Do you need a private Domain Name?
What are the Pros and Cons of having a private Domain Name?
Con: You have to pay for your private Domain Name, around $10 per year per Domain Name.
Con: You have to learn how to forward this Domain Name to your preferred LCP (Lead Capture Page, also known as Landing Page), unless you already know how to do that.
Con: Many people cannot or are not interested in having their own Domain Name, so they will not be able to duplicate it.
Pro: When you share a personal Domain Name with people in person, it is easier for the prospect to remember what it is if the name doesn’t have a combination of numbers and letters, like a usual company provided LCP link.
Pro: It has a greater chance to rank high in the search engines than your company provided LCP link.
There are many places on the Internet where you can find out if a particular Domain Name is available; for example: www.GoDaddy.com.
There are also many places on the Internet where you can purchase the lease of a Domain Name and they vary just a little in price.
Hosting is how and where you would park your website, which is based on your Domain Name, and the prices vary a lot. Hosting is only necessary if you want to create a new website, which you don’t normally want to do.
If you choose to get your own Domain Name, you most likely just want to FORWARD Your Domain Name.
If you want to get your own Domain Name and you don’t know how to do it, you can go to www.GoDaddy.com and read instructions there or call them, with the phone number you see there, and they will walk you through the process.