Dictionary.com defines Domain as:
1. land governed by a ruler or government
2. land owned by one person or family
So it makes sense that we refer to your web address or url (i.e. www.YourWebClinic.com) as a domain, doesn't it? It's your “land/address” on the internet governed or owned by YOU. You get to decide what you want to create & share with the world.
Once you add hosting to your domain, you open the doors to your inviting, informative & engaging space . You can invite people to come and find answers to the problems you can help them solve.
Social media platforms like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and others are great outposts where you can help grow your reach but that “land” is owned & governed by those very web domain owners. The same is true for popular blogging sites like WordPress.com & Blogger.
Forums and groups are great places to grow your audience as well, just remember that they too are governed by the organizations who own the land.
You know you've created a cool place to hang out…always remember to invite people back to your place for a great time!
Are you King or Queen of your own domain?
As always, feel free to leave a comment with your own thoughts or questions. You're also welcome to shoot me an email if you need help implementing anything you find here at Your Web Clinic.
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