Wondering what a domain name is? No, it's not the same as a URL, but it's close. A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, refers to the entire website address including the colons and slashes. For example https://horizonwebsitedesign.com/ is a URL.
A Domain Name refers to your website's name and the bit after the dot (.), for example .com, .com.au, .org, .net. So horizonwebsitedesign.com is a Domain name.
Sounds lovely but it can be challenging to find a domain name that has not been already taken.
Don't worry, it's not the end of the road for you yet. While .com and .com.au are the most popular extensions out there, nowadays, it's becoming increasingly popular to have something completely different, which will also significantly lower your risk of domain name clashing.
For example, do you have a photography business? Rather than choose YourBusinessName.com you could have YourBusinessName.photography or YourBusinessName.photo, anything you want to make your site stand out from the rest. If you'd like to know what names are available or want some ideas, contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you further.