The domain name is the address of your website. It consists of a series of words separated by dots (eg: www.graphics.coop). The final part often indicates something about the kind of organisation whose website this is, or where they are located. A non-profit organisation will often have a domain name ending in “.org” or “.org.uk” (a newer option is “.ngo”). If your work is primarily based in Scotland, you might consider “.scot”. The “www” (for “world-wide web”) part at the beginning is typically optional.
There are a lot of factors to take into account when choosing your domain name, and it’s important to get it right. We’re happy to advise of course!
Although people often talk about “buying” a domain name, you don’t buy it outright. Instead you pay a fee for the right to use it for a certain time, after which it needs to be renewed, or you might lose the right to use it.
Your domain name is also used in your email addresses (eg firstname.lastname@example.org).