Domain Names

How to Get Online

Taking those first steps to get online is much easier than most people think. Learn the importance of getting your business online and how to create an online presence.

Building a Website Made Easy

Webinar: Thursday, September 18, 1:00PM EDT

If you’ve been on the fence about building a website for your business, there’s no reason to wait any longer. In this webinar sponsored by Verisign, you’ll learn about the essentials of a website, how to approach the process, and get a live, hands-on demonstration building a website using a popular, free website building tool. With these tips, making your business Internet Official is within reach for any small business owner.

Why Get Online

Whether you’re a small business, blogger or recreational Internet user, get the facts about how creating a web presence keeps you connected.

Common Concerns about Getting Online

For many people establishing an online identity might seem overwhelming. Perhaps you’re feeling the same. Let’s address some of the main concerns others have had about getting online.

The Ins and Outs of Domain Names

The Ins and Outs of Domain Names

A domain name is key to doing just about anything on the Internet. Learn more about the anatomy of the domain name, how the domain name system (DNS) works, and the key stakeholders involved.

Domain Name Resources

When it comes to building an online presence, choosing the right domain name is arguably the most important decision. If you need inspiration, have an idea or already know what you would like, utilize these resources to confirm if you’re on the right track.

Options for Creating an Online Presence

Getting online is easier than you think. There are many options beyond building a website, such as marketing through branded email and social networking platforms. Check out the options available for getting you online.

Website or Social Networks?

Explore the pros and cons of getting your business online – via social media or launch a website- to determine which one is right for you.

Benefits and Barriers of Bringing a Small Business Online

Today, people often turn to the Internet first for information about businesses and products – whether they are shopping online, or simply looking for a business’ address or phone number – making an online presence one of the most important assets for any business.

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Small Business Success Stories

Discover how other small business owners created their online presence and how they have found success via the Internet.

How to Choose a Domain Name

Choosing your domain name is one of the most important steps to getting online. Explore some ideas on how to select the best domain name for you.

Resources for Getting Online

Here is some helpful guidance on how to build a successful online presence using a wide range of free and low-cost tools.

Tips for Evaluating Registrars

When you have the perfect domain name and are ready to register it, protecting and securing it needs to be a top priority. Consider these points when selecting the best registrar for your needs.

Six Stages of Creating a New Website

Ready to get your business online with a website? Use these six stages of website development as a blueprint to your new site.

3 Tips for Building a Free Website

Free website builders are an easy and economical way to bring your business online. Follow these helpful guidelines on how to build a successful site.

How to Redirect Your Domain Name

Want the credibility and scalability of a domain name without building a website? Forwarding your domain to your social media page or eCommerce site is a great alternative. Read to get easy step-by-step directions.

Building a Website Checklist

Want to create a website for your business? Use this website checklist to help guide you through the process of building a website.

First Five Things to Do after Getting Your Business Online

You've put your business online! Follow up with these next steps to ensure it's successful.

New gTLDs and Your Small Business

Over the next few years, .com, .net and the other domains business and consumers have come to rely on will be joined by thousands of new domain name extensions. What exactly do these domain extensions – known as new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) — mean for your business?


Verisign is proud to help SCORE support the success of small businesses by providing business mentorship through free webinars and tools.

Verisign is proud to help SCORE support the success of small businesses by providing business mentorship through free webinars and tools.