh if this is the case for a slightly higher fee, but i'm not concerned about that. Just want to do the correct thing from the go.
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feigner Premium
wher are your target audience - if they are in australia then fine - but if they are in the usa then your site probably will not be shown to them.
the .au localises your site to a country, it will be shown to the rest of the world, but will not rank as highly as a straight .com.
you will also be possibly losing visitors to the straight .com site as that is where most people will go - are they in the same niche as you?
try leannamesearch.com to see if there are any more names similar.
try also godaddy for purchase and set the dns to here if you cannot buy through wa.
good luck with your choice.
phil
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Wayne23 Premium
I seem to be a bit confused here. I updated to premium right off the bat and went ahead and purchased a domain. to go along with my website, and have worked through everything up to this point. Is what you are talking about here for the ones that have just updated and are just getting a domain or do I need to buy another? If so why did I do all that other work?
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baileyjb Premium
I did the same thing. You only need to buy a domain at this point if you haven't already done so.
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Wayne23 Premium
thank you very much. Thought for a minute there I was loosing it.
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xlhypnosis Premium
If you registered your domain name with another company and you want to host your website with someone else (WA for instance) then you have to point your DNS to your new Website host.
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Whatknots Premium
Hi I looked up a domain name that I would like to purchase but it is taken (sad face) so I looked at another option which was the same initial name but with a co.nz extension rather than .com This came in at $39.99 not the usual $13.99 - Is there a reason for this? Why does New Zeland have the right to charge more to have its name in my domain.....
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FreeReignDev Premium
I would avoid purchasing a site with that extension. Especially while starting out, it is going to be more difficult to look credible (regardless of the fact that you are) if you use something other than a .com (or maybe a .org or .net).

Even while working as a web developer, we always avoided hosting unless it was a .com. In general, people have come to understand .com as the standard. A site is universally recognized as a website if it is a .com. There will be no confusion this way.

Is there a way you could tweak the domain name a little bit?
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Whatknots Premium
Hi
Yes Im working on tweeking the name abit. My question was actually aimed at - what makes .co.nz so special..... that it should be $39.99 Im still getting my head around all these dots.... lol I know I live in a great place in the world - New Zealand but does that give them the right to charge more?
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GORDONHAIRS2 Premium
DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE A SITE DOMAIN SINCE I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER, AND I HAVE NOT FINISHED THE TRAINING YET. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I CAN USE THE FREE SITERUBIX DOMAIN THEN TRANSFER ALL INFORMATION TO A PAID FOR SITE DOMAIN LATER AFTER I START MAKING PROFITS.
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keishalina9 Premium
yes ... :)
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Robert-A Premium
Of course you can and its always best to use the free SiteRubix to practice with.

Create your SiteRubix and when you are ready its very easy to transfer it to your own domain.
Enjoy your Tuesday.
Robert-A
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RCoppersmit1 Premium
That is allowed, even suggested.
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ACornacchio Premium
Hi

I have a question, will I not be able to make money off the 25 siterubix.com sites I pay for as a premium member? I understand the .com world so I see how that could be the case. Yet I don't understand why even have the siterubix.com sites if they serve no purpose. Also am I able to finish the full training without having to purchase any domains? Lastly, if so am I able to transfer the work I have done through training to the .com site once purchased?

Thanks!!!!
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Robert-A Premium
Yes you will be able to transfer from a free SitRubix to your own Domain.
The 25 free SiteRubix enables you to create those 25 sites for free with free hosting and then you can transfers those to your own Domains as well.
However you are only allowed one of your own Domains free hosting, all the others you have to pay for hosting.
So worth bearing in mind those 25 free SiteRubix until you ca n afford the paid hosting.
Hope this answers your questions.
Robert-A
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mystyle Premium
HiAcornacchio

To answer your question . you won't be able to finish the training with the site rubix domain but you have to purchase your own domain in google... It can depend on how much money you have to host that domain. As for me i am hosting the .com for one year at around $14.
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wwkit626 Premium
you can transfer all work done on your website to your own purchased domain anytime. the old website will just redirects the link to your new website.

search engines trust & rank a purchased domains better than a free domain. so you are more likely to be found in the search result. when you can be easily found in he search result, you can have a good traffic of visitors coming to your website just by search engine searches.

