I’m a web designer and buying domain names is kind of my hobby. I like to collect them. No joke! I currently own 75 domain names. Some are my client’s domain names, but a majority are my own. In this tutorial, I will show you how to register your domain name.
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How to Register your Domain Name
This blog post will show you how to brainstorm an idea for your domain name. Then how to register your domain name through a domain registrar.
What is a domain name…you ask?
A domain name is a website URL (or link) that identifies your web page. For example, the URL for my blog is https://sydandcoco.com, and the domain name is sydandcoco.com. Think of your domain name as the online storefront for your business. It’s a recognizable web address where folks will find your blog or website.
Why Your Domain Name Is Important
Your domain name is a critical part of your business (your website name). YOU OWN IT. It’s your business name and it’s where you will host your website. I can’t tell you how many of my clients forget to renew their domain name. It happens ALL.THE.TIME.
By not renewing, they’re losing their online business name. Don’t forget to renew your domain name!
HOW TO RESEARCH & BUY A DOMAIN NAME
STEP 1: Jot down some ideas for your domain name.
It could be as simple as your own name or the name of your business! I recommend brainstorming about 5-10 ideas.
STEP 2: Check if the domain name(s) are available.
Go to Whois.com, and research if your domain name is available. Take note of the domain names that are/are not available.
STEP 3: Once you have found a domain name that is available, you need to buy your domain name at a domain name registrar.
And that’s it!
Once you have purchased and registered your domain name, save your confirmation email. Be sure to add the domain name expiration date to your calendar, so you remember to renew it. Don’t let your domain name expire (ok, I just repeated myself again but you get the point!)
TAKE ACTION NOW
1. Brainstorm the domain name for your blog.
2. Search for your domain availability on Whois.What You Should Know About Buying A Domain Name - Step-by-Step Tutorial! Click To Tweet Do you have questions about how to register and buy a domain name for your blog or business? Leave a comment + let me know!
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