Naming a website for your food truck can be confusing if you aren’t familiar with the process or have a limited knowledge of the Internet. Here are 5 great tips that will start you on the right path to successfully selecting a URL for your mobile food business website.
You have undoubtedly heard the term URL so what exactly is a URL? Well, the following is a fairly simple, but formal definition of URL:
Definition: URL is an acronym that stands for Uniform Resource Locator and is a reference (an address) to a resource on the Internet.
It’s often easiest (though not entirely accurate) to think of a URL as the name of a file on the network because most URLs refer to a file on some machine on the network. However, you should remember that URLs can point to other resources on the network such as database queries and command output.
The following is an example of our URL: http://mobile-cuisine.com
5 Steps For Selecting A URL For Your Food Truck Website
Create Your Online Identity
The first thing you should do is consider what URLs are available to you; then choose your brand name accordingly if you can. Select a URL now, even if you aren’t building your site until later.
Pick 3 URLs
Your first choice may be taken, so have a few domain name ideas. If your top three picks are available, consider getting all three when selecting a URL. It’s not too expensive and then you have flexibility to create a site for a special promotion or use a special landing page for an event.
Find A URL Vendor
You can register your URL with your choice of vendor. Here are some well-known, domain name registrars:
- Concentric, www.concentric.com
- Network Solutions, www.networksolutions.com
- Yahoo Domains, www.yahoo.com
- GoDaddy, www.godaddy.com
- Domaindirect.com, www.domaindirect.com
Don’t forget to renew your domain name. Businesses have been known to let a name expire and then find that their Web site has disappeared from the Internet. Don’t let that be you.
Spread The Word
Once you have your URL, place it on every marketing and business document that you produce. Let your company be known.
We hope you find these tips helpful in the process of selecting a URL for your food truck website. If you think we missed something, please let us know so we can add it to this article. You can submit your suggestions via email, Twitter or Facebook.