Small Business Web Site Domain Name Registration

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Were focused on the basics of designing, developing and promoting web sites for small businesses, with emphasis on simple, effective and affordable web page design, development and promotion.   We specialize in first-time web pages for sole proprietorships and other small businesses, as well as larger web sites for companies with more extensive needs.  Initial consultations are free of charge.  
 

AJR Web Site Services - Small Business Web Site Developers

Based in the Houston-Galveston Texas Area

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Small Business Web Site Domain Name Registration Overview

  • Choosing a Domain Name (Your Web Address) - One of the first steps in setting up a web site for a small business is to choose a domain name.  The name will usually be a dot-com name as in yourdomainname.com (or www.yourdomainname.com), which will later have a web address or uniform resource locator (URL) of something like http://www.yourdomainname.com.  You might already have ideas about a domain name that would be appropriate for your business, or you might need a little bit of help with that part.  We are happy to work with you to determine a proper domain name, and to verify whether the chosen domain name is available. 

A great tool for verifying domain name availability can be found at the VeriSign web site (formerly Network Solutions).  Go to http://www.netsol.com/ to use their domain name search tool, if you are interested in doing some research on your own.  Because so many of the short, catchy, easy-to-remember names have been taken by the hundreds of thousands of people who have already registered web sites, you might be amazed by the names that are NOT available.  Sometimes it takes quite a bit of creativity to come up with an available name that is the catchy, easy-to-remember type, especially in certain areas of business. 

Additionally, there are some tricks to choosing domain names that can help to make them more visible to Internet search engines.  We can work with you to help you incorporate some of those ideas into your choice of a domain name. 

  • Registering the Domain Name - Once the domain name is chosen and verified to be available, steps must be taken to register the domain name with one of the available domain registrars on the Internet.  VeriSign (see reference, above) is one of the best known domain name registrars, but others are also available.  We are glad to help with the registration process or to do the registration for you as part of our services. 

Once your domain name is registered, no immediate steps must be taken until your web site is ready for publishing (posting or uploading) to the chosen Internet web host site.  To see more on host sites, see our Hosting page. 

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Developing a small business Internet web site can be an affordable and cost-effective solution to keep up with business competitors (or indeed, to leap ahead of them), adding unlimited visibility for you, your products, and your services.  A web site provides a way for you to make your products and services visible to prospective customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you are depending (and spending) too much on hardcopy advertising using tools such as yellow pages and directory ads, mail-outs, fliers or other attention-grabbers, a small business web site may be the answer for youthe answer to more effectively use a portion of your advertising budget.  At AJR Web Site Services, we don't do high-end, complex, expensive web page development.  Instead, we focus on the basics of effective web page design and development, domain name registration, hosting, publishing, promotion, and maintenancejust the things that a small business needs to get the right start on the Internet.  We can take your business through the entire process, doing as little or as much as you need us to do.  Almost anyone can publish a web site to the Internet, but it takes special effort to publish a site that is "findable" by the major search engines and to obtain listings in the major Internet directories When your site attracts those major search engines and gets listed in the major directories, it also attracts the visitors who use those search engines and directories.  By designing web pages that are "search engine friendly," we make it easy for your site to attract the major search engines, which, in turn, attracts the visitorsvisitors who are looking for your products and services.  Our web sites are designed with emphasis on  these concepts.  We incorporate the right design elements into the web pages, then use effective methods to promote the web site.  Our web services also include writing and editing of text, photography services for illustrative visuals, and placement of existing graphics, company logos, or other promotional information within the site material.  Whether you have only a rough idea of what you want, or if you've got a clear concept about the web site you'd like developed, we can help in the web page design and development processdoing as little or as much as you need us to do.  If you need help with an existing small business web site, or if you've got a site that's just not working for you, we can provide consultation services for site improvement.  Services include editing and rewriting of existing text for clearer and more concise presentation and communications, as well as evaluation and recommendations for correct and effective meta data presentation (effective use of hidden titles, descriptions, and keywords) to enhance search engine and directory promotions.  Our physical operations are based with accessibility to the Houston, Galveston, and Clear Lake, Texas, areasbut we can work with businesses in virtually any area of Texas, the United States, and beyond. 

We have the ability to work with small businesses in any part of Texas or the United States, but for work with our local customers, regional areas of service include (but are not limited to):  Harris County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Liberty County, Montgomery County, Waller County.  A partial listing of cities includes:  Aldine, Alief, Alvin, Angleton, Arcola, Atascocita, Bacliff, Barker, Barrett, The Bay Area, Bayou Vista, Baytown, Beaumont, Bellaire, Port Arthur, Port Bolivar, Champions, Channelview, Clear Lake City, Clear Lake Shores, Cloverleaf, Conroe, Crosby, Crystal Beach, Cypress, Deer Park, Dickinson, El Lago, Ellington Field, Friendswood, Kingwood, Galena Park, Galveston, Gilchrist, Hedwig Village, The Heights, High Island, Highlands, Hitchcock, Hockley, Houston, Huffman, Hufsmith, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jamaica Beach, Jersey Village, Katy, Kemah, Kingwood, Klein, La Marque, La Porte, Lake Houston, Lake Jackson, League City, Manvel, Missouri City, NASA JSC area, Nassau Bay, Needville, North Houston, Park Row, Pasadena, Pearland, Prairie View, Red Bluff, Rice University, Richmond, Rosenberg, San Leon, San Jacinto, Santa Fe, Seabrook, Sealy, South Houston, South Shore Harbour, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Stafford, Stuebner, Sugar Land, Sylvan Beach, Taylor Lake Village, Texas City, Tiki Island, Tomball, Webster, West University Place, The Woodlands 

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