When you’re looking to start a website, there are three main things you need: a domain name, a hosting service, and a platform such as WordPress or Blogger. A domain name can make or break your website, so taking the time to choose one that conforms to your business expectations is paramount. Some years back, domain name registration was limited to organizations and companies. These days, individuals are able to register their own domain names and start their personal websites. Here are the necessary steps needed to register your domain name:
- Think up a suitable domain name for your hosting website
Take time to think of a great domain name that synchronizes with your intended business. After choosing the best domain name, head to a reputable domain name registrar to register the name and pick a domain extension. Some of the most renowned domain name registrars include GoDaddy, Namecheap, 1&1 Internet, and Dotster.com. GoDaddy is the best since you can get very cheap domains. Don’t be pissed off when you’re met with ‘’expired domain’’ or ‘’domain was already taken’’ tags as great domains are almost always already taken. Just continue thinking up or tweaking your preferred domain until you find one that’s available.
- Ensure you have a convenient payment system before you perform a domain search availability
Most of the domain name registrars mentioned above require that you have a credit card or PayPal account to pay for your domain name. These payment methods will enable you to get the domain name faster before someone beats you to it. Domain names usually cost between $10 and $35.
- Look for hosting Website Company
After you’ve acquired your domain name, the next step is to find a company to host your website. There are many website hosting companies today, but you should go for a reliable one. Some of the best web hosting companies you should choose from include Bluehost, Hostgator, iPage, GoDaddy, and justhost.
- Fill out your details on the hosting website company’s account
The web hosting company will require you to fill out some details before you buy their hosting rights. Some of the details include your domain name, personal details such as name, email address, password, physical address, and payment method (mostly credit card or PayPal). Within minutes you’ll get a message to your email address confirming that you’ve succeeded in purchasing hosting rights.
- Create your website from the hosting website.
Most of the web hosting companies will allow you to create websites from WordPress, Blogger or any other platform from their account. This is to allow a seamless flow of activities. Once you’re done, your website will be up and running. You will only need to customize your website, and you’re good to go.
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