How to register your domain name

You surely want to create an online presence for your business. But before you do that, you need to have a domain name. And the first thing you must do is to register your domain name, but how do you that? Read on. There are several domain name registrars and hosting websites to choose from, and I would list some of them here:

  • GoDaddy
  • 1&1 Internet
  • Dotster.com
  • NameCheap
  • Blue host
  • Host Gator
  • Dream Host

I won’t be biased here; you can register from any of the domain name registrars out there.

So let’s get to the main topic on how to register your domain name. If you want to register your domain name, here are some steps you should follow.

(Read more about: Six best places to register your domain name)

  1. The first step is to think of domain names you want to use. My advice is to have up to 4 different domain names you can choose from because choosing only one domain name might cause disappointment because it might be taken.
  1. You need a hosting website. There are different hosting websites you can choose from. All you need to do is get the names of their primary and secondary name servers. Their main and secondary name servers are usually obtained from their FAQs or other documentation on their site. But if you can’t find it, it is advisable to email them because you will need the information to point your domain name to your website.
  1. If you haven’t found any hosting website to choose from, you can allow the domain name registrar to put your domain name on a temporary website that is specially set up for you. With this done, you can get your domain name before it’s too late and would still have the time to set up other aspects of your website.
  1. You will need either a PayPal account or credit card to pay for the purchase of the domain name. Most of all but not all registrars require a PayPal account or Credit card so you can pay for your domain name.

After following all the steps, it is time to sit back and watch. Even after you pay for your domain name, you won’t be able to use the able to use the name for some hours or days; this is because the official domain registry must be updated with your site’s Domain Name System Information and this might take some time. However, you should see your domain name on the web within 48 hours.

By | 2017-08-02T19:51:19+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments