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A URL is what website users type into a browser to go to a particular website. Sometimes this is referred to as the web address or domain name. A vanity URL is often used to make it easier for people to remember your web address. It should refer to you or your business (think www.janesmith.com or www.janesmithrealestate.com).
You can purchase a vanity URL with a domain registrar such as GoDaddy. Use the search box on the domain registrar's home page to see whether the URL you want is available. If the URL is available, buy it! If it isn’t, try another one. The search results page will often display some domain name alternatives that are available for purchase.
Some tips on selecting a name:
Most companies charge an average of $10 per year. Some domain registrars will try to sell you a package of extra items that you may not need. Look carefully on your checkout page to make sure you are only purchasing a domain name. You will not need to pay to have your website hosted, as Zap will be hosting your website.
Once you have purchased your personal URL, you will want to have it forward people to your Zap website.
The steps to complete this process can vary a bit depending on where your URL is hosted.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you set up forwarding: