The best way to control your digital footprint is to purchase a domain for your site. Doing so is cheap (only about $15 a year) and easy, but which site should you use?
Don’t drive yourself crazy. Just pick one of the suggestions below and get on your way to taking control of the digital identity you want.
www.godaddy.com (opens in new tab)
GoDaddy is the world's leading domain name registrar. They are known for reliable service and support.
https://www.namecheap.com (opens in new tab)
Namecheap is known for being a cheap and easy way to register, host, and managing domains.
Google Domain is the newest service on the internet highway. So new in fact it is still in beta and you need an invitation to use it. Once it’s open to the public, this will be a good choice for schools and businesses who use Google Apps.
What has your experience been? Which services do you love and why? Any issues? Share.
Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.
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