I guess it is hard for the free website to depend on search engine.

correct me if I am wrong.
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Loes Premium
Yes, you can tranfer your siterubix subdomain any time to a dot com domain, no problem. It's a fact that subdomain names are ranking harder than dot com owned domain names, it depends also on what you write about.
But it's very well possible to rank with a siterubix domain name too.
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Loes Premium
Can you explain this sentence to me, Robert?
However you are only allowed one of your own Domains free hosting, all the others you have to pay for hosting.
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CalvinC Premium
Hi,

siterubix.com is better suited for training purpose only if you want to make progress fast is better to have your own domain name.

A domain name is pretty cheap on WA, something about $13, for this little investment, you will have a full website, ready to deploy for success.

I don't suggest you use siterubix.com even at the beginning, start with your own domain, it will be a lot easier, don't need to move your website or anything.
You will save yourself a lot of time.

This is just my point of view though.

Calvin
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Robert-A Premium
Ho Loes
As far as I am aware wealthy affiliate will only give you free hosting for one of your own and you have to pay for the rest.
But you can have hosting for all your SiteRubix sites because they are Sub-Domains and belong to WA
Its been this way ever since I joined.
If it has changed since then I have not heard of it.
Robert
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Loes Premium
I have 3 owned domains, and I am not paying a dime extra, as far as I know, there are 25 owned domain names included in the hosting.
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Robert-A Premium
Its news to me Loes.
What about the otherDomains you own or the SiteRubix ones.
Do you still have to pay for them?
Has there been a notification in the last 2 or 3 years coz this news to me and I have always stuck to one of my own Domains since I joined because of this.
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Loes Premium
I have 5 siterubix, and 3 .coms and I host them all here, no extra cost, besides the 13,99 I pay for each dot com domain
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Robert-A Premium
Ok Loes, I stand corrected and will now think more about having more of my own Domains.
Take care.
Robert
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LorrieP Premium
You can transfer siterubix sites to a purchased domain at anytime. The purpose fo the siterubix sites is to help you get your nice idea up and going. These are free sites owned by WA, the domain sites you own. The siterubix sites are also good if you are working on a website for a potential client. You then control the access to the site until they purchase their domain.

Hope this helps, if not, let me know.
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BetterDays2C Premium
You would purchase one domain for each "niche" that you pick. Each one would be a separate website. Also, I saw where you were mentioning buying all extentions. I don't think that is necessary unless you have a really hot name or something that could compete with you. We recently bought a domain and it turned out to be extremely popular. We went back a few days later to buy the dot org. and it was gone! We did snap up the dot net. though. We might be able to use it for another site or we might sell it down the road for a profit. Just depends how it goes. You will have to make that distinction for yourself. We may put the same business idea on both, but each would have its own purpose. We are thinking that websites go out in different directions and attract different contacts. To keep people from getting confused, I may put one under my name with my picture and my husband can do one with his name and his picture?? We are still on the fence. Good Luck and Take Care.
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adenisegreen Premium
In the past when my husband and I owned a brick and mortar company we always bought all associated domains for our website the .com,.net,.org etc. to reduce the chance of competition and unwanted negative associations. How do people in the marketing community feel about this?

Also how does this effect that fact you can only have 25 websites? Is that 25 hosted active websites or 25 purchased domains? If this works out well long term for me I can see having 10+ active websites and if you have purchased 3 domains for each I don't want that to be a limiting growth factor.

Thanks in your advance for the help.
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keishalina9 Premium
hi there -- if you're Premium -- you can actually have up to a total of 50 sites -- 25 free (siterubix) & 25 paid domain sites... hope this helps... all the best for every success, cheerio... :)
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realityshifter Premium
I really think that purchasing .net, .org, .info, etc of your domain name to protect is just a marketing ploy by domain registrars. It is the content of yout site that will count ultimately. Visitors might initially be confused between your website and another with the same name but with a different extension. But they are not dumb. If there is something about your site that they really like, they will learn to differentiate it.
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Eddlad Premium
I don't like the idea of jumping training posts but, having spare websites available I can purchase a domain name when I know more of what I am doing. I notice the next post is transferring from one to the other is featured so it can go hand in hand at a later date.
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amanqureshy Premium
Good morning, afternoon, evening - I hope you all are well.
I just purchased a domain and received an email to verify my email address. When I click on the link I get the following message:

'Sorry, this verification link is no longer valid due to one of the following reasons:
The contact change has already been verified'

I have not verified my email address before, as it is the first time I am buying a domain. Am I missing something here?

