Do you think
that anyone will ever remember that address? Of course not!
So why would you want to put that address on your brochures,
business cards, etc.?
Reasons Not to Use Free Web Space
- Hard to remember the address
- When you decide to move to another address your site will appear
to have disappeared
- When you change your address you will have to change all of
your brochures, etc.
- CREDIBILITY - without your own domain name you don't appear
to be serious about your business or organization
- Free sites generally load slower due to the volume of other
sites being hosted on free servers
Why You Need a Domain Name
- You look professional
- domain names are very reasonable these days $70 for the first
two years, $35 per year thereafter
- If you change servers your address never changes
Virtual Servers vs. Virtual Hosting
Did you know
that there is a difference? There is. Having a domain
name on a virtual server means that your web site has its own IP address.
Virtual hosting is a new concept where many domain names are directed
to the same IP address. The problem with this is that older
browsers will not find your site. Only newer browsers are set up for
finding these addresses.