What is a Domain Name?

If your Website is your House, your Domain Name is your Address

For example, our online address is woodchuckarts.com. When building your home online, you will have to purchase and register an address. There’s a lot of info that goes into deciding how you’ll purchase your domain- but here’s answers to some of the most common questions that we get!

Where do I purchase a domain name from?

Domain names are purchased at domain registrars and there are many to choose from. Here is a list from Forbes that we paired down to ones we have experience with:

Another place domains are often registered is through your hosting company. We use A2 Hosting to host our websites and we purchase all of our domain names through them.

Text that says: If your Domain Name is your Address, your Registrar is the one who registers & gives directions to it

Can I transfer my domain to another registrar after I have purchased it?

You can transfer domain names from one registrar to another for free at anytime if you decide to move them. Your website may experience some downtime during the transfer process, but hopefully not more than a few hours and probably less.

Can I keep my domain name on a different platform from my hosting company?

You can also keep your domain name on a different platform than your host. For example, we have a few clients that have their domain names at GoDaddy, but we host and manage their website through A2 hosting.

How much are domain names?

Getting people to your website is one of the biggest hurdles in e-commerce, so anything you can do to boost traffic goes a long way. Here are a few high-bidding domains from name.com:

  • Cars.com – $872 million.
  • CarINsurance.com – $49.7 million.
  • Insurance.com – $35.6 million.
  • VacationRentals.com – $35 million.

These domains have such high prices because they are extremely common searches, meaning they will surely get tons of visitors. A big investment, but an even bigger payoff potentially!


We have been building, hosting, and maintaining WordPress websites since 2009, and we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge that we hope can help you create a beautiful, functional, and successful website. Domain names are just a part of the web design process, check out our website if you want to learn more!

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We will notify you when a new freebie becomes available. You can brand any of these images for your business or use them for your personal social media platforms.

Samples below, and there are more in the image portal. 🙂

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The incredible thing about the internet is that we can work anywhere!
Woodchuck Arts is geo-located in Pickerington, Ohio, but we serve clients all over the United States.

Cultivate Pickerington Business Center
19 N Center St, Pickerington, OH 43147