The next step in creating your writer’s Web site is important. Your domain name. Your domain name is your Internet address, it’s part of your URL. It identifies your IP (Internet Protocol) address online, and it must be unique.
IMPORTANT: Buy your own name as a domain name. With a little luck, your name will still be available. My domain name is angelabooth.com. The “dot com” part of the domain name is the domain level, read more at Wikipedia about domain names.
How do you find out whether the domain name you want is available? Just enter “buy domain names” into any search engine to find a site which registers domain names. There are many.
Register.com is one place to check out.
Of course, if for some reason you don’t want to use your own name (buy it anyway), you can use any name you like or make up as a domain, if it’s still available. There’s a thriving trade in domain names, so if you like a particular name, BUY it. Chances are that if you don’t and try to buy it a week or a month from now, it will be gone.