About Domain Names

A domain name is a unique identifier for a website on the internet. It's like a street address for your website that visitors can use to find you. Your domain name is also what appears in the address bar of a web browser when someone visits your site.

When you create a website with Webstarts, you can use your own custom domain name. This means that instead of having a web address like "yourusername.webstarts.com," you can have a web address like "yourbusinessname.com."

If you don't already have a domain name we recommend you register one with WebStarts. When you add a domain name to your website within WebStarts it's automatically configured to work with your website. This is by far and away the fastest and easiest way to setup your very own .com,.net, .org, or other top level domain name.

If you registered a domain name with a registrar other than WebStarts you can use that with your website as well. It's just a little bit more complex. The fastest and easiest way to get a domain registered with another provider to work with your WebStarts website is to update the DNS (name servers) to ns1.webstarts.com and ns2.webstarts.com. The steps for updating DNS differs from provider to provider. Here's a link to an article with instructions on updating DNS for each of the largest providers.

Note whether you register a domain name directly with WebStarts or connect one registered with another provider, domain names can only be connected with a paid subscription plan.

After your domain is connected to your Webstarts website, you can start using it to promote your site and build your online presence. You can also set up email addresses using your domain name (e.g. " info@yourbusinessname.com") to add a professional touch to your communication with customers and clients.