Many thanks,
AQ
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smartketeer Premium
Hi AQ,

It could be a simple system error .. I guess you bought it via WA using the same email address that you used for your WA account

Go to the site manager, try to log in, and select the users menu from the admin toolbar. If everything is OK you should appear as admin with the correct email address associated ...

Regards,
Zed
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amanqureshy Premium
Hi Zed, I will check it out - let's hope it works. (Yes, it is the same email address as the one I used to sign up with WA.)

Thanks man,

Aman
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JerryHuang Premium
Hope it's going well Aman! If you still have any problem with that, just shoot SiteSupport a ticket and they'll be able to help!
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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realityshifter Premium
Looking at the replies from my previous questions, I am not sure now what is being ranked by the search engines. In case my post or article on a particular subject or item appears on page number one of a Google search, what has been ranked high? Is it my website in its totality or the page/post that deals with the subject matter?
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Jukkah Premium
The search engines will likely rank you post or page for the keyword you are aiming at. How ever they evaluate your whole website by relevance to the keyword. You can actually have several of your posts (or other content) ranked on search engines first page for the same keyword on a low competition niche. It's also possible your domain name is a keyword and will rank several posts for that keyword.
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katkatskitchen Premium
every post and page is ranked differently
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SherryWilton Premium
Ok I got my article written but I haven't published it yet because I would like someone to read it over and make sure I don't have something in there that I shouldn't. Not sure how to go about getting someone to help me with this. thanks in advance. SherryW.
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Dygie-Reds Premium
You don't have to let a physical person read over your content. Once you check the grammar with the abc grammar checker button, make your corrections and click publish. The system will automatically check your content for you before publishing. Once it goes through and published you're fine. Just go to wordpress back office to edit as you please.
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davehayes Premium
Very good answer.
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Dygie-Reds Premium
Thank you!
Glad I could help out.
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SherryWilton Premium
Hi Kyle,
I went ahead and purchased the domain name. a couple things happened I don't understand.
1, I got the email , but it wouldn't accept my verification as it claimed WA already had done so.
2, Next I went to transfer the domain to WA, and it asks also for some "Code" which I don't know what that is, or where to get it?
So I'm now not sure what to do next about this .. so I will just continue with the lessons until I get a reply from you..


thanks in advance Kyle,
Cheers , Sherry
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onmyownterms Premium
This message went to the community, not Kyle.If you purchased the domain elsewhere, you cannot transfer it for 60 days per ICANN rules. You can still host it here - just point the DNS to the WA nameservers of ns1.mywahosting.com and ns2.mywahosting.com
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SherryWilton Premium
no, I purchased the domain here.
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onmyownterms Premium
If that's the case, it's already ready to go in SiteBuilder, just build the site.
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MThompson3 Premium
Just transferred my GODADDY domain to WA. How does the 60days wait affect my site?
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onmyownterms Premium
If you were able to transfer it, then you had already passed the 60 day mark.
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Kyle Premium
If you see your domain within the SiteDomains platform, you have claimed it:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains

You shouldn't need to add some "code"if you are buying a new domain.
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LesBaker53 Premium
Kyle, everything I stated in my last entry (below) is true. Except, I did buy my domain. I was not planning to. It is just that I like following the rules. "Do the lessons in order. Do not skip around. Complete all assignments."

So, there yo are! Sorry I wasted you time!
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LesBaker53 Premium
Kyle, I hope you read and respond to this question. Thanks!

I am a slow learner! As such I was planning to learn, and understand, what is involved before buying a domain. I know we were told where to go to buy the domain, but I am not sure how to get there! So many things I have learned so far that I need to become comfortable with. For instance what is the connection between keywords and posts? How do you add your key word in? Does the key word have to be mentioned in the article? I had even tried to ask you about these key words, but got a list of potential answer links. I read the first on and could not go back to the others without re-entering the question. Which I did not do!

See what I mean? I probably know these answers, but the information is not connected in my mind yet. X is known. So is Y. But they are separate. They need a connection. That takes some time. Nothing I need to do. I just have to wait a few days until I wake up one morning and say, "Duh, how stupid! Of course I get it now!"

I know it sounds weird. That is just how my mind integrates information. I respect the process. That is how I became a successful RN. I fail when I go beyond my mind's set speed.

So, will that be a problem?

I am still making these tasks off as completed as I do intend to buy the domain. And I want to progress in these lessons in order.

Let me know, please. I am dedicated, but slower than most!
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David58 Premium
Take as much time as you need to learn this. We don't put time limits on how long it take someone to learn the information. Just keep going over it and you will get it. Good luck

As far as keywords are concerned,

You choose one keyword phrase.

Make it your title for the page.

Write your post about the keyword phase.

Have the keyword phrase in the first paragraph.

Write the rest of the post naturally. Don't try to add any other keyword phrase. Google will sort out all of the keyword phrases by it self.

Write out a check list so you can check off each step until you get in your mind.

Hope this helps.

Dave
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Labman Premium
The best thing you can do is ask.

This training might help you to understand the link between a post and your keywords.
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LesBaker53 Premium
Dave, thank you. I did write out the list and have it by my laptop. You make it so easy. Lists are my easy follow along. This is great. Thank you, again!
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LesBaker53 Premium
Yes, it helps!
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LesBaker53 Premium
Dave, thanks! I do have the list written on a 3X5 card. Is the keyword what Google looks for and ranks me? If so that kind of makes sense. I will try this with index card in hand (Literally in hand!). I better do so more lessons first. None done in 2 days!
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David58 Premium
Just keep plugging along. Before you know it you will have it mastered.
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Kandi7088 Premium
I just purchased more than one domain and the only thing I was hoping the video would show was how to transfer a domain. I purchased one on my own outside of wealthy affiliate when I thought I could do this by myself..LOL What a joke that was! Anyways I would like to know how to transfer that domain. Other than I thought the video was great as usual.

Great Job Kyle!!!!
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Candace, sorry for the late reply to your query. Here is a link to a tutorial that will hopefully explain moving a domain. If you need to know more, just type in"transfer a domain" in the search bar and there are other helpful posts/tutorials there.

All the best,

Brian
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Kandi7088 Premium
Thank you so much!!!! I do so appreciate it!!!!
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BrianCh Premium
You're welcome and I hope that you find it helpful.

Brian
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RobertDoyle Premium
I understand the feeling. I almost did that, but then thought to myself, "Wait a minute, I do not think this screen came up for him in the video. Hmm...Let me see that video again." So I stopped in the middle of the purchase and watched the video again. Well, I hope you learned to transfer it and that all went well. Don't feel to bad. I have made a lot of mistakes, and I probably will make many more. I am just glad there are a lot of understanding people here willing to help.
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Atta83gurl Premium
Thank you for this information. I used Yahoo for my domains for several years because I started out with them. The renewal is so expensive - $23.50, without the privacy feature. The privacy is an extra cost. I look forward to buying my domains now through WA and enjoying the lower price with the privacy feature included.
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LElster Premium
Yes. I am so glad that the domains are much cheaper here on WA.
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Entrep2018 Premium
"choosing and buying a brandable domain site" video very informative and helpful in fine tuning ones "brand"....... that quality or niche that's gonna set my business above the next similar service...that has to stand out, be diifferent, yet simple enough to draw the attention of those specific group of persons in the world that are looking for that service or information. My business online is taking shape.....the start of greater things to come! Being a procrastinator in the past, with many tasks or responsibilities, I see WA and this environment as a major facet of my changing and maturing into being the person of completion and follow through that im called to be. Thx
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LElster Premium
Absolutely right! I can't wait till mine gets going!
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sigauke Premium
You can say that again ,quite great content.Am also a victim of procrastination but I have choose to refuse that path and do the the right way and WA is taking me step by step,am here to stay ,will go nowhere
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Marloo Premium
I learned HTML and tried to make my own website in 1999 and chose the available name Home2K.com but it got stolen as I was making the payment. Times have changed. My second domain BestwayPropertyServices.com was purchase in 2002 when my wife and I started my construction company. I built a low key website for our church back in 2006 and published my own BibleKnow.com website using Wordpress for the first time back in 2015 I think. Wordpress is the bomb. I have been messing with this for years as you can tell, but I never made any money directly from it. I truly never knew what I was doing. I just today bought a new domain based on the practice domain that I built here in Course 1. I am really excited to see where this is going to go. I have learned so many new things i never knew.
Y'all stick with these guys here...I'm tellin' ya. I wasted a lot of time on Youtube and other sites. But these guys have everything you need to know right here.
Marlo
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SeanGreentre Premium
Very interesting background Marlo. Great to hear that you have found the right solution here at WA. Best of luck with everything mate. Wishing you every success.

