How To Register A Domain Name

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A domain name is of no use and non-existent until it is registered with the appropriate domain extension. our domain name is how people search and find you on the internet. Registering a domain is easy and simple.

I will show you how you can register a domain name of your choice for free and for paid ones.

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There are two ways to get your domain name registered so that you can be live on the web.

There are also hundreds of domain name registrars.

The First Option:

If you go for the totally free option, then you can go to free domain name registrars like Freenom and tk.

But these registrars give you extensions like .tk, .ga, .cf, or gq instead of the .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz which looks kind of ugly and unprofessional. And it would also looks suspicious and unsecure to many people which is bad for your business.

You can also use Wix or WordPress.com but you will have your own website name along with Wix or WordPress attached to it –

Example:

https://thenameofyoursite.wordpress.com

And if you use Wix, it will look like this – 

https://yourwixusername.wixsite.com/thenameofyoursite

The Second Option:

This is the most commonly used method to register a domain name.

You can go to any web hosting service provider like NameCheap, GoDaddy, Bluehost, DreamHost.

The greatest advantage of getting a domain name from Bluehost or DreamHost is that if your intention is to start a blog that can be based on any niche or you want to build a website for profit in the future or whatever reason you may have, is that you need not worry about changing the DNS settings and that stuff.

The thing is if you purchase a domain only from somewhere else, you then need to register for hosting and pay for it again.

So, I highly recommend you to directly go to DreamHost or Bluehost and pay for the hosting only as you will get a free domain for free for the first year.

You can definitely register a domain somewhere else and then

Let me show you with example with DreamHost.

Go to the DreamHost homepage here. You can sign up or directly select Domains in the menu bar. 

A page to enter your chosen domain name will show as the image below.

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Enter the domain name you have decided on and hit the search button.

Here for this teaching purpose, I searched for the yourbeautifulworld.com domain name.

If it is not available it will show “Sorry, yourbeautifulworld.com is unavailable and it will show you the suggestions below.

The suggestions will show the same domain name with another extension other than the .com.

That means if you want to stick to the same name, you need to choose to the a different extionsion name which is not a .com.

However, if you want the .com extension (which I highly recommend), then you need to change the domain name by adding another word or letter to it.

In this example, I added the letter ‘S’ after the world and it shows it is available.

If you do not want to have a kind of similar domain name but want to keep a unique domain name you can type in another domain name you want to have and search if the .com extension is available.

I would also suggest you go for another unique domain name if possible.

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When you click on the ‘Buy Now’ button below you will be taken to a page to create your account first. Enter your email id and create a password.

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When you click on the continue button after you entered your valid email id and a password, you will be taken to the page which ask you if you would want to register your domain name for 1 year, 2 years or a 3 years period. You can choose the time according to your wish. 

If you would like to keep your domain name for a longer period, you can choose the 2 or 3 years.

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You will then be taken to an additional page where it asks you to get your domain hosting. 

If you are trying to build your website or registering your domain name for the first time, then you need not pay for your first domain registration even.

You need to go to the hosting section of the DreamHost menu bar and select a shared hosting option. You will get a totally free domain name registration

However, if it is your second domain then you need to pay for the domain registration.

The last thing you need to do to register your domain name is to enter your detail like address, phone number, and credit card details. Then submit your order. 

There, you are! Your domain name is registered. The domain name is yours forever as long as you renew it before or after it expired.

Once your domain is registered, you can start a blog of any kind or resell your domain and make a profit out of it.

FAQs On Domain Name Registration

Q. How To Buy A Domain Name Permanently?

You can not buy a domain name permanently. The longest time period for which you can buy a domain name is for three years. So, if you continue to renew it after the end of each term, it will be yours.

Q. Can I Delete A Domain Name?

Domain names once created cannot be deleted. You can just drop them or sell them to someone else if you do not have the need for them anymore.

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