We talk a lot about domain names nowadays. They’re really important when it comes to the setting up and implementation of your website, but they’re also still somewhat elusive. Not many people are sure as to how to buy a domain name, so we’re going to walk you through a general guide now.
Step One – Planning Your Name
First of all, you need to plan out a name for your domain before you can buy it. If you have one or two different ideas for names of domains before you start buying them, then you’re more likely to get the domain you’ve been hoping for. Your name should be short yet creative if possible, and it should be able to help direct people to your site by being the same as your planned company name if you’re looking for one. If possible, try and avoid random letters and numbers, as these will just confuse people who are trying to access your site. If your domain is something which has a frequently confused spelling, then it may well be in your interest to try and get hold of both spellings for your domain name.
Step Two – Buying It
The next thing to do is to go to the web hosting provider you’re looking to be with, and buy your domain from there. The instructions which will be on the site are often very clear and easy to follow, meaning that almost anyone can get the domain they want while getting a server at the same time. A lot of sites, like WordPress or Wix, will offer you a domain while they are helping you build your site. A lot of places will allow you to register one of the less common domain names, so, for example, things like .wordpress or .org, for no cost or a highly reduced one. People who want more prominent domains like ‘.com’ or ‘co.uk’, will find that they need to pay a small charge each month or year to have this. As we previously mentioned, the actual instructions on how to buy a domain will vary from one provider to another, but they will all be marked up and labelled as so to ensure that you can easily access what you need and get a domain bought without any issues at all.
Overall, this is the most common process that people take to buy a domain name. We’ve tried to break it down into the broadest set of instructions possible to compensate for the fact that things can be a little bit complicated to try and undertake on each different site. However, every site will want you to get a domain name, so everything will be set up in such a way that anyone can access everything, regardless of actual ability or skill level. Buying a domain name could not be an easier process in today’s modern world, in part because there are so many different providers, and in part, because a lot of places will offer their services for absolutely no charge, making it so easy to get a domain saved for yourself.