Choosing Your Domain Name

Once you purchase a domain, it’s yours for one year to do what you want with. If you wish, you can purchase a domain right here today.

You purchase a domain name through a service provider called a Domain Name Registrar. The price is typically around $8 to $10 USD for owning a domain for one year. The two most popular name registrars are Namecheap and GoDaddy.

Namecheap (My first choice)

If you sign up for a domain with Namecheap, I have an affiliate link which should get you most domains for only .88 cents for one year!

Domain names for just 88 cents!

GoDaddy (A cool name)

Another popular Domain Name registrar is GoDaddy. Sign up here for a discount as well.

About researching a domain

If you want to know more about any particular domain, you can search it using an internet service called WHOIS

Here’s the main WHOIS search provider to look up a domain:

If you don’t want to have your name showing as the owner of your domain, you can select to hide it with privacy options. Namecheap comes with a free privacy guard, WhoisGuard. Usually I think it’s a good idea to keep the owner private.

This is the panel within Namecheap. You can see I’ve turned on “Whoisguard” to protect my identity from anyone that wants to research the domain. This is the default setting within Namecheap.

Once you’ve purchased your domain name, you own it for a year. But your website needs to live on a server or webhost. To purchase hosting for a year, you’ll go to the next step.

This page contains affiliate links and I may be paid a commission for sales generated from clicking the links. I only promote service I have used and believe in.

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