Sean
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sigauke Premium
True Marloo ,WA is the way to go,the problem out there is people want to be rich overnight and there are thugs who are taking advantage of that,in WA affiliate it takes a few months to make money but the resources and knowledge here is awesome.Its better to first equip yourself with knowledge than to rush without the know-how. You made a great decision fellow.
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fortune2018 Premium
My site's name doesn't have a .com available as is. I could put an s on the end but it does not make sense. However...if I put my name in front of my site name 'Mikes.......' .com is available. Would that make enough sense to people when they only see my site name after clicking on my link with my name in front of my site name?
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Mike, I'm not an authority on domain names but personally I don't see that it will be a problem. You are creating an identity with a domain name that features your first name. Perhaps you'd like to share the name with others beforehand.

Brian
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fortune2018 Premium
Yeah. I sent Kyle a message directly, asking him the same question. Turns out that I have to wait until Wednesday any way.
Maed a payment on my credit card but it's still not available. Hard time to find money to invest. It'll work out in the end.
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Enoaku Premium
Thank you kyle for that video, I must appreciate that you are really helping a whole lot of folks out here including me. Anyway just wanted to ask that with the domain name, am I going to have all the remaining lessons as in the premium membership or is the premium membership still necessary even after l had already purchased a domain name.
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WendiB1 Premium
So I took JamesAnders1's help and advice and purchased my own domain within Site Rubix. After I transferred my webpage. I really like the webpage I chose through Wordpress, only problem is I went to edit a few things also to download a couple of images I liked that relates to my niche. There is an edit button for the top image but not the bottom image and the images that keep popping up are not even close to my niche.
Can anyone help please!
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WendiB1 Premium
Hi Everyone,
I am not sure if I am missed something in the video I have watched it three times, but when you purchase your own domain where exactly does it go to? Google? Go Daddy? Bing?
I had almost had everything ready to purchase but I clicked on the Name Mesh site to purchase and it directed to Go Daddy, so I backed out and did not purchase (although it was cheaper).
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terryg247 Premium
You can purchase urls from Site Domain within the Site Rubix platform to the left
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JamesAnders1 Premium
Hi Wendi
Easy enough to miss...when you purchse a domain here in SiteRubix it's Hosted right here. It's your domain you own it and you can transfer it away anytime, hosting here is top notch.
I've owned domians in all the Godaddy NameCheep Hostgator etc...they may start out cheap but you'll find when renewing the prices jump. Here you get a lot for your money.

*So, to get underway, go to your siterubix tab where it say build your website here.

**It's the light blue tab 4th down from "Activity Dashboard" click and go to Site Domains...find registers & manage Domains.

**Open that.

***From there you'll see a search bar (it's got a magnifying glass in it) type in something you'd like for your domain name.

****A search will happen and you be given some suggestions to look at.

***** You'll see one you like if not repeat the search if so add it to cart and follow prompts to complete the purchase.

It'll go smothly for you...it always has for me. If not you can ask for more help.

James
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WendiB1 Premium
@JamesAnders1 Thank you for your help. I am sure I will be asking more questions.
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accad Premium
Terry and James are right. You can purchase here in Site Rubix: Site Manager or Site Domains.
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accad Premium
Hello Wealthy Affiliate Super Affiliates. I have started moving on our task with a newly bought domain name: websitebuilderfreesoftware. Created About, and Privacy Policy pages and posted my Wealthy Affiliate Review. Also tried a logo at Canva, see below, and this is how it looks:


I thought I have made a mistake in registering the domain and I am requesting WA Management to edit it but no response yet.

How are you doing with our training?
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JamesAnders1 Premium
I Like it Jimmy...looks clean.
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accad Premium
Thank you, James.
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BigKevSells Premium
My first niche is hot sauce and everything hot sauce including buying peppers and sauces, descriptions of chili peppers, various classifications/geographic influences for particular sauce styles, subscriptions to monthly clubs, etc. Essentially my aim is a hot sauce "melting pot" for chiliheads. Giving the term "chilihead" is becoming more popular, does it make sense to incorporate that name into the domain or stick to a domain name that encapsulates everything (or as close to everything) hot sauce? Converse among the community! Thanks!
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terryg247 Premium
It is always good to go with a term that your potential audience identifies with. Check out the domains and see if it is available or something close to it. Hot Sauces are definitely a strong niche as it seems every time I turn around there is another YouTube video dedicated to it
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BigKevSells Premium
I've become somewhat partial to www.essentialhotsauce.com. I think it the name can cover a wide range of topics within that niche. Yet I have my reservations on whether or not the name "pops" or can resonate in this niche.
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terryg247 Premium
what about chiliheadshotsauce.com it is available and ties in the two main keywords
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CandiGirl71 Premium
I have a small business named Whimsy Designs. I also have a related line called A Touch of Whimsy. My question is this: For my domain can I use "-Whimsy Designs" following my brand to show it is a division of Whimsy Designs?
i.e. my current webpages are: myamazonkindle-whimsydesigns@siterubix.com and handmadejewelryforyou-whimsydesigns@siterubix.com
Can I incorporate different brands in the same domain? In my opening statements on each webpage I explain what Whimsy Designs is and that it has several facets.
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JamesAnders1 Premium
I like your Branding "Whimsy Designs" to me it would seem you could incorporate all your "whimsy" sub-sets in and under that overall brand...I would. I've just checked whimsydesigns.com isn't available. But .org .net is.

See screen snip

Hope it helps
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Thank you for your reply, James. I appreciate your input. I was able to get WhimsyDesigns1.com
I am incorporating the others under that "mother" domain. Have a great day!

Wishing you lots of success!
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DebbieT004 Premium
I have another question in relation to the (I think they are called extensions) .com, .org etc. You say if you can't get the domain name you want with the .com to purchase it with the .org.

I just wanted to know how that works if two people have a website with the same domain name and the only difference is the extension. How does that work - I'm picturing in my head, for example: a shop with the name xyzbookshop.com and a shop with the name xyzbookshop.org how do you differentiate between the two of them especially if they are selling, promoting, blogging about the same thing?
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SongbirdDL Premium
I read something recently that has stuck to my mind. Can't remember where exactly but it stated that all the other extensions serve to drive traffic to the .com extension. Someone gave me their site name and when I went looking for it I could not find it and I later realized it was a .org and not a .com. I had naturally searched for the .com name.

Although visitors get to our sites through keyword research and ranking, such that it's really not about the extension in almost all cases, I would still go with a .com extension really. Maybe later I will buy the .org and .net extensions to my domain name as well. But that would be a long term plan. This is how I see it.

~Danielle
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DebbieT004 Premium
Thanks Danielle,

I thought that I had read something like that also and that’s why I wondered if you didn’t own the .com if there was any point in buying the .org
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nathaniell Premium
There's a lot of domain squatters out there, so you may find that although domainxyz.com is not available, there's not actually an active website. In that case, going with .org is totally fine.

Same if you see a small website that isn't ranking well, or doesn't seem popular. Having the .org while they have .com isn't an issue.

If you see a big website with lots of activity and good rankings, at that point, I'd avoid getting a similar domain as them.
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DebbieT004 Premium
Thanks for that Nathaniell that makes sense. It's great to be involved in a group that has so much knowledge and where you feel okay asking questions.
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DebbieT004 Premium
Hi Kyle, I'm learning so much here thank you. I've just purchased three domain names after watching this video.

I purchased creatingfinancialindependence for when I complete the certification course and start the affiliate bootcamp and I was surprised that it was available.

I also purchased two in relation to books - mybookhaven and oasisbooknook and just wanted your opinion and others opinion as to which you/they think would be better for branding and had a better ring to it?

Thanks in advance Debbie
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TammyLM Premium
Hi Kyle,
Can you please share your thoughts on what would be best for marketing my business/ brand?
My business name is "Leap n2u Fitness"; however, my website domain is "leapintoyoufitness.com" because, at the time, I was under the impression that spelling the words out would be better for indexing and searches.

I am weighing the option of transferring to a new domain name "leapn2ufitness.com" for marketing continuity.

Q- Is this something that I really need to worry about?
Q - Is transferring to a new domain (all within WA) easy to do or is it a rabbit hole that I could end up getting lost in for a while?
Q- Is there a tutorial for transferring sites?
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CJDodaro Premium
You can't change a domain name. You have to purchase another, and then do redirects for all content that you have (individually). If you already have a lot of content on your site, I would just either leave it alone, or change your site title to reflect your domain name.

CJ
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TammyLM Premium
Thank you CJ.
Yes, I mistyped. I understand that I would need to purchase a new domain name and then transfer the site to the new domain thus changing the domain name. My physical face to face personal training business and brand is LEAP n2u while my website is leapintoyou. I'm looking for marketing insight as to whether that may be inadvertently impeding my ability to bring in my target market and make sales.
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CJDodaro Premium
I doubt it, but I myself, would some how try to reconcile the two. Either change the domain, or the name of the site. Domain names don't have as much impact on sales as your content does. Each page and post rank on it's own merit.

Best of luck.

CJ
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TammyLM Premium
Thanks CJ!
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CJDodaro Premium
Any time.
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ReginaO1 Premium
Hi, iam trying to buy a domain name but when I type in my proposed site name at site domain it would not search to determine if the name is available. Secondly, the content of the page that opens up when I click on site domain is not the same as that in the video. Am I doing something wrong? That’s the page in the attachment.
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edensbox Premium
When I do the search I am finding that http://myaffiliatebusiness.com is taken. However, it gave me a list of option names. I am including a picture of those for you. Not sure why it is not coming up for you. You may want to check with Support to see if they can help?
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BobBarr Premium
Are you clicking on the search icon (the magnifying glass)?
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ReginaO1 Premium
Thanks, your response is very helpful. I guess I would have to contact support.
Regards
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ReginaO1 Premium
Yes, I am clicking on the magnifying glass but it is not responding. Strange, isn't it that in the video Kyle didn’t have to click on it for the search to begin. Thanks for your quick response.
Stay blessed.
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DynamicDavid Premium
Make sure your browser is up to date. If that does not take, use a different browser.

When I do it (by just keying in the same stuff you keyed it as per your image), it starts looking straight away, tells me the dot com version is not available and gives me a list of associated available domains that are available.
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Freisia Premium
I already have a site called agingnthriving.com but I have bought two more being agingnthrivingonline.com and agingnthrivingshop.com
I will use agingnthrivingoline as the new site for the Super Affiliate program with Kyle.
Agingnthrivingonline will focus on building an online business using Wealthy Affiliate.
The other agingnthrivingshop will market products for older people.
I hope these will work for building a brand of my own being aging 'n thriving.
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eosegueraf Premium
Thank you Kyle. I already have a domain (https://suppliesfororganicagriculture.com) and I am at the starting stages of creating the website but as you suggested in a PM I will buy another one to create a bootcamp related website to promote WA. First I will go to NameMesh.com to search a brandable name for it. Thanks again for your invaluable and ongoing help.
Best regards from México.
Eugenio.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, feel free to drop me a PM with any ideas that you may have and I will be more than happy to help you out. :)
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Jojofarr Premium
Great information. I learned a lot. What was hard for me though is I am sort of hard of seeing, just found out that I have cataracts on both eyes. So the visual demonstrations are quite small and hard to see, especially for me, even with glasses. Could that part of the demonstration possibly be larger to enhance the learning experience??
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Gerald4 Premium
How do you get too the part were you can purchase a Domain I have all have a name for my business since I am passionate about music I love music it God given And i do have my own D J Equipment lights the whole 9 yards music Included a I have too buy a couple pieces and that all....
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Gerald,

Press Site Rubix on the left of your screen, then press Site Domains.

You can search for domain availability, add it to your cart and then follow the steps from there.

Cheers,

Peter
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Gerald4 Premium
Thanks
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PeterK77 Premium
No problem!
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FayG1 Premium
I just want to make sure I understand before I buy a domain. Once I buy then I own a website on google? or WA? I'm just confused once I want to become an affiliate with lets say amazon how will this work? I'm feeling just a bit overwhelmed with this with the very little knowledge that I have in this feild. can someone help me
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GerberL Premium
When you buy a domain its on google. On becoming an affiliate, don't worry about that now. Just continue with each lesson. There is still a lot to learn before becoming an affiliate. But each lesson is a step closer
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AlexO1 Premium
When you buy a website, you own it not on google, but on a domain hosting platform. You get it through WA. As you progress through the lessons, affiliate links and making money online will be explained to you. If you want to find out, you can skip to this short lesson on affiliate links.
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FayG1 Premium
Thank you. Im just overwhelmed of this new information and to invest time and money one does not have is difficult but it helps to have a support group.
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dianaar Premium
Hey guys,
my first question: Will the domain names be still accessible and hosted for free, even if i cancelled my premium membership later on?

Second thing: i want your help please:
what about a domain name ' my aviation shop' ? My domain name on site rubix is 'best aviation headset' but i am thinking to change this domain name into a broad one because i don't want to specify my website only with headsets, i want it to be more general. at the same time my main title on the website is same as my niche which is 'best aviation headset'. I am now confused what to choose as a registration domain name. i need your suggestions plz! Thank you.
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MozMary Premium
1. hosting is free for the free websites but not own domain websites, if you cancel Premium then you cancel your hosting at WA and need to find alternate hosting

2. you don't have to rush into a domain name until you are happy with your choice, you can transfer all the content easily across

you seem pretty clear that your website is not just a mini-niche site with an exact match domain, so it is the title that is confusing you?

the title can be changed any time, easier when you know your domain name
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dianaar Premium
What is confusing me, is whether i put my niche name same in the domain name registrar or change it totally. For example myaviationshop.com is wider than my niche. This is what i am asking for.. what do you suggest abt the general domain name..since my niche is so specific (headset) comparing to the domain name i am thinking about (aviationshop)
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MozMary Premium
if you had a specific niche then choose the name for that

but in your first question you say you want to be broader than headsets

take a look at this post
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dianaar Premium
ok thanks!
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amandatorres Premium
Great video! Thanks Kyle! I just love how all the videos are so easy to follow! One question...I have a domain already. www.weightdefeated.com. I had it with GoDaddy, but I did not renew with them. Do I still own it? I'm not sure how that works. Should I have it transferred? I like the site name alot. I think it's very brandable.
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amandatorres Premium
I just checked on the WA Site Domains platform, and it says that http://www.weightdefeated.com is not available for purchase. So that must mean I still own it? So I should just transfer it?
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CLandi Premium
@amandatorres, you should call Go Daddy and ask them if you are still in their grace period. You might have to pay a fee to retain your domain name. I let a domain name expire and had to pay $96 to get it back plus the cost of renewing my domain name.
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amandatorres Premium
I got the problem solved already, but thank you for the advice!
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VSinatra Premium
When I purchased my domain. I believe I did not go right away to ck my email. The email I believe said I had 15(?) Days to confirm....I was glad I ran across the email. Not realising its importance and time sensitivity. Obvious I wasn't to this step on this set of course work. I will definetly try namemesh.com next time! Thanks for the info!
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Hudson Premium
This is very good, just what I am looking for. So here's a question please. If I am thinking of marketing my knowledge in an area say project management should I be choosing something like my pmexperience or mypmknowledge as a brandable domain name rather than the potential audience which could be newbie PMs, experienced PMs returning PMs etc.which I have found difficult to put together in one domain name (AllPMs??). Or should I be looking for something else and if so what would you suggest please? I know this question may sound obvious and apologise for that but I need to understand this before setting up my brand. Thanks for your help and comments, Hudson
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Hudson Premium
Thanks, much appreciated, Hudson
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Dmtorre Premium
When I started my domain I had the idea to create a name that is not relevant to my niche. I seem to be doing well in the rankings. If I had chosen a relevant name do you think I would have done better? And is there an easy way to switch?
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MozMary Premium
people will debate this, ultimately it's not the name that will make the difference - look at Nathaniell's site 'onemorecupofcoffee' or something like that, he says he made a mistake as a newbie but is doing so well he is not going to change it

on the other hand, a good example @rich gives is look at Apple!

as for an easy way to switch - without losing your rankings? maybe someone will surprise us with a 'yes' here :D
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DarleenP Premium
Thank you Kyle for the new Training here at Wealthy Affiliate. I already bought a domain name but I sure wish I knew about NameMesh when I bought it - that is one of the hardest things to do - thinking of a name to choose, and I can see how that tool would help so much.
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Kyle Premium
Namemesh certainly a good tool you can use and it's free (which is an awesome part of it).
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