Having a domain name is no longer a luxury; anyone can have one for as little as 3 dollars per year. Buying domain name is necessary if you want your website to be public. Many webhosts offer simple steps for people to purchase domain names. On average, registering a domain name takes up to 10 minutes.
Here are a few tips on how to buy a domain name:
- Choose the webhost. Choosing the right place to purchase a domain name is the most important step. There are several places where you can register your domain: active-domain.com, 1and1.com, godaddy.com, hostgator.com and others. You should look for webhosting sites that offer more services than just a domain registration. Extra services may include bandwidth space, 24/7 customer service, and webmail access. When choosing the webhost, you should check for the reputation to make sure that the site has many satisfied customers.
- Pick a name. Once you find a place to purchase a domain name, the next step will be choosing the right name for your website. You should pick a name that represents you or the products/services you are trying to sell or provide. Even if you buying a domain for a blog page, you should consider names that would be easy to remember. You will have to be creative as the most obvious and common domain names are already taken.
- Pick appropriate extension. There are several domain extensions that you can choose from: com, net, org, info, and biz. Com is a general domain extension that is used for any private or corporate websites. It is the first domain extension that people use for their websites. If your business is a nonprofit, than you should register with Org extension. There is no much difference between net, info, or biz, except the price. Most people use net extension to represent their sub-websites.