How To Register a Domain Name

Interested in learning how to register a domain name and how to use web hosting? Registering a domain name is a simple process that can be accomplished in three steps. Here is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to do so.

  1. Choose a good domain name. One of the most important steps in registering a website is choosing a domain name. What is a domain name? A domain name is the portion of the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) appended with .com, .net, .biz, and .tv among others. Companies usually use .net or .com whereas organizations use .mil or .edu. Make sure to check that the domain name is unique and that no one else is using it. Use the Web to read more on choosing domain names. For example, a good domain name is one that will attract the right clients and has good name recall. A good domain name can also help websites increase page ranking. A top spot in page ranking can also help bring in additional revenue in terms of advertisements and corporate sponsorship. Also, a domain name will stay with whoever registered it, even with a change in web hosting. A DLL is normally used for storing domain names. This means that site owners are assured that clients or other people who go to their site can always find them.
  2. Pay using PayPal or a credit card. Using a PayPal account or a credit card is the most common way to pay for a domain name. Upon application, the web host that has been chosen by the site owner will register the domain name. During the application process, the site owner will have to pay a registration fee. The registration fee will allow site owners to use the chosen domain names for one year. A site owner can then renew the domain name annually. The web host will also supply the names of the primary and secondary servers being used. A site owner can send an email to a web host in order to learn more about the service being provided.
  3. Use a temporary website. Site owners who have not signed up with a web host can also register a domain name using a temporary website. A temporary website will allow a site owner to park their domain name and will even provide a free email address. Using a temporary website can be a good option for those who do not want to spend too much on domain name registration just yet.

Most companies nowadays have set up their own company websites in order to promote their products and services. Organizations also use websites in order to spread more information about their advocacies and to recruit more volunteers. Companies and organizations benefit greatly from having their own websites. However, websites can also be beneficial for individuals looking to promote their own special brand online. Having a website helps individuals gain credibility, because it allows prospective clients to check up on their services.


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