The domain extension can be considered as the last name of your domain. When you want to give your employees or customers a place to learn easily, from anywhere and anytime, it is a good idea to use the same field with an intuitive extension for an eLearning platform.
By choosing the right extension for your site's mission, you basically make sure to tick the following aspects in one go:
Easy to remember - by choosing .academy, you won't have to lengthen the brand name with a component that inspires a learning place because extension will position you as an expert in your field by its simple use of
Better indexing in search engines - a domain name relevant to your site's goal will be easier to find by the right audience
Branding boost and fewer errors - besides the fact that the domain name is memorable, short names and using the same main domain will help increase the notoriety of your brand. Another advantage is that a shorter domain name reduces the risk of being misspelled by users who remember your brand.
The destination of use is very clear - no one can enter a site with the extension .academy without expecting a form of online learning or useful information for this purpose, provided by the well-known brand represented by the domain name.
Where can you purchase a .academy extension?
There are several registrars for 'last name' .academy, including europeregistry.com, godaddy.com, 101domain.com and other sites. The purchase price can start from $ 6- $ 17 in the first year and can increase from the second year over $ 100, depending on the chosen domain name.
How do I launch a fast and cheap eLearning platform?
If you have already purchased a domain name, the steps are very simple:
Buy an efficient hosting plan, secure and as close as possible to where you will have the first users. You can start a comparison between offers NSHOST web hosting and choose the option you prefer. As the number of participants increases, you will need a more powerful hosting package - a VPS server or even a Cloud server, in which you delegate to our experts all the maintenance part of your server.
Change domain nameservers, pointing to the new server.
Quickly install an education theme from a generous list that you can find directly in your WordPress library or purchased from themeforest.net (such as Academy theme) or even use a free open-source solution such as Moodle, CourseSites, eFront and more.
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