If you arrived here, you’re looking to register a Thai domain name (international domain names too). As a business or organization evolves, it needs to expand its real estate from actual land, to internet property. Opening the doors to the internet can yield traffic and exposure to millions of other people and in various countries – no longer are we held back by the people who walk past our office everyday.
Once you’ve made the decision to establish an online presense there are numerous things you need to do.
- Create a domain name aka your website address
- Find a web hosting company to host your site (Best Thai Web Hosting)
- Build your website
Even for the best businessmen or organization leaders, the thought of doing these things can be overwhelming. We’ve been there and many years ago we learned as well.
The great thing about finding a domain name is it’s fairly straightforward. With a little research or help from us, registering a .co.th domain name is easy (we also register .com and many other domains).
1. Create your domain name
The first thing you’ll want to do is create your domain name. If you’re looking for a .com website there will be much competition and many of the options will be taken. Using a .com caters to people in every country. If you’re looking to share your website in English and other languages, on a worldwide scale, you might want a .com or .org or .net.
But maybe you’re a local business that only works 1 country or 1 language. If you’re looking for a domain name specific to Thailand, then using .co.th will have much less competition.
For other countries in SE Asia, we can also be of help. If you are buying a domain name in Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, we make the process easy. Websites in these countries can use .com or the country-specific domain extension. For instance, Vietnam can use .vn and Myanmar can use .com.mm. There is less competition because the local website market is relatively new compared to the world as a whole.
2. Consider your website name
The second thing to consider is your website name. Ideally it will be the same as your business or organization however there’s a good chance it is already taken. What do you do if the website domain you want is already taken? You’ll need to look for an alternative – there are many good options so don’t worry.
Sometimes it’s as easy as adding a word like the country for your target market to the end of your website address. For example, instead of using Frankselectric.com, you can use Frankseletricthailand.com. Another simple strategy is adding “the” to the beginning of your website. If you need assistance finding the right domain and registering it, Pixel Interactive can walk you through the steps.
Additional Consideration For Registering a .co.th Domain Name
An important factor when choosing a domain name is how it will perform in “search engine optimization”. When people search on the internet for businesses they usually search for specific phrases.
As a business owner you want your website to appear first when people search – it’s common sense right? Choosing the correct website address helps with branding and helps people find you when they search for information. If your website domain name has nothing to do with your business, people might be confused and look elsewhere.
Another consideration might be the http vs https feature that is offered when registering a domain name. Http is the standard transfer of information to and from the server to your website. Https is the secure version of http and makes sure your website is protected through encryption. Https is especially important if you allow financial transactions on your website. Interestingly, because https is more secure, they tend to do a little better with search engine optimization as secure sites and servers are more trustworthy.
Lastly, consider the price. Registering a domain name in SE Asia isn’t expensive, however you want to make sure you do it correctly the first time. At Pixel Interactive we specialize in local domain registrations for Bangkok, Thailand, and SE Asia, however we also serve many international clients from Australia and Europe.
Because of our fluency in English, solid customer service, and our Thai hospitality we can help you find the right domain name at the right price.
In this article we’ve mentioned a few of the considerations you should know before registering a .co.th domain name (or .com, .org, .net). You’ll also want to consider how the site reflects your business or organization – is the name appropriate and will it appear when people search for it?
Lastly, consider security and price. While the price of registering domain names is fairly inexpensive, security may be the most important thing you can do for your business. With attention to security, we can help you establish your business or organization on the internet. Thanks for reading!
Nancy is the founder at Pixel Interactive, a web design agency in Bangkok that has been working with clients around the globe since 2009. She graduated with a Masters degree in Information Systems from Sydney, Australia and worked in one of the biggest IT companies in Sydney.
Today she consults on web development, website strategy, and content strategy. She works closely with clients on graphic design and web design projects, using WordPress as her platform of choice.
When not immersed in client projects, Nancy is often invited to speak about online marketing to students in universities and to business owners in live events. She writes for our blog, sharing her expertise in project management, client services, and online marketing.
Nancy is also part of the international community of the WP Polyglots which helps translate themes and plugins, including WooCommerce, into Thai language.