Step 3. Buy a Domain
Alidropship plugin is a WordPress based solution. In order to be able to install it you need to have an available web site and that requires a domain name and hosting.
What is a domain?
A domain is the name of your website. It is the main part of its URL address. It consists of two elements: the name itself and the second part which can demonstrate the type of an organization (like .com, .co, .biz, .net, etc) or country (like .in for India, .uk for the United Kingdom, .us for the United States, etc).
Nowadays you can even choose such exotic domain names as .surf or .rocks, but we personally recommend choosing the .com domain. It is most common for online stores, trusted and reputable. Our solid experience shows that the best business results are demonstrated by short and keyword-rich names with .com domains.
The name of your store must show at once what your store sells. It should be easy to remember, so you don’t need extremely long, crackjaw and senseless names.
When you’re creating your store domain, consider the following things:
- Your domain must be good for SEO. That means including keywords.
- The name of your store must show at once what your store sells.
- It should be easy to remember, so you don’t need extremely long, crackjaw and senseless names.
- It must inspire confidence and look reputable. Avoid silly, random, scary or cheating names.
To choose a domain name, go to a domain generator website. They are usually free.
We recommend the Namemesh generator: it lets you evaluate the appeal of any domain name by several parameters at once and has lots of useful options. It works the following way: you enter 2-3 keywords separated by space into the search bar and press the ‘Generate’ button.
You will see all the possible combinations of these words:
Read more about domain names in our blog.
How to buy a domain?
Alidropship does not provide domain names
You can purchase domains on many sites. There are also free domain names, but they are not so good-looking – they are usually long and hard to remember.
To purchase the chosen domain, you need to go to a registrar site, create an account, provide the necessary details and pay for the purchase. Here are some domain registrars:
We recommend Godaddy. This registrar is user-friendly, takes special care of security and supports a variety of open-source projects.