How to Register A Domain Name
It is not complicated but in the first experience of doing it, you may feel intimidated or unsure of how to proceed. Well here is a quick primer.
The first thing to do is find a site that specializes in domain registration. The one I recommend is NameCheap.com. It is easy to use and easy to set up.
The first thing you do is go to the site and at the top left hand corner, type in the name you want to check out for your domain and web site. This can take several tries and take the time to test to see what is available.
One point is that the dot com address is what you should try for first. If it is hard to get you can always opt for a dot net or dot org domain name if need be. There are plenty of theories about using only dot com over the other options. Just remember that the most important thing is to get your keywords in your domain title and make sure it is a domain that is easy to remember and is relevant to what your site is going to be. If the dot net or dot org gets you there, then go for it.
Once you have settled on a name and are satisfied with what you have, click the box next to the domain name and go to the bottom of the page and click the add to cart button or the buy button. If you have an account you will be able to log in and pay by credit card or with pre-deposited funds you may have in your account for that purpose.
If you do not have an account, now is the time to sign up by opting to join NameCheap. It is easy and once you have filled in the fields and set up a credit card account, you can pay the $10 or so for the domain name.
When you have paid you will be the proud owner of your first domain. The license is good for one year, after which you can opt to renew. You also have the option to buy for multiple years if you want. That is something you can decide for yourself.
And there you have it. Two easy steps that get you set up with your own domain. If you want to you can take a look a my video that explains the very same process.
So go for it and get your domain selected and registered.
The next post will show you how to set up the domain to point to the host site of your choice. The one I use and will show in the video is Hostgator. So if you are done , go look at my next video on how to point the domain at your host servers.
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