Domain Name

domain name

You have a list of names for your show. Now it’s time to find your domain name. Head over to a domain registrar of your choosing. Many web hosting companies offer domain registration. We have used Hover as well as Google. We went with Google because it offers free email forwards.

Head over to your registrar of choice and start the search. You are looking for combinations of your show’s name within the top level domains – .com, .net… You may decide on your show’s name as you do searches for an available domain name. You don’t want it to be too long, and you certainly want it to be easy to remember. One of our shows, GamingandBS.com may have included some of the following names in our search…

  • GamingandBS
  • BSandGaming <- be careful, this could be mistaken for B Sand Gaming
  • BSRPGpodcast
  • RPGandBS

As we do this, we also check Twitter to see if we can get the same name on that platform.

Once you find the domain name that best matches your show, or desire, it’s as easy to purchase as an item on Amazon.com. Add it to your cart, create an account and enter payment info. You will need to reserve it for a year. Some registrars will give you a bit of a discount if you buy more then one and if you purchase it for longer than a year.

Congratulations! You now have your very own domain name. Next, web hosting!

 

I Want to Start a Podcast

You have listened to podcasts and you say to yourself, “I want to start a podcast!” It can’t be too hard. Get a microphone. Hook it up to a computer. Hit record, talk, and put it on the internet. Simple.

The first step is to decide on the subject matter of your podcast. In order to prevent podfade, a term associated with the unscheduled abandonment of a podcast, it is vital that you choose a topic that you are passionate about. You’re going to want to enjoy every bit of your subject matter. Keep in mind, every week, two weeks or month, you will be researching or preparing for your episode. You don’t want it to become work. It should be something you look forward to as the time approaches to record your next show. Continue reading “I Want to Start a Podcast”