How to Register a Domain Name? The internet is a way to interact with the world. You can share your message and spread the knowledge all around the world with the help of a website. It is like a personal space that becomes your identity. You can control it as per your desire.
There are many vendors selling domains. Let us first see how to register a domain name, then we will mention a few popular vendors for more clarity:
- First of all, you have to think about a name for your website. Here, you need to be creative, because this name will depict the core focus of the whole site. After that, check the availability of this name on any of the domain sellers’ websites (registrars), such as GoDaddy, NameCheap, etc. Their details are mentioned at the end of this article.
- Suppose, the name you thought is available. Now, you have to decide about the domain extension, e.g. .com, .net, .org, .biz, etc. If it is not available, you can try some other similar name. There are billions of already registered domains, so it may take your time. Keep finding!
- The next step is to choose the duration for which you have to reserve the domain. It can be a minimum of one year to ten years maximum.
- Pay the registrar and you will become the owner of the domain. Now, that name is not available as an option for others. Next, you have to host your site. That will be explained in a separate article.
Best Domain Name Sellers/Registrars
The most popular domain registrars are listed below:
This year, domain.com stands at the best domain registrar because of reasonable prices and extra features offered to the customers.
GoDaddy is the most popular registrar and there are a lot of sales on its credit. However, there are many other cheaper domain providers which are leading now and considered better than GoDaddy. You can check their plans.
NameCheap is an equally popular domain registrar. Its offers are better and include more free features in its plans, such as a free SSL certificate for one year, domain privacy, etc. NameCheap is offering domain privacy for 2.88 USD, GoDaddy price is 8 USD. So, you can compare them all.
Hover is another top-ranked domain provider. It offers good pricing and easy filtering. Whois privacy is free, but the support is not available 24/7. Its owner is Tucows, which operates OpenSRS and eNom as well.
You can have a great experience with the Google Domains. It offers fair pricing, good options of domain extensions, private registration totally free on domain supporting it.
PorkBun has lower prices; no fee for Whois privacy as well as SSL certificate is completely free. Modern domain extensions are also available, such as .Ninja.
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