Have you ever tried to register domain and realized that it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg? Some registrars charge as much as US$35 a year for a .com domain, and there are sites that offer premium domains at skyscraper prices. For example, the domain “nobody.com” is for sale at US$100,000, while the domain “somebody.com” is being offered at US$50,000. But if you’d like to register a domain that will be for personal use there’s no need to spend more than the price of a decent dinner.
You will also need to look at the various domain name extensions that are available and what they represent, so that when you do register your domain, it will be to the point and purpose of your website. Top level domains (also known as TLD’s) have come a long way since the original .com .net and .org days, and extensions have been tailored to reflect the web site’s line of business, content or target audience.
If you are registering a domain for your company or organization and have enough of a budget for building your internet presence, you might consider buying more than one extension to your desired domain name. The wisdom in this is if you own the .com, .net, and .org versions of your domain, there will be fewer chances of another entity being mistaken as you or of anyone with malicious intent posing as you.