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Reserving a domain name, gear up for e-commerce

This story appears in the October 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

So you've finally decided on the perfect domain name foryour Web site. That's great, but nothing's going to beofficial--or usable--until you take the time to register andreserve that carefully selected Internet address.

Fortunately for you, when it comes to domain name registration,you've got several options right at your fingertips. Just goonline: There you can register your domain name for free atInterNIC (,which handles the majority of the Internet's domain nameregistrations. Another option is to let an ISP service do it foryou for an extra fee. (The cost is usually about $10 to $20.) Ortry logging on to the Web sites of Internet hosting companies suchas Sage Networks ( Internet Communications (,which also offer free registration.

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