We are here to help you every step of the way as you develop your domain. Before your domains workshop, read this article to help you get started.
During the Domains/WordPress workshop, you will be asked to name your domain. We encourage you to consider using your full name as your “Top Domain”.
You can always add subdomains later with more creative names, but for your main domain it should be easy to remember and as short as you can make it. Think of it as naming your digital space. This is a space that you will use for this project, but it is yours and you may use it for other projects or ideas down the road. It is also a part of Davidson that you can take with you when you leave. Come to the workshop with 3-5 options, in case your preferred domain name is already taken.
So, for example, I might come in thinking about these basic professional options:
And I might add more creative options like:
All the while remembering that although they may be meaningful to me, they aren’t very serviceable for the rest of the world. They would also take a lot of explaining, which would distract from what I’d want to use my core domain for, which is a professional site I can use to help people find me and know what I do.
In short, keep it short and practical. All the creativity can go into the design and contents—not the domain name which becomes your URL.
For all of the details you need to start out, check out these 5 articles:
- Introduction to Davidson Domains
- Accessing C-Panel in Davidson Domains
- Setup a subdomain in Davidson Domains
- Installing WordPress on your Domain or Subdomain
- WordPress Themes Community Portal
We are really excited to work with you on your Domains projects and look forward to seeing what you create. Feel welcome to a schedule a meeting with any one of us at any point.