Purchasing A Domain

Purchasing A Domain

There is more than one domain registry out there for purchasing a domain, but for this article, we are going to register a domain through GoDaddy.com which are one of the largest domain registries out there.  We are going to go through the entire process of registering a domain name from start to finish.

Firstly, it’s very important to find a name which represents what service or goods you intend to provide. For this report we are going to pretend we want to find a domain name for a food supplement review website, so we type in foodsupplementreview.com.

If the .com is available that is what we prefer to choose.  In this instance the domain foodsupplementsreview.com is available for purchase.

Next we are taken to the following page which states they have added privacy, you can purchase this if you wish but you do not necessarily need this and it is an optional feature so go ahead and click on no thanks.

 

You will then be asked to create an email address which matches your domain, this is not needed as you will be doing this in your hosting account. So once again, leave as no thanks.

Then continue to cart. If you are brand new to GoDaddy, you will need to create an account. To do this click on the create account button.

You will be given a customer number once your account is set up. You will need to enter that number and your password before you can buy a domain name.

At the time of purchase, they will ask you how long you would like to register that domain name for. We suggest you do it for 1 year. Look at the privacy and domain protection options. Most of the time, the free standard registration is going to be just fine.

Next you’ll be taken to the review shopping cart page where you can check that all is filled in correctly.

Then on the following page you will need to fill in your billing information.

 

Once your purchase is complete you will receive confirmation via email.

The next step is to set up a hosting account.

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