Buying a domain from lifehost360 - what are the advantages?
Company websites, online shops, blogs - every (online) project rises and falls with its name. A meaningful and memorable domain ensures trust and professionalism. Uniqueness increases your recognition value and at the same time makes it easier to find it via search engines such as Google.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to buy the domain of your choice. With lifehost360 you can therefore choose from hundreds of domain extensions and save your favorites in three simple steps:
You can either buy your domains individually from lifehost360 or connect them directly to our web hosting or one of our high-performance cloud servers.
Secure a domain with lifehost360 - your advantages at a glance:
We always focus on safety. You can therefore easily order the appropriate SSL certificate for your domain from lifehost360. In this way, data transmission on your website is protected and you automatically send a trustworthy signal to your visitors. In addition, websites with SSL certificates are rated better by search engines and are therefore preferred in the search results.
Which domains can I buy from lifehost360?
In principle, we offer you all top-level domains (TLDs) available worldwide. It doesn't matter whether you want your domain to end with “.de”, “.com”, “.berlin”, “.org”, “.me” - with us you always have a free choice. In the last few years in particular, the possibilities for domain endings have been expanded. In addition to the well-known classics, the most popular domains among our customers now also include the following:
Even if you always have the free choice between the different top-level domains at lifehost360, we want to give you a brief overview of the most important differences:
Buy and register generic top-level domains (gTLD)
With TLDs, the addition “generic” ultimately only means that they are not assigned to a specific country. On the one hand, there are the generic, unsponsored top-level domains (uTLDs). Originally, these were intended for specific groups (e.g. companies) - but now you can buy and use most of them without restrictions. The original uTLDs included:
In the meantime, of course, the selection has increased significantly and in addition to regional domain endings (e.g. “.berlin”, “.hamburg”, “.nrw”) there are also more and more options for certain industries or subject areas (e.g. “.club” , “.App”).
The second, less important group of generic top-level domains are the sponsored sTLDs. These are still associated with certain guidelines and may therefore often only be used by certain companies or persons and only with controlled content. Since these domains do not play a major role for most projects, here is just a small selection:
Buy and register country-specific top-level domain (ccTLD)
The ccTLDs are the classic domain extensions that can be assigned to a country code using two letters. The simplest example here is of course the “.de” domain.
Since there are no registration restrictions for the country-specific domains, the trend has developed over time to alienate certain endings, so to speak. The domain ending “.co” is now understood less as a country-specific domain for Colombia, but more as a distinguishing feature for digital companies and start-ups. There are now over 200 different country-specific domains from which you can freely choose at lifehost360.
Good to know: Contrary to what is often assumed, second-level domains are not of poor quality or the like. The “second level” simply refers to the area of the domain that is in front of the domain ending (e.g. “.com”). The second level of this domain is for example “lifehost360”. Third-level domains (= subdomains) name the domain area before the first point (e.g. “www.” Or “support.lifehost360.com”)
Our tips for buying your domain
If you want to register or secure your domain, you probably already have a name in mind. We therefore do not want to use tips in the style of “come up with a memorable name” at this point. Still, there are a few points to keep in mind when choosing and buying your domains:
Secure domains early
First come, first serve - this also applies to domains. Once a domain has been registered, it becomes difficult - and mostly expensive - to obtain it from the owner afterwards. Our tip: Even if your company or project is still in the planning phase - secure one or preferably several of the relevant domains early on. The monthly costs for the domains are mostly negligible compared to the hassle that arises when your project is about to start and the domains have been assigned in the meantime.
Buy alternative and international domains
The search for the right domain can take some time. If it is done, you should take the chance and not only buy the classic variant (e.g. “.de”), but also other relevant TLD variants (e.g. “.com”, “.net ”Etc.) that your customers or visitors could most likely use. Basically, we advise companies and start-ups in particular to register all relevant country domains (ccTLDs) so as not to be unpleasantly surprised in the future.
It can also be a sensible step to secure additional domains that sound similar to your own. It is up to you whether you ultimately use the domains. But at least you can be sure that no one else will buy it.
Choose short Domains
Even if the selection of short, available domains is getting smaller every day - the search is worth it. Short and simple domains are not only memorable, they also reduce the risk of typing errors.
In addition, your domain should not need an explanation. The classic language test has proven itself for this: If you tell someone else about the domain, you shouldn't have to ask any questions so that you can type it in correctly the first time. Here it still makes sense to avoid numbers, special characters and umlauts in domains. Even if they are often no longer a problem from a technical perspective, many e-mail programs, for example, quickly reach their limits when there are special characters in a domain.
Be on the safe side when buying domains
The growing selection of TLDs with constantly new endings leaves a lot of room for creativity. But even if a special domain ending (e.g. “.sport”) can provide recognition value, you should not forget that many people are not yet familiar with it - and may not even understand such a domain as a web address. Our advice: Always buy “classic” domains with “.de” or “.com” ending and, if necessary, simply forward them to your preferred domain.
Consider all options
Spelling mistakes, forgotten points, double letters, a missing hyphen - if you want to be as professional as possible with your purchased domains, you can plan such errors directly and also secure the associated domains. Paying for a domain with a spelling mistake may seem strange at first, but there are two good reasons: On the one hand, you guarantee that your users will always come to your website - at the same time, you protect your users from so-called domain grabbers, the Use similar looking domains to place on these phishing websites.