I have registered two domain names for my business, 19CorporateFinance.co.uk and 19CF.co.uk, using Go Daddy ( http://uk.godaddy.com ) as they are well established and had some attractively priced plans.  I chose the .co.uk suffix as I operate mainly locally in the UK.

The following article was the best I found giving a good overview of all the steps required: http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/startwebsite.shtml

Having given some thought to my requirements, the various options and the gaps in my knowledge, I came to the conclusion that I had a choice to make.  I could either invest a fair amount of time getting to know a Content Management System (CMS) and develop the website myself or I could find someone with the necessary knowledge to do it for me.  Feeling that there was a high probability that I would make some mistakes and need to re-trace my steps, I chose to use the professionals.

Having looked at a few firms, I decided to use Footprint on the basis that they understood my brief, I liked some of their other designs and they would give me a website which I could then maintain myself, but with the ability to ask for support when required.  I have been very pleased with the support provided and the speed with which the website has been delivered.

Let me know what you think of the finished product www.19CorporateFinance.co.uk by using the contact us form on the site.