How to Get a Domain Name

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Have you ever wanted to start your own website, but don’t know where to start? Well, a domain name is the first step towards creating your own website, without which no website can exist. A domain name is simply the url address for your website where all of your web files will be hosted. Securing a domain name is relatively simple and affordable, and there are numerous domain hosting services from which to choose when considering purchasing a domain name.

Things You’ll Need

Domain hosting service

Credit/Debit card

Step 1

Search for a domain hosting service, of which there are many, such as Yahoo Domains or Go Daddy.

Step 2

Brainstorm and search for an available domain name, which will be the web address url for your website. Most domain name hosts offer a search service in which you may type your desired domain name that will notify you whether it is already taken or not because the same domain name cannot exist twice, so you must create one that is completely new and unique.

Step 3

Secure your domain name for a specific time period (usually a year) by purchasing it using your credit or debit card information.

Tips

Consider purchasing a domain name and web-hosting package from the same company in order to receive a discount on a bundled deal.

Try to create a domain name that is descriptive of your website, for this could increase traffic and search engine ratings later on.

Warnings

Beware of free domain scams when searching for domain hosting services.

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