If your website is modelled after your radio station, your domain name must also be. For many radio station website owners, taking ownership of a domain name can be complicated. That’s why today, we’re offering you details on how to do it all.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is the internet equivalent of your mailing address. With a domain name, your listeners will be able to find you on the internet. So a domain name is essential when creating your radio station website.
Example of a domain name : www.nameoftheradio.com
Free domains offered by Radio King
If you have a radio station website on our platform, you already know that we offer the use of a sub-domain free of charge. The only problem with this sub-domain is that it cannot be completely customized.
The domain name offered by Radio King is made up of two parts.
- The name of your radio station: “myradio“
- The Radio King sub-domain: “.radio-website.com“
Unlike a domain name purchased from a web host, your Radio King sub-domain can be changed as soon as you want or need it to be, with the help of our technical team.
Domains that cost and can be customized
Do you want to create your own domain name, but you’re not sure where to start? First, you need to think about the most suitable name for your radio station. Choose a short name, so it can be easily memorized. Another advantage of choosing a short domain name is that it limits the risk of typos and potentially losing listeners.
From an SEO standpoint, it is also very important to include the name of your radio station and/or the keywords “radio station” (if they aren’t already part of your name). We also suggest limiting the use of hyphens, unless it makes your domain name easier to read.
Finally, the extension you choose will be essential. So that a radio station website is credible in the eyes of its listeners, it’s important to choose a relevant domain name extension based on geography.
« .fr » for France
« .co.uk » for the United Kingdom
« .be » for Belgium
« .de » for Germany
« .es » for Spain
« .com » for an international reach
Then verify if the desired address is available with one of the following service providers:
If your domain name is available, reserve it right away in order to avoid losing it. The price can vary from 5 to 12 euros per year, including tax. Often, if the domain name is not available, the web host will offer you some other alternatives.
Beware: The “purchase” of a domain name is not actually a purchase. It’s more like a long term “rental” that you must pay for, so you don’t lose it.
Do you have your own domain name?
No problem! You can easily use it for your radio station website. To do that, all you have to do is follow our tutorial or get in touch with your technical team.
As we’re sure you’ve noticed in this article, choosing a suitable domain name is a necessity for your radio station, but it’s also a guarantee of quality in the eyes of your listeners.
If you have any tips or ideas to share with the Radio King community, feel free to share them with us!