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What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is your website’s address. When a user types your domain name into their browser’s search bar, they are directed to your website. For instance, the domain name for Amazon® is “www.Amazon.com”. In most cases, your domain name is your business name, your name, or some sort of variation. Sometimes, domain names that match your business name and your name have already been purchased and registered by someone else; in this case, you will have to be creative and register an address that is easily recognized by your current customers.
Domain names have multiple endings (technically termed domain extensions). The three most familiar domain extensions are:

  • .com
  • .net
  • .org

The most popular domain extension is dot com.

Why WordPress

It is my belief that without exception, every single dental website should be powered by WordPress.

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) created and managed by Automatica. While Automatica owns WordPress, WordPress is an open-source project that is free to download and can be used on any scale. Since its official release in 2003, WordPress has become the most popular content management system in the world with a 59.4% market share. Furthermore, WordPress now powers almost a quarter (25%) of all the websites on the Internet.

WordPress began as software aimed at making online publishing easy for bloggers, but has since become a robust system capable of powering some of the most highly trafficked websites in the world.
Wordpress is divided into two products — one product is called WordPress.com and the other is called WordPress.org. WordPress.com is a managed hosting service provided by Automatic that is great for bloggers who want to focus on writing great content. However, WordPress.com has strict limitations on the themes and plugins that can be installed on their service and thus is not the most popular way to use WordPress.

WordPress.org is described as the free, open-source, self-hosted version of WordPress. Self-hosted installations of WordPress have almost no limitations.

For the average small business owner, and certainly every dentist, a self-hosted WordPress installation offers more than enough features to power your ideal website.

Website Design for Dentists – Laguna Beach Theme

Today, I am pleased to announce the release Laguna Beach – our second dental website theme.

Laguna is a minimalists dream. This website features no footer, a large front-page image or logo above a single call to action. The navigation menu has a traditional layout where the name of the practice is in the top left hand corner of the website.

I sincerely hope you enjoy exploring this website.

Learn More About Our Laguna Beach Theme

Website Design for Dentists – The Newport Theme

At Proximal Contact, we believe that every dentist should have a beautiful and modern website that professionally represents their practice online. Today, I am pleased to announce the release of our Newport Beach themed dental website.

The Newport Beach theme is a clean, modern, and mobile friendly website designed just for dentists. It is a modern twist to the traditional dental website where the doctor or practice’s name appears in the top left corner of the navigation menu.

Under the menu, is a full width image above a simple call to action.

We also know that testimonials are crucial to your practice’s success, so this theme gives you the option to make testimonials a focal point of your homepage.

You can learn more about this theme and explore a live demo by clicking the button below.

Learn More About Our Newport Beach Theme

What is this Blog for?

Thank you for visiting our blog. This is where we will write about new courses, new website designs and features, our awesome customers, and anything else we think you’d like to know about (almost always related directly to dentistry